Mental Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd November 2018.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the November 2018 report by Rethink entitled Right treatment, right time, whether he is taking steps to ensure that NHS England works with NHS Improvement and NHS Digital to develop the Mental Health Dashboard further to include operational data for people treated in secondary and community care under a mental health trust.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health Dashboard brings together key data from across mental health services to measure the performance of the National Health Service in delivering our plans as set out in the Mental Health Five Year Forward View. Indicators within the dashboard are intended to provide a high level overview of how the NHS is performing, alongside detail on how mental health services are funded and delivered.

The content of the dashboard was recently reviewed to ensure that the measures within the dashboard are sufficiently robust to provide an accurate picture of mental health delivery across services and regions. NHS England is working with NHS Improvement and NHS Digital to improve operational data for people treated in secondary and community care and these measures will be included in the dashboard as soon as data quality demonstrates that it is appropriate to do so.

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