Mental Health Services: Finance

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th December 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 findings of the IPPR report entitled Fair funding for mental health, published in October 2018, whether the Government’s NHS Long Term Plan will increase funding for mental health services.

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

The Chancellor announced in October that the National Health Service will increase mental health investment by at least £2 billion a year in real terms by 2023/24.

Improving mental health is at the heart of this Government’s agenda and this is another step in our ambition to achieve parity between physical and mental health care.

NHS leaders are producing a new ten-year plan, led by clinicians and professionals, and supported by local health and care systems across the country. We expect the plan to be published later this year and as such decisions are still being taken on the exact content of the plan.

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