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Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th December 2018.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have died as a result of suicide while waiting for an appointment after referral by their GP to a relevant medical professional in each year since 2014.

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

The information requested is not centrally held.

Suicide prevention is a priority for this Government. We are implementing the first access and waiting times for mental health. The National Health Service is meeting these first standards, and introducing more – with waiting times for children and young people’s eating disorder services being introduced from this year.

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