Pancreatic Cancer: Mental Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th April 2019.

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there are established psychological interventions for people with pancreatic cancer.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Cancer services are currently commissioned via physical health commissioners locally and would require each clinical commissioning group to provide information on their relevant pathways. Adults undergoing cancer treatment can access adult Improving Access to Psychological Therapies mental health services which provide evidence based psychological therapies for people with anxiety disorders and depression, in line with implementing National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines.

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