Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 8th July 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to introduce a duty on healthcare providers to measure the time taken to admit informal patients to a mental-health bed after a clinical decision to admit has been made.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to introduce a duty on healthcare providers to measure the time taken to admit patients who require detention under the Mental Health Act 1983 to a mental-health bed after a clinical decision has been made for admission to an acute mental-health bed.

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

The interim ‘Clinically-led Review of NHS Access Standards’, published by NHS England in March 2019, confirmed that a number of sites will be field testing new standards for timely access to urgent, emergency and acute mental health pathways.

As part of this, consideration will be given to the time taken to admit as well as the practicalities of introducing such standards, such as whether they can be measured robustly in national data sets and whether there might be any unintended consequences.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.