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Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th February 2020.

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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 increase the availability of talking therapies in the NHS.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health (2016) set out plans for expanding Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services so at least 1.5 million people can access care each year by 2020/21. The NHS Long Term Plan (2019) commits to continuing increasing access to IAPT so at least 1.9 million people can access IAPT services by 2023/24.

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