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Mental Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th March 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, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2020 to Question 15025 on Mental Health Services, what plans he has to provide access to talking therapies in addition to IAPT for patients in the NHS in England.

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

Local clinical commissioning groups should commission services that meet the needs of their local communities. Based on their assessment of local need, this may include offering talking therapies outside of, and in addition to, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services.

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