Mental Health Services: Finance

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th June 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, how much and what proportion of NHS funding has been allocated to mental health services in (a) each year since 2009-10 and (b) 2020-21.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of real terms changes to NHS mental health funding per year from 2009-10 to date in (a) percentage and (b) cash terms.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 11 June 2020

The Department does not hold the requested breakdown of funding. How the National Health Service budget is allocated to mental health services will depend on the commissioning decisions of individual commissioner organisations.

Since 2018/19, the NHS in England has met its commitment that the increase in local funding for mental health (excluding learning disabilities and dementia) is at least in line with the overall increase in the money available to them - the mental health investment standard.

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