Parkinson's Disease: Mental Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th June 2020.

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Photo of Mary Glindon Mary Glindon Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has in place to ensure that mental health service providers are able to meet the demand for psychological services from people with Parkinson's who have not been able to access those services during the covid-19 outbreak.

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

The National Health Service has issued guidance to services to support them in managing demand and capacity across inpatient and community mental health services and keeping services open for business.

There is broad consensus that there is the potential for an increase in demand and we are working with the NHS, Public Health England and other key partners to gather evidence and assess the potential longer-term mental health impacts and plan for how to support mental health and wellbeing throughout the ‘recovery’ phase.

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