Mental Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th December 2020.

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Photo of Anne Marie Morris Anne Marie Morris Conservative, Newton Abbot

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will (a) protect mental health hospital capacity and (b) issue guidance on discharges from mental health services.

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

On 23 November, we brought forward our Wellbeing and Mental Health Support Plan for COVID-19 which includes a commitment, backed by £50 million, to boost capacity and support good quality discharge for mental health service users from inpatient settings. Guidance on effective approaches to rapid discharge will be made available in due course.

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