Mental Health Services

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

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Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to review the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT programme) as part of the White Paper on mental health.

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

The White Paper will set out the Government’s response to Sir Simon Wessely’s Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983 and will concentrate on reform of the Act.

Over one million adults a year are now accessing Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services. Under the NHS Long Term Plan, access will be expanded to cover a total of 1.9 million adults a year by 2023/24.

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