Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th September 2021.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish his Department's timescale for responding to the consultation on five new waiting time standards that mental health providers have been piloting, which closed on 1 September 2021.

Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the findings of the mental health pilots on the five new waiting time standards.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

NHS England and NHS Improvement expect to publish the response to the consultation on the proposals for five new waiting time standards by the end of this year. There are no current plans to formally publish the findings of the mental health pilots. However, they are being shared with appropriate stakeholders and participants to help inform the development of the standards.

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