Mental Health Services: Staff

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th December 2021.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure an adequate skills mix in the delivery of holistic mental health services in the community.

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

The community mental health framework states that the range of staff in multidisciplinary services within each local community should collaborate to deliver effective holistic care for mental health. This includes staff currently working in secondary care community mental health services, primary care networks, employment and housing support staff, key voluntary community and social enterprise organisations and social support services.

The NHS Mental Health Implementation Plan 2019/20 – 2023/24 provides indicative workforce profiles spanning a wide range of multi-disciplinary roles. Health Education England is committed to supporting the growth of the mental health workforce and its continued development, including the multi-professional teams working in community mental health services.

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