Mental Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th June 2022.

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Photo of Damien Moore Damien Moore Conservative, Southport

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will (a) collect and (b) publish data on access by people (i) facing digital exclusion and (b) with dementia to Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services.

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

We have no current plans to do so. However, NHS England and NHS Improvement have committed to publishing and disseminating resources on inclusive digital transformation for local services and regional teams and understand the needs of specific cohorts at increased risk of digital exclusion.

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) dataset collects and publishes data on access by people with dementia. However, as the volume of this data is low, it is suppressed to protect patient confidentiality. NHS England and NHS Improvement aim to increase the level of data collected for IAPT Long Term Conditions services, including dementia.

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