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General Practitioners: Mental Health Services

Question for Department of Health

UIN 51118, tabled on 31 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of GP appointments that are currently used for diagnosing and treating mental health illness.

Answered on

8 November 2016

It is not possible to cross reference general practice (GP) appointments and GP clinical data to determine what clinical purpose any given appointment has; therefore, the Department cannot calculate how many GP appointments are used for diagnosing and treating mental health illness.