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Mental Health Services: Finance

Question for Department of Health

UIN 54959, tabled on 25 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2016 to Question 53657, whether the figures provided in that Answer on mental health spending are adjusted for inflation.

Answered on

30 November 2016

The planned and budgeted spend for mental health is given below:

2014/15 planned spend £7.89 billion Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), £1.79 billion specialised services, £9.68 billion total.

2014/15 actual spend £8.29 billion CCGs, £1.80 billion specialised services, £10.09 billion total.

2015/16 planned spend £8.67 billion CCGs, £1.86 billion specialised services, £10.53 billion total.

2015/16 actual spend £8.98 billion CCGs, £1.83 billion specialised services, £10.81 billion total.

CCGs set planned expenditure taking account of central target requirements like the mental health investment standard as well as an assessment of local needs. Planned and actual expenditure by commissioners is collected by NHS England as part of formal financial reporting.

The figures provided are not adjusted for inflation.

The difference in total mental health spending by CCGs between 2014/15 and 2015/16 was £0.7 million before rebasing (£8.3 billion 2014/15 total spend versus £9 billion 2015/16 total spend).

2014/15 spend has not been rebased. The rebased figure for 2015/16 spend by CCGs is £9.15 billion.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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