To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2016 to Question 53657, whether the revised baseline has been applied retrospectively to the mental health spending figure for 2014-15 to take into account NHS England's planning guidance to clinical commissioning groups on consistent reporting of mental health spending.
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.