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Mental Health Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 242095, tabled on 8 April 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of dialectical behavioural therapy in the NHS.

Answered on

15 April 2019

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health recommended that NHS England invest to increase access to psychological therapies for people with psychosis, bipolar disorder and personality disorder. NHS England is working with Health Education England to invest in commissioning new training places for staff to undertake courses in National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommended therapies for these conditions starting in the new academic year 2019/20, including dialectical behaviour therapy courses.

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