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Mental Health Services: Standards

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 20624, tabled on 25 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason patient satisfaction of England’s community mental health services has decreased in each of the last five years; and what plans he has to reverse that trend.

Answered on

4 March 2020

We recognise that community mental health services need to evolve and expand. Through the NHS Long Term Plan, we have committed to investing £975 extra million per year by 2023/24 in transformed models of integrated primary and community mental health care. These new models will be based on the Community Mental Health Framework for Adults and Older Adults, published in September 2019, which provides a blueprint for change.