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Mental Health Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 121852, tabled on 27 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to review the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT programme) as part of the White Paper on mental health.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

7 December 2020

The White Paper will set out the Government’s response to Sir Simon Wessely’s Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983 and will concentrate on reform of the Act.

Over one million adults a year are now accessing Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services. Under the NHS Long Term Plan, access will be expanded to cover a total of 1.9 million adults a year by 2023/24.

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Department of Health and Social Care
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