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Gambling: Clinics

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 141972, tabled on 22 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional funding the Government has provided to support the expansion of the problem gambling clinic network from two services to 14 services as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.

Answered on

28 January 2021

The NHS Long Term Plan announced the creation of 15 new specialist problem gambling clinics with up to £15 million of funding allocated over five years until 2023/24. The following table shows the committed annual spend for problem gambling mental health support.

2019/20

2020/21

2021/22

2022/23

2023/24

Total annual funding (£ million)

1

1

3

4

6

Source: NHS Mental Health Implementation Plan 2019/20 – 2023/24