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Parkinson's Disease: Mental Health Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 163225, tabled on 4 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Pathway for People with Long Term Conditions for people living with Parkinson's against IAPT National Standards on (a) waiting times, (b) access rate and (c) recovery rates.

Answered on

12 March 2021

No such assessment has been made. However, since September 2020, the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) dataset has begun to collect information regarding the specific long term conditions that people presenting to IAPT services have in order to allow NHS England and NHS Improvement to better monitor access and outcomes for different groups accessing IAPT– long term conditions services.

NHS Digital will be publishing long term conditions specific breakdowns of IAPT data later this month and we anticipate including a Parkinson’s specific analysis of the data later in the year, subject to there being sufficient numbers of patients presenting with Parkinson’s in order to facilitate this analysis.