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Gambling: Health Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 12218, tabled on 8 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what clinical assessment has been made of the effectiveness of financial controls, such as gambling transaction blocks offered by some banks, in supporting recovery for people experiencing gambling related harm as part of their treatment pathway structures.

Answered on

16 June 2021

No clinical assessment has been made.

The National Health Service has committed to establish up to 15 specialist gambling clinics across England by 2024 and Public Health England will publish the first ever comprehensive evidence review of gambling-related harms later this summer.