To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the real terms changes in spending on community mental health have been in each year from 2009-10 to date.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
22 June 2021
Data prior to 2015/16 is not held in the format requested. The real terms increase for 2015/16 is not available as we do not hold the data for 2014/15. The latest data available is for financial year 2019/20. The following table shows the year on year increase and total spend on mental health services, including learning disabilities and dementia. Information relating to community mental health services is not available in the format requested.
Total National Health Service spend on mental health £ million
Year on year real terms increase1 £ million
Source: NHS Mental Health Dashboard, NHS England and NHS Improvement
1 Growth adjusted for inflation based on Gross Domestic Product deflators, 31 March 2021