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Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 48268, tabled on 13 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish his Department's timescale for responding to the consultation on five new waiting time standards that mental health providers have been piloting, which closed on 1 September 2021.

Answered on

28 September 2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement expect to publish the response to the consultation on the proposals for five new waiting time standards by the end of this year. There are no current plans to formally publish the findings of the mental health pilots. However, they are being shared with appropriate stakeholders and participants to help inform the development of the standards.