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Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 98368, tabled on 5 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on the implementation of NHS England’s proposed new waiting time standards for mental health care, first published on and opened for public consultation on 22 July 2021; and what additional resources his Department is planning to provide to help support the NHS to achieve those standards.

Answered on

17 January 2022

NHS England and NHS Improvement will publish the response to the consultation on the proposals for new waiting time standards in due course. The Department will work with NHS England and NHS Improvement on an implementation plan to consider the operational and financial implications of delivering the standards.