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Bipolar Disorder: Diagnosis

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 28908, tabled on 1 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle delays in diagnoses of Bipolar disorder.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

18 July 2022

We have committed to invest approximately £1 billion by 2023/24 to increase access to high quality, timely care in the community for people with severe mental illness, including bipolar disorder. Through the new models of care provided by integrated care systems, services will be based on the needs of individuals, rather than solely on diagnoses. This follows feedback received from people with severe mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder, during the development of the community mental health framework.

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