MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES MAY BECOME UNDERFUNDED DUE TO BUDGET PRESSURES
- 21 Sep
A report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of MPs has found that only a quarter of people who need mental health currently have access to them, despite one-in-four adults being diagnosed with a mental illness at some point in their lives
The PAC report says:
"How the improvements in services will be paid for is less clear...
"The Department has announced an additional £1billion for mental health services over the next 5 years, but this money is not ring-fenced."
Although the Department for health said the extra money for the service would help over a million extra people access care by 2020, chair of the PAC, Meg Hiller MP said this policy lacked "sound foundations to build on...".
A Department for Health spokesperson also said:
"As the Public Accounts Committee has recognised, we have made important progress in the way we think about and treat mental illness in the country, introducing the first mental health waiting times in the history of the NHS.
"We are determined to accelerate progress further working across Government, and are backing the NHS' plan to revolutionalise mental health care with an additional £1billion invested every year by 2020 helping one million more people with mental illness access high quality care".
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