Wednesday, 15 May 2019

NHS figures reveal mental health spending postcode lottery

NHS figures reveal mental health spending postcode lottery NHS data showing how much local areas across England are planning to spend on mental health services over the next year has revealed significant variation, according to analysis by the mental health charity Mind.

Mental health services have been underfunded for decades, resulting in poor quality services and long waiting times for treatments. In 2016, the NHS committed to investing £1.6bn in these services by 2020/21, and a further £2.3bn a year by 2023/24 as part of its Long Term Plan.

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