Written Question on Addictions: Health Services

Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.


Date Title Questioner
19 Jul 2019, 9:46 a.m. Addictions: Health Services Dr Dan Poulter

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 270772 on Addiction Services, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of medically-staffed inpatient detoxification beds in England; and if he will make a statement.

Answer (Seema Kennedy)

No national assessment has been made of the adequacy of the number of medically-staffed inpatient detoxification beds in England. Local authorities are responsible for assessing local substance misuse need, and commissioning services to meet that need, including inpatient medically-staffed detoxification beds in England.


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