Mental Health Services: Expenditure

(asked on 22nd March 2024) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Markham on 21 March (HLWS366), whether NHS England and integrated care board aggregate NHS mental health expenditure would still be expected to increase as a share of their total expenditure in 2024–25 compared with 2023–24 if "non-recurrent" expenditure is not excluded from the baseline calculation; and if not, whether they will itemise and quantify expected "non-recurrent" expenditure in both years.


Answered by
Lord Markham Portrait
Lord Markham
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
This question was answered on 2nd April 2024

The following table shows the spend on mental health in 2024/25 and 2023/24, the total National Health Service mandate, and the spend on mental health as a percentage of the mandate:

2023/24

2024/25

Total NHS mandate

£173,300,000,000

£179,300,000,000

Mental health spend

£13,900,000,000

£14,800,000,000

As a percentage of the mandate

8%

8.2%

Source: NHS England.

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