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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services: Mothers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) improve identification of maternal mental health problems and (b) increase funding maternal postnatal checks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to preventing mental illness and improving health outcomes for new parents and their children.</p><p>The NHS Long Term Plan commits to improving access to and the quality of perinatal mental health care for mothers, their partners and children with the ambition to increase access to perinatal mental health services to an additional 30,000 women by 2020/21, with a further 24,000 women to be able to access specialist perinatal mental health care by 2023/24.</p><p>From April 2019, new and expectant parents are able to access specialist perinatal mental health community services across England. Specialist care will also be available from preconception to 24 months after birth, which will provide an extra year of support (care is currently provided from preconception to 12 months after birth).</p><p>The potential for a six week post-natal maternal health check for all mothers that includes questions relating to mental health, is the subject of further work by NHS England and NHS Improvement to establish a clearer picture of current practice in the area. If taken forward, the check could be introduced from April 2020.</p><p>The NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework set out plans to provide all areas with an additional funding to support the delivery of mental health priorities – including an expansion of access to specialist community perinatal mental health services in 2019/20.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T14:08:26.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T14:08:26.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this