HC Deb 09 July 2003 vol 408 cc862-3W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of mental health patients have care plans in each primary care trust. [122397]

Ms Rosie Winterton

Information on the percentage of mental health patients with care plans in each primary care trust (PCT) has been placed in the Library.

The data in the table has been provided from the Quarter 4 Service and Financial Framework Return for 2002–03 on the percentage of patients with copies of their care plans by PCT.

It should be noted that there are some data quality issues and not all of the organisations have returned data, hence the blanks in the table. This does not therefore represent a true England figure.

Lynne Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the status is of the document Inside Outside; to whom it has been officially circulated; and what response is expected from them. [122474]

Ms Rosie Winterton

Inside Outside is a key national document on improving mental health services for black and minority ethnic communities. The recommendations of Inside Outside will form the basis of the Departments action plan, which will be sent out for formal consultation shortly.

It has been disseminated widely and is freely available via the internet and the Department's free response line.

Mrs. Curtos-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is being done to improve the care of people with mental help problems regarding service redesign and strengthening local partnerships across traditional organisational boundaries in(a) the UK and (b) the South Sefton Primary Care Trust. [124397]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The mental health acces;, booking and choice programme provides the opportunity for mental health communities in England to access the tools and techniques of the service redesign methodology. To date, all eight National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE) development centres have participated in the programme, with approximately 160 project teams, representing 90 per cent. of all mental health communities, joining the programme.

Plans for 2003/2004 are to engage every local mental health community in the access, booking and choice. South Sefton Primary Care Trust has not been involved in the work to date, but will have the opportunity to be part of phase two of the programme of work.

Information relating to Wales and Scotland is for the devolved administrations to respond to. While the institution for Northern Ireland is dissolved, responsibility rests with Ministers in the Northern Ireland Office.

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