HC Deb 27 October 2003 vol 412 c99WS
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for each primary care trust the number of mental health patients. [132220]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The Department does not centralise information about the diagnoses given to patients; exact information about the number of people with a mental health problem in each primary care trust is therefore not available.

However, the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which is responsible for compiling, analysing and disseminating information relating to United Kingdom economic, social and demographic statistics, reports that about one in six adults were assessed as having a neurotic disorder in the week before interview. The ONS report. "Psychiatric morbidity among adults living in private households, 2000 ' is available at www.statistics.gov.uk. It gives an indication of the factors with which variations in the prevalence of mental health problems are associated.

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