HC Deb 16 January 1996 vol 269 c552W
Mr. Milburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were seen by(a) acute and (b) community mental health services in each health authority in each of the last three years. [8716]

Mr. Bowis

The information is not available in the form requested. Information on the number of episodes of in-patient treatment under mental health specialists is published in "Ordinary and Day Case Admissions for England". Information on the number of initial contacts with community psychiatric nurses is published in "Patient Care in the Community, Community Psychiatric Nursing, Summary information for England". Both publications give the information by individual national health service providers, that is, trusts, directly managed units and specialist health authorities with summaries for regional office areas; the data are not available for health authorities. The publications for 1994–95 and for earlier years are available in the Library.

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