Luciana Berger – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Luciana Berger on 2015-12-09.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to collect information centrally on how many children and young people are admitted to hospital due to mental health problems.

Alistair Burt

Hospital Episode Statistics data already gives details on the number of admissions to hospital by age group and by condition, including mental health conditions. We are also investing in new data sources on both prevalence and service use. From January 2016, the new Mental Health Services Dataset will begin to provide data for both adults and children on outcomes, length of treatment, the source of referral, location of appointment and demographic information.