Mental Health Services: Death

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered am ar 23 Mai 2024.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Rosena Allin-Khan Rosena Allin-Khan Llafur, Tooting

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have died while in the care of community mental health teams in the last 12 months; and if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of this data.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)

The following table shows the number of people who died between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024, who had an active referral to community mental health teams at the time of death, as well as the numbers of those who had a care contact or an attended care contact at the time of death:

Number of deaths recorded in 2023/24 whilst having a referral to community mental health teams

10,127

Number of deaths recorded in 2023/24 whilst having a referral to community mental health teams with a care contact recorded as part of the referral

9,944

Number of deaths recorded in 2023/24 whilst having a referral to community mental health teams with an attended care contact recorded as part of the referral

9,586

Source: data comes from the Office for National Statistics’ deaths data and the Mental Health Services Dataset.

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