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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Is your CCG meeting the national mental health investment standard?

More than one in ten CCGs are failing to meet the national Mental Health Investment Standard, RCPsych analysis shows.

We looked at the spending of 203 CCGs across England and found that 29 – or 14.3% – are not meeting the standard set by NHS England for 2017/18.

During the next financial year the picture is not much better. Twenty one CCGs (10.3%) have failed to meet the standard.

This is despite NHS England requiring CCGs to increase investment in Mental Health services in line with their overall increase in allocation each year.


How is the figure calculated?

By comparing the growth in mental health spend from the previous year to overall programme growth for each CCG.

This is also adjusted for the additional mental health monies included in CCG baselines and spend against ‘new’ mental health funding.


Is my CCG meeting the standard?

Mental Health Investment Standard 2017/2018 map

Find out more (and see the data for 2018/2019) using our interactive map


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