Date lodged: 7 September 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what the budget for mental health treatment for adults has been in each year since 1999.
Answered by: Clare Haughey 26 September 2018
The Scottish Government sets national direction of policy on mental health and provides funding to agencies, including NHS boards and local authorities, to support implementation of policy. The management of local actions in implementing national policy, and decisions on local spending priorities are the responsibility of relevant local agencies. It is therefore the responsibility of NHS boards, local authorities and Integration Authorities to work with their partners and regularly review budgets and spending decisions to ensure they deliver fit for purpose services which respond to the needs of their local population, including for adult mental health services.
Funding for mental health services, including adult mental health services, will continue to be drawn from the overall funds allocated to NHS Scotland and Local Authorities by the Scottish Government.
'Scottish Health Service Costs' is published annually by ISD Scotland including costs and expenditure information for NHSScotland on mental health services ( http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Finance/Costs/ ).