The data was less detailed in the first year of collection 2001/02 and some services were defined or grouped differently. This does not affect the highest level analysis e.g. total investment in year, but it does impact more detailed comparative analysis with later years. Consequently comparisons at service group level commence from 2002/03.
Previous years’ information has been adjusted by the GDP Deflator Figures for 31st March 2011 published by HM Treasury to adjust past investment to constant prices.
The older adult mental health (OPMH) report provides details of the level of investment in mental health services covering people aged 65 and above, in England for 2010/11 and compares it with the reported results in previous years since 2006/07.
The working age adult (WAA) mental health analysis provides the following overall key findings:
- Total investment in WAA mental health services in 2010/11 was £6.550 billion or £195.8 per head of weighted working age population.
- Total investment increased from £6.323 billion in 2009/10 to £6.550 billion which is a 3.6% cash increase and a real increase of 0.7%.
- Since 2001/02, the total investment, after allowing for inflation, has increased by 58.5% in real terms. At 2010/11 prices, £4.132 billion was spent in 2001/02 and £6.550 billion in 2010/11.
- Most Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) either maintained their investment in real terms or reported increases in investment of up to 4.7%. Three reported reduced investment of up to -0.8% (East Midlands, East of England and Yorkshire and the Humber).
The OPMH mental health analysis provides the following overall key findings:
- Total investment in OPMH services in 2010/11 was £2.859 billion or £344.7 per weighted head of population
- Total investment in OPMH mental health services rose by 3.8% from £2.753 billion in 2009/10 to £2.859 billion in 2010/11 in real terms or a cash increase of 6.9%
- 63% of the OPMH services in 2010/11 were commissioned by Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and 37% reported commissioned by Local Authorities
- Investment within SHAs varied from a low of £ 261 investment per weighted head to a high of £493