How common are mental health conditions? How long do people wait to access NHS therapy for depression and anxiety? Do statistics show that mental health services work for everyone? How much is spent on mental health services?
The Library will produce a briefing paper for the Commons Second Reading debate and this page will be updated when it is made available.
The Library’s Second Reading paper may be updated as the Bill goes through Parliament; additional papers may also be added to this page to reflect the Bill’s progress.
- The Queen’s Speech
- Queen’s Speech Background Paper
- Report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill and the Government’s response.
Help for Members of Parliament and their staff
In addition to writing and updating published papers as bills go through Parliament, the House of Commons Library can assist Members of Parliament and their staff with individual enquiries about bills, particularly on the policy background.
The Public Bill Office (PBO) supports public bill committees. The staff working in the PBO can advise Members of Parliament on tabling amendments to bills and on the drafting of Private Members’ Bills.
Information about long covid, including guidance and services for long covid patients, statistics and the impact of long covid on healthcare, employment and education.
This briefing covers the NHS workforce in England, including key targets, recruitment and retention issues, workforce planning and Government policy.