Jackie Doyle-Price fields questions on Grenfell Tower

Jackie Doyle Price

PARLIAMENTARY Under-Secretary of State for Health, Jackie Doyle-Price rose on the floor of the House of Commons to answer questions on Grenfell Tower.

Norman Lamb Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proactive steps (a) his Department and (b) NHS England are taking to ensure adequate provision of mental health support for people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS England (London’s) mental health response to the Grenfell Tower Fire has been a stepped approach which is designed to enable people affected to return to normal life as early as possible using existing support mechanisms. We are committed to ensuring that the right support is available at every stage.

Norman Lamb Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the number of (a) adults and (b) children who are (i) experiencing or (ii) likely to experience post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or other mental health problems as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS England (London) is working with Professor Chris Brewin, professor of clinical psychology at University College London who worked extensively with people suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following the 7/7 incidents.

In the first days of a major incident the focus is on providing support to enable people to talk about their experience and their fears and to help them to feel safe. NHS England (London) will be assessing exact numbers when we have accurate figures on the numbers of people affected.

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