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Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of (a) robustness and (b) appropriateness of the clinical interventions and health care provided for servicemen and their families at the Gilead mental health facility in Germany. (201363)

Gilead mental health facility is provided by a contract with Guy's and St. Thomas's Trust (GSTT) which has clear performance and clinical governance requirements which are reported and monitored regularly. As such, GSTT are responsible for the clinical governance of this service. This service has been assessed and subsequently validated by the South London and Maudsley (SLAM) NHS Foundation Trust and the Defence Consultant Advisor in Psychiatry.