Supporting safety and planning for positive risk
MHPF have published four Standards for Safety Planning to ensure mental health service providers implement safer practice and encourage commissioners to plan most effectively in this time of system change
Putting peoples’ needs at the heart of services
Our members deliver services across the full mental health care pathway: housing, independent hospitals, employment and training, forensic care, psychological therapies, advocacy and more
A conference focusing on Values Based Commissioning was held yesterday, led by the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health, NSUN Network for Mental Health and Healthcare Conferences UK. The day was to provide an important update on the concepts and the practicalities of implementation in practice.
Joint Programme Office development is well underway and, as chair of the CPA, MHPF sits on the Care and Support Reform Programme Board. This Board was set up by the Department of Health (including ADASS & LGA) as part of its commitment to consider implementation differently, think through the implementation process with the sector and iron out the planning process.
The programme schedule leading to April 2015 when the Care Bill provisions come in, includes:
The Centre for Mental Health has published research which highlights the links between mental health problems and experience of welfare problems such as unmanageable debt or difficulties with housing and benefits.
The report considers the benefits of mental health services providing welfare advice as part of its support to people in recovery from mental illness. By helping people resolve complex issues, there is a better chance of preventing a relapse of mental illness.
The proportions of clinical commissioning groups and relevant providers who objected to the proposed method for calculating national prices were below the prescribed thresholds and the consultation responses to other aspects of the proposals have been considered.
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