Management by geographical area or management specialised by disorder? A mixed-methods evaluation of the effects of an organisational intervention on secondary mental health care for common mental disorder

National Institute for Health Research, March 2016

In 2010, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust established a programme replacing the borough directorates responsible for adult mental health services with three clinical academic groups (CAGs), each of which took on a subset of adult services straddling all four boroughs. This study aimed to understand the CAG programme by using realistic evaluation and assess whether it has led to changes in activity and health care quality.

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