The Mental Health Five Year Forward View Dashboard

NHS England, November 2016

This dashboard provides a tool for NHS England and the Five Year Forward View Programme Board to be able to monitor progress on its commitments to transform mental health services. Since the data has been made publicly available commissioners can use it as a tool to inform their work and services users and their families and carers can see how local services are performing and understand where to look to make informed choices about their care.

Click here for more information and to download the dashboard.

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Support from the start: commissioning early intervention services for mental ill health

NHS Clinical Commissioners, September 2016

This report showcases projects that promote early intervention in mental health and draws out tips from commissioners and practitioners involved in their development and delivery. The report highlights four projects where CCGs and their partners are tackling the challenge of early intervention and it aims to share the learning and good practice from these projects.

Click here to view this report.

Funding mental health at a local level: unpicking the variation

NHS Providers, May 2016

NHS Providers and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) surveyed finance directors in mental health trusts and chief finance officers in CCGs to understand how the parity of esteem commitment is being implemented locally. The survey found that the government’s commitment to parity of esteem between mental and physical health services is being undermined by a failure to ensure funding increases reach the frontline with only half (52%) of providers reporting that they had received a real terms increase in funding of their services in 2015/16.

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Building the House of Care

The Health Foundation, December 2015

This paper explores how the House of Care, a coordinated approach to personalised care and support planning, can transform the health and care of people with long-term conditions (LTCs). It contains case studies of evolving practice in Leeds and Somerset and seeks to understand how two whole health economies – individuals, communities, health and social care services and others – are working to manage the rise in the number of people with multiple LTCs and enhance their care experiences. The paper is intended for CCGs, public health teams, other front-line providers and national bodies.

Click here to read the paper.

Guidance for commissioners of financially, environmentally, and socially sustainable mental health services

Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health, November 2015

This guide supports commissioners, local health authorities and providers to think broadly, but practically, about building sustainable, resilient communities that have the potential, over time, to reduce mental ill health.

Click here for further information and to download the guide.