Five Year Forward View for Mental Health one year on

NHS England, March 2017

NHS England has published a report outlining the progress made in the first year of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

The report sets out which areas are beginning to see improved access to care and outlines examples of good local practice in services. It also recognises the ongoing challenges, adding that there is more to do to “make a reality of the aspirations for transformation in mental health services”.

Click here to view the full report.

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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.

Thousands to benefit from kick-start of mental health services transformation

NHS England, July 2016

Thousands of children and adults of all ages with conditions such as psychosis, depression and anxiety will be among the first to benefit from improved services as work starts on a major transformation programme for mental health care.

NHS England have published ‘Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health‘, which outlines the changes people will see on the ground over the coming years in response to the Mental Health Taskforce’s recommendations to improve care.

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Nearly two million patients to receive person-centred support to manage their own care

NHS England, April 2016

People with long-term conditions will be supported to better manage their own health and care needs, thanks to the roll-out of an evidence-based tool over the next five years.  NHS England has agreed a deal which will grant nearly two million people access to more person-centred care as part of its developing Self Care programme.  Local NHS organisations and their partners are being invited to apply for free access to patient activation licences, which will help them assess and build their patients’ knowledge, skills and confidence, empowering people to make decisions about their own health and care.

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Developing mental health services for veterans in England

NHS England, January 2016

In this consultation NHS England is asking armed forces veterans to share their experience of mental health services and help improve future care across the country.

The consultation will close on 31 March 2016.

Click here for further information and to respond to the survey.

‘Passport’ style brief of young people’s mental health launched

NHS England, 15 October 2015

A ‘passport’ style brief of key facts that children and young people using mental health services can use to help them avoid repeating their history and preferences has been launched by NHS England.  The ‘passport’ idea, which includes clinical information as well as key personal preferences, has been developed by young people, parents and carers and can now be used across care settings either on paper or on mobile phones.

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Better access to mental health services for older people – Professor Alistair Burns and Dr James Warner

NHS England, 9 October 2015

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Older People’s Mental Health, and the Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Old Age Faculty, highlight the need for age appropriate psychiatry for the elderly…

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