Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Financially, environmentally, and socially sustainable mental health services

This guide has been written by a group of experts in mental health and sustainability, in consultation with service users and patients, and strengthened by input from a local government and public health perspective. The content is primarily evidence-based but ideas deemed to be best practice by expert consensus have also been included. By the end of this guide, readers should:

  • understand the concept of sustainability in mental health care, and how using
  • this commissioning framework can create sustainable services
  • be aware of the legislation relating to sustainability that the NHS is required
  • to meet
  • understand what sustainable commissioning looks like in practice
  • understand how and why improving the sustainability of mental health interventions will contribute to achieving the aims of both the mental health, public health, NHS, and social care strategies, as well as improving quality and productivity
  • be able to commission sustainable mental health services and interventions.

Guidance for commissioners of financially, environmentally, and socially sustainable mental health services
Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
October 2015

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