Commissioning Guides: the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012].

Summary

In February 2012 the Royal College of PsychiatristsJoint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health launched four commissioning guides:

  1. Primary mental health care.
  2. Dementia.
  3. Liaison services (acute hospitals).
  4. CAMHS transitions (services for young people).

Each short guide describes what a “good” service configuration looks like, and assembles scientific evidence, service user and carer experience, and case-studies of best practice.

About the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH)

The above four guides comprise the first part of the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH)’s Volume 2 of the commissioning framework.

The JCP-MH’s commissioning framework is to be published in three volumes.

Back in 2011, the JCP-MH published their Practical Mental Health Commissioning: Volume 1 Setting the Scene. This document aids clinical commissioning groups, local authorities, and PCTs in transition. It offers a clear framework mental health commissioning and how this may operate under NHS reform.

Later in 2012, the JCP-MH is to publish further guides on aspects of service provision including: mental health, economic sustainability, and values-based commissioning.

In 2013, the JCP-MH (in collaboration with the Strategic Health Authority Mental Health Leads’ Group) is to publish a “mental health and wellbeing commissioning pack”. This will constitute Volume 3 of the JCP-MH’s commissioning framework, providing tools for needs assessments, contract inserts, cost-benefit calculators, and an assortment of other tools.

Read more: The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH): a new direction for better outcomes.

Reference

Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (2012). The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH): a new direction for better outcomes. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health, February 2012.

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Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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