About 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].


The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH) is a collaboration between key organisations with an interest in mental health and learning disabilities. It works with the Royal College of General Practitioners and their Centre for Commissioning. The JCP-MH builds upon the previous work of the National Mental Health Development Unit on commissioning for mental health.


The JCP-MH publishes briefings on the values and principles for effective mental health commissioning. It offers practical guidance and a framework for mental health commissioning. The JCP-MH’s commissioning framework is a work in progress and is to be published in three volumes.

The JCP-MH supports commissioners in commissioning mental health care to deliver optimal outcomes for health and well-being. The JCP-MH also works on the development of guidance on best practice commissioning wherever disparities in outcomes may exist.


The JCP-MH represents patients, service users, clinicians, commissioners, managers and others. JCP-MH members (in alphabetical order) include:

  • Afiya Trust.
  • Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.
  • British Psychological Society.
  • Department of Health.
  • English Strategic Health Authorities Representatives.
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association.
  • Mental Health Providers Forum.
  • Mind.
  • National Involvement Partnership.
  • National Survivor and User Network.
  • New Savoy Partnership.
  • NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network.
  • Rethink Mental Illness.
  • Royal College of General Practitioners.
  • Royal College of Nursing.
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • Service users and carers.
  • Specialised Commissioning Representatives.

Full Text Link


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

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