The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH) has produced a guide on commissioning services for people with acute mental health (psychiatric) needs. This document covers the purpose, characteristics and components of acute care services which work and support recovery.
“No part of mental health care works in isolation from other services and this guide should be read alongside other guides in this series, in particular those setting out best practice guidance in primary care mental health services, specialist community services and rehabilitation services”.
Section headings in this document cover:
- Ten key messages for commissioners.
- What are acute care services?
- Why are acute care services important to commissioners?
- What do we know about current acute care services?
- What would a good acute care service look like?
- Supporting the delivery of the mental health strategy.
Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (2013). Guidance for commissioners of acute care: inpatient and crisis home treatment. London: Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH), May 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].