Commissioning Older People’s Mental Health Services (Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health)

Summary

The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH) has produced a guide on commissioning older people’s mental health services. This document advocates an integrated approach, involving health and social care services. Most older patients with mental health problems have complex needs, so commissioners should aim to ensure service providers across agencies work together to meet people’s needs effectively.

“Older people’s mental health services need to work closely with primary care and community services. Models that include primary care ‘in-reach’ or joint working with community physical health care services, provide more co-ordinated care and should be the norm”.

Read more: Guidance for commissioners of older people’s mental health services. Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health.

Section headings in this document cover:

  1. Ten key messages for commissioners.
  2. Introduction.
  3. What are older people’s mental health services?
  4. Why are older people’s mental health services important to commissioners?
  5. What do we know about current older people’s mental health services?
  6. What would a good older people’s mental health service look like?
  7. Supporting the delivery of the mental health strategy.
  8. References.

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Reference

Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (2013). Guidance for commissioners of older people’s mental health services. 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].

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