Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Involve independent providers in service planning, says Commission

Independent mental health providers should be engaged in planning services to improve the way mental health systems work locally, according to the Independent Commission set up to review the provision of acute adult inpatient psychiatric care in England.

NHS England pledges to transform mental health services

NHS England has promised the biggest transformation of mental healthcare in a generation. Responding to the final report of the independent mental health taskforce, set up by the NHS as part of its Five Year Forward View, it has pledged to invest an additional £1bn a year in mental health services by 2020/21, enabling a million more people to access services.

Raphael secures funding for expansion

Raphael Healthcare has said it will expand its business with a second development on its Rainhill site after securing a £20m funding package from HSBC.

Priory expands presence in specialist education market

Priory Group has expanded its presence in the specialist education market after acquiring Lancashire-based Progress Care for an undisclosed sum.

£400m for 24/7 crisis resolution

The government has announced more that £400m for crisis home resolution teams that would deliver 24/7 treatment in communities and homes as a safe and effective alternative to hospitals’ for people with mental health issues.

Huntercombe Group partnership awarded Bristol CAMHS contract

The Huntercombe Group (TGH) has secured a contract to provide Tier 4 child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in Bristol as part of a unique NHS and independent sector partnership.

IMHSA report calls on NHS England to improve access and outcomes for mental health...

Independent mental hospital providers are calling on NHS England to take decisive on payment and service integration to make parity of esteem a reality and improve patient outcomes.

NHS England says ‘hundreds’ will be moved into the community

NHS England has announced plans to move hundreds’ of people with a learning disability and/or autism out of hospital and into the community.

PiC opens new rehabilitation facilities

Partnerships in Care (PiC) has opened two new rehabilitation units in Coventry and Leeds providing single-sex step down facilities for men and women.

IMHSA calls on NHS England to step in over block contracts

The Independent Mental Health Services Alliance (IMHSA) is urging NHS England to phase out block contracts in mental health after producing new evidence that they offer poor value for money and patient outcomes.