Members of the STP’s Mental Health Delivery Board have agreed their priorities, with eliminating out-of-area placements, older people and dementia among those chosen.
The proposals were agreed following a meeting of the Delivery Board at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, whose Chief Executive, Michele Moran, is the Board’s chairman.
The priorities, which are aligned with NHS England’s Mental Health Delivery Plan and the Five Year Forward View, are as follows:
- Eliminating out-of-area placements for all-age adults;
- Access to crisis and liaison services;
- Community mental health services;
- Perinatal mental health services;
- Health and justice;
- Older people’s services;
- Challenging dementia services.
The Delivery Board is working to identify a project lead and clinical lead supported by a working group for each priority.
Representatives are being sought from across the area served by the Humber Coast and Vale Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.
Project leads will be responsible for agreeing the scope, definition, timelines and outcomes of each project.
Leads will meet Alison Flack, the Mental Health Transformation Programme Director, every month to report on progress and identify areas requiring further information or support.
The Delivery Board will receive regular updates on the projects, all of which will have delivery plans in place by the end of August 2017.