The NHS Benchmarking Network are working in partnership with NHS England and Health Education England (HEE) to undertake a comprehensive stocktake of community mental health services in England. The project will collect data from commissioners and providers and will request data from all Clinical Commissioning Groups and mental health Trusts in England. This work will help inform national policy, the implementation and further development of England’s mental health workforce strategy following HEE’s publication of Stepping Forward to 2020/21: Mental Health Workforce Plan for England in July, and will also provide key intelligence for use by commissioners, providers, and STPs to support forward planning.

Project Communications

Letters have been issued to all Commissioners and mental health providers requesting involvement in the project, written by Julian Emms, Chief Executive of Berkshire Healthcare and chair of the NHS Benchmarking Network’s Mental Health Reference Group. These are available below.

Project reporting

The reports below summarise the findings for each STP. 

Further information

If you have any additional information requirements please contact David Barker on or call the NHS Benchmarking Network office on 0161 266 1335