Mental Health Inpatient and Community Services

“The data has enabled the Trust to refocus its Community Mental Health Services and support the development of services based on clinical pathways.  It is pleasing to note how the data quality has improved and how it relates more easily to clinical practice and the services delivered locally. This resulted in greater clinical buy-in within the organisation especially in supporting the Trust’s Mental Health Acute Care Pathways project.” -- Lisa Agell – Head of Mental Health Services & Joanna Wood – Costing Accountant – South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS FT

The project covers inpatient and community based secondary and specialist mental health services and allows for comprehensive benchmarking of activity, finance, workforce and quality metrics. Service quality, safety and outcomes against the rest of the NHS can be explored within the toolkit, which is the largest set of Mental Health intelligence available in the NHS. The toolkit includes a dataset of over 5,000 indicators provided by each statutory mental health provider in England and Wales and a number of large independent sector providers.

This project is for all Mental Health providers. Subscribing member organisations who participate in this project will receive:

  • Access to the benchmarking toolkit, allowing you to compare your service nationally across several thousand metrics
  • A high level bespoke report tailored to your organisation, outlining key messages and metrics
  • The opportunity to attend the Mental Health conference to hear from national speakers and member good practice sites

2016/17 benchmarking project

The NHS Benchmarking Network are pleased to announce that participation levels in the 2016 Adult and Older People’s Mental Health services benchmarking project hit record levels with all English NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts who are providers of secondary mental health services taking part, along with all NHS providers of secondary mental health services within the NHS in Wales. In addition, we welcomed participants from Scotland, Northern Ireland and the States of Jersey, and continued to have involvement from specialist mental health providers in the independent sector.

2017/18 benchmarking project

The 2017/18 iteration of the project has closed. The Benchmarking & Good Practice in Mental Health Services conference was held on 9th November; you can read more about the event here. Outputs for this project will be available in December 2017.

Download a summary of the project together with the 2016 highlights.

For queries about the Mental Health project please contact Zoe Morris.

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