The NHS is developing new community-based care for people with serious mental health problems as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.
PRSB, has been asked to update and enhance its existing standard for care plans, the Digital Care and Support Plan information standard and other standards e.g. the Core Information Standard, to support digital sharing of care plans for working-age adults with severe and enduring mental health conditions being cared for in the community.
Care plans are key to helping people live healthier, longer and more fulfilling lives. Over the past few months we have explored the information needs of a wide range of people who use services and professionals in a series of highly engaged focus groups and a national survey. These consultations will help us to determine exactly what should be included in the care plan.
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What will be delivered by 2024
The NHS Long term plan will deliver:
- New integrated community-based care for adults with severe mental illnesses (including care for people with eating disorders, mental health rehabilitation needs and a ‘personality disorder’ diagnosis) will help 370,000 adults and older adults have greater choice and control over their care, and ensure they are supported to live well in their communities
- A total of 390,000 people with SMI will receive a physical health check
- A total of 55,000 people a year will have access to Individual Placement and Support services, helping people with severe mental illnesses to find and hold down jobs
- 60% of people experiencing a first episode of psychosis will have access to a NICE-approved care package withing two weeks of referral. 95% of services will achieve NICE quality standards.