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.

We would like service users, health and care professionals and organisations who work with and support those with mental health conditions to read this consultation document and provide your view on the information needed for care planning. 


How to take part in the consultation

Closing date: 5pm October 30, 2020

Planned release date tbc 2021.

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.