Community mental health plans are crucial for people living with severe mental health problems. If the information about their ongoing support can be shared digitally, it will mean that people are able to engage more in their own care plans and work with professionals to improve both their physical and mental wellbeing.
To help facilitate this, the PRSB is evaluating what information is needed in a community mental health care plan to improve care from both a patient and professional experience.
We have analysed the digital care and support plan that the PRSB produced in 2018, to see if it will meet the needs of a community mental health plan. Early research has identified some additional information which may be required, and we will review this in more detail.
The next stage of the project will be to consult on the care plan and additional information with people who use services, clinicians and professionals and others with an interest in improving health and care for people with long-term mental health needs. Our aim is to update the digital care and support plan so that it meets the needs of people using community mental health care services.