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Mental health discharge top tips

A presentation offering 10 top tips for reducing delays in mental health trust discharge in London.

These top tips originated from the ‘Pan-London Reducing delays in Mental Health Trust Discharges Workshop’, attended by more than 90 colleagues from across the mental health system in May 2017. Delegates represented clinical commissioning groups, local authorities, London ADASS, Mental Health (MH) Providers, NHS England, ECIP and a voluntary group.

The rich discussion identified the appetite to come together and design a principles framework that would set the standard for mental health discharge for London. The tips evolved during months of discussions based on operational experience, best practice, and debate between delegates.

The Mental Health Cavendish Square Group, NHS England and London Association for the Directors of Adult Social Services endorsed these top tips in October 2017.

Action to take

The aim is for systems to work through the top tips together and come up with a joint plan for improvement and innovation. Please use these 10 top tips. An implementation plan template is included.

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