These documents are some of the London Mental Health in Integrated Care Systems (MHICS) programme deliverables (links to documents are on the right hand side of the page).
With NHS England (London) we commissioned a London Mental Health System Stocktake and Modelling report from NHS Benchmarking Network, reviewing the provision of inpatient mental health beds and specialist community services in London:
- The report assesses the current scale of delivery of specialist mental health services across London and how this relates to the known demand for services as evidenced by both current and historic data.
- The focus of the work is primarily on London’s bed stock and trends related to inpatient care, however, to fully contextualise London’s services the work also includes analysis of specialist community based mental health services.
- The work takes a forward view to assess likely population trends over the next 5 years. This is relevant in anticipating the broad trends of likely future demand and what London’s mental health system might do to anticipate and accommodate these projected changes.
- In addition, a modelling tool has been developed to support the London Mental Health System Stocktake. The tool allows a number of scenarios to be modelled, to assist providers and commissioners in London in assessing the impact that would be had if changes were made to various constituents of the inpatient care pathway.
Another of the programme deliverables is a report looking at clinical use of outcome measures (in particular HoNOS). It provides an overview of the reasons clinicians do (and don’t) use clinical outcome measures, and makes recommendations for improving their use.