Planning for change

This page offers information and support for commissioners and providers of UK healthcare services to effectively plan to offer enhanced services that can address the serious mental illness (SMI) mortality gap. Follow the links to topic areas in this online resource to explore themes and recommended actions to take. 

Planning to improve access and uptake of health promotion, prevention and treatments for people living with SMI

People living with SMI face one of the greatest health inequality gaps in the UK. With a risk of dying on average up to two decades earlier than the general population, mostly due to preventable physical diseases being overlooked. Coordinated planning is required to help improve services to ensure the physical health needs of this population are met.

This section of the online resources has been developed for commissioners and providers of UK healthcare services, and is to be used by Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs).

Recommended actions and tools for use

We have developed key recommendations that will support system change and effectively address the serious mental illness mortality gap. Follow the links for more information and tools to support you.

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