This page highlights the importance of having clear roles and responsibilities across organisational boundaries to better integrate health and social care for people with serious mental illness.
Recommended actions to take
Ensure roles and responsibilities across health and social care sectors are clearly defined. They should support the development of systems and working relationships that promote an ethos of joint accountability.
Tools to help you
Parity in Progress? The All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health’s inquiry into parity of esteem for mental health: The All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health conducted an inquiry into parity of esteem for mental health, and one of the areas they felt that there was greatest disparity between mental health and physical is in the serious mental illness (SMI) mortality gap.