NELFT was delighted to be one of the contributors to the latest NHS Improvement resource, ‘Valued care in mental health: Improving for excellence’, that has been published recently.
NHS Improvement is offering the resource as a tool to support improvement in mental health services and we have four case studies published in the document, highlighting areas of innovation and improvement that the Trust has been working on. Our Open Dialogue programme supporting a new model of care in the community for patients in mental health crisis has been highlighted. The document also features our quality improvement accelerator to improve care planning across the Trust.
Two of the case studies highlight the improvements the Trust has made within mental health inpatient services. One is focused on our adult mental health acute care pathway and the changes implemented to ensure we support as many patients in their own homes. Finally, Brookside, our child and adolescent mental health unit, features as a case study sharing the journey from inadequate to outstanding.
Our chief executive, John Brouder, was also asked to share his views on the resource and these feature throughout the publication.
Mr Brouder said: “It was a pleasure to be asked to contribute and for NELFT to feature in this resource. The provision of mental health services is challenging and complex so being able to share the work taking place across the NHS to improve the quality of care we provide to patients and service users is so important. I hope people will use this as a tool for learning and a springboard for improvements in their area.
“I’d like to thank NHS Improvement for publishing this resource and supporting mental health trusts as a valued part of the NHS.”
You can find out more and download ‘Valued care in mental health: Improving for excellence’ here.