Commissioning

The latest commissioning resources published on the Mental Health and Dementia Partnerships specialist knowledge portals.

National Audit of Dementia – third report

National Audit of Dementia - third reportThe National Audit of Dementia (NAD) (care in general hospitals) measures the performance of general hospitals against criteria relating to care delivery which are known to impact upon people with dementia while in hospital. The third audit collected data between April and November 2016. Read more »
13 July 2017, 6:09 pm

Guidance for commissioners of services for people with medically unexplained symptoms

Guidance for commissioners of services for people with medically unexplained symptomsThis guide published by the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH) is about the commissioning of comprehensive services for people with medically unexplained symptoms across the healthcare system. Read more »
9 February 2017, 1:49 pm

Dementia Atlas

Dementia AtlasThe Dementia Atlas is an interactive map that plots data about dementia care and support, allowing people to compare the quality of dementia care across the country. Read more »
16 August 2016, 8:47 am

Integrated approach to identifying and assessing Carer health and wellbeing

Integrated approach to identifying and assessing Carer health and wellbeingThis toolkit published by NHS England clarifies the new duties on NHS organisations under the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014, and includes examples of positive practice of work that have proven successful in supporting carers and their families. Read more »
17 May 2016, 9:52 am

Commissioner checklist for dementia

Commissioner checklist for dementiaThis integrated checklist, published by the London Strategic Clinical Networks, will help commissioners to commission services that provide excellent care to people with dementia in both specialist and non specialist care settings. Read more »
2 April 2016, 9:18 am

Race Against Dementia

Race Against DementiaRace Against Dementia is an alliance of groups currently providing information and support to people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in the UK. Read more »
29 March 2016, 9:00 am

Dementia United

Dementia UnitedOver the next five years, through working with partners across Greater Manchester, Dementia United aims to improve the lived experiences of people with dementia, and reduce pressure on the health and social care system. In short, Dementia United is aiming to make Greater Manchester the best place in the world to live for people with dementia. Read more »
11 March 2016, 10:30 am

Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 Implementation plan

Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 Implementation planThis implementation plan outlines how the 50 commitments set out in the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020 will be met, ensuring that England becomes the world-leader in dementia care, research and awareness by 2020. Read more »
6 March 2016, 3:03 pm

Five Year Forward View for Mental Health

Five Year Forward View for Mental HealthThis independent report of the Mental Health Taskforce sets out a strategic approach to improving mental health outcomes across the health and care system, in partnership with the health arm’s length bodies. It prioritises prevention, access, integration, quality and a positive experience of care. Read more »
15 February 2016, 9:00 am

PM announces funding for UK Dementia Research Institute

Dementia Research InstituteThe UK’s first Dementia Research Institute will receive up to £150 million to drive forward research and innovation in fighting dementia. Read more »
24 November 2015, 2:21 pm

Dementia, disability and frailty in later life – mid-life approaches to delay or prevent onset

Dementia, disability and frailty in later life - mid-life approaches to delay or prevent onsetThis guidance published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence aims to increase the amount of time that people can be independent, healthy and active in later life. Read more »
22 October 2015, 11:32 am

Prevalence of dementia in population groups by protected characteristics: a systematic review of the literature

Public Health EnglandThis literature review published by Public Health England examines evidence on how the prevalence of dementia varies with different characteristics, such as ethnicity, gender and religion. Read more »
2 October 2015, 5:07 pm

Models of dementia assessment and diagnosis: Indicative cost review

Models of dementia assessment and diagnosis: Indicative cost reviewThis report published by NHS England is designed to provide commissioners and service providers with detailed information about real alternative models of dementia assessment and diagnosis, with a cost breakdown. Read more »
28 September 2015, 12:17 pm

Distinctive, Valued, Personal: Why Social Care Matters – The Next Five Years

Distinctive, Valued, Personal: Why Social Care Matters - The Next Five YearsThis discussion paper, published by the Association of Adult Directors of Social Services, that outlines the developmental steps needed to be taken immediately after the General Election in order to ensure a safe, secure and personalised care and health system for older and disabled people. Read more »
19 March 2015, 2:18 pm

Future in mind – promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Future in mind - promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeingThis document published by the Department of Health makes a number of proposals to improve mental health services for young people by 2020. Read more »
17 March 2015, 1:05 pm

Vanguard sites selected to deliver new models of care

NHS EnglandNHS England has announced 29 vanguard sites for their New Care Models Programme, one of the first steps towards delivering the Five Year Forward View and supporting improvement and integration of services. Read more »
11 March 2015, 3:27 pm

Mental Health Conference 2015

Mental Health Conference 2015This storify outlines the issues and discussion from the Mental Health Conference hosted by Nick Clegg and Norman Lamb at the King’s Fund on 19 January to discuss the future of mental health services in England. Read more »
20 January 2015, 5:30 pm

Mental Health Act 1983: Code of Practice

Mental Health Act 1983: Code of PracticeThe revised code of practice shows professionals how to carry out their roles and responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983, to ensure that all patients receive high quality and safe care. Read more »
16 January 2015, 1:41 pm

Commissioning for Carers Principles

Commissioning for Carers PrinciplesThis practical tool is part of a suite of products that will help commissioners to deliver what carers say is important to them in ways that have been shown to work effectively and efficiently in practice. Read more »
5 December 2014, 8:19 am

Mental health services in London: Key facts

Mental health services in London: Key factsThis infographic published by the London Strategic Clinical Network for Mental Health provides key facts about mental health and wellbeing services in London. Read more »
21 October 2014, 2:47 pm