Commissioning

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

Cross-government suicide prevention workplan

Department of Health, 39 Victoria StreetThe government has published the first cross-government suicide prevention plan. The plan has a focus on how social media and the latest technology, such as predictive analytics and artificial intelligence, can identify those at risk of suicide. Read more »
22 January 2019, 3:34 pm

Dementia Commissioning know how guide

Dementia Commissioning know how guideThis resource aims to enable Clinical Commissioning Groups to achieve and maintain dementia diagnosis rate of at least two-thirds of the estimated number of people with dementia, and improve the quality of and access to post diagnostic care for people living with dementia and their carers. Read more »
17 December 2018, 10:08 am

Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)This NICE guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia. Read more »
20 June 2018, 4:23 pm

Implementation guide and resource pack for dementia care

Implementation guide and resource pack for dementia careThis guide aims to set out the policy drivers and strategic context for transforming dementia care, and why it is of importance to commissioners, providers and sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) in supporting delivery of a number of objectives in the Department of Health’s Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020, published February 2015, which complements the aims of the Five Year Forward View, published in October 2014. Read more »
17 July 2017, 12:21 pm

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

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