New British framework for community mental health reform takes a localized population health approach to build towards a national approach – helping our aspirations here in Ontario

This pithy quote from the new British framework for community mental health reform sets out similar outcomes being sought with health teams, hospitals; and perhaps ACT teams and Intensive Case Management … without walls.

… “Maximise continuity of care and ensure no “cliff-edge” of lost care and support by moving away from a system based on referrals, arbitrary thresholds, in supported transitions and discharge to little or no support. Instead, move towards a flexible system that proactively responds to ongoing care needs…”

The Community Mental Health Framework for Adults and Older Adults https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-…and-older-adults.pdf


“The new NHS England Framework marks the end of the Care Programme Approach, a system which has been in use for almost 30 years.”

Image from article below – markus-spiske-vrbZVyX2k4I-unsplash.jpg

See a detailed explanation and analysis of the framework by Andy Bell of the Centre for Mental Health here:

NHS England’s new framework for community mental health services

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