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Effective Discharge and Pathways in Mental Health

Monday 5 February 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Effective Discharge and Pathways in Mental Health
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This conference will focus on the implementation of the NICE Quality Standard for Transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings.

The NICE Quality Standard for Transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings published September 2017 makes the following 4 statements:

  • People admitted to an inpatient mental health setting have access to independent advocacy services.
  • People admitted to specialist inpatient mental health settings outside the area in which they live have a review of their placement at least every 3 months.
  • People discharged from an inpatient mental health setting have their care plan sent within 24 hours to everyone identified in the plan as involved in their ongoing care.
  • People who have a risk of suicide identified at preparation for discharge from an inpatient mental health setting are followed up within 48 hours of being discharged.

Throughout the day this event will systematically address these statements by looking at advocacy, pilot sites working towards reducing out of area admissions, successful care planning for recovery and suicide prevention strategy.

By attending this one day Transition between Mental Health Settings conference, you will benefit from extended interactive sessions, as well as looking at current pilot sites and best practices, will be provided with practical information and inspiration to take back to your organisation and utilise in implementing the NICE Quality Standard for Transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings in your organisation, ensuring your service effectively supports people with mental illness to successfully transition through services to discharge and recovery.

“We are concerned about the high number of people in ‘locked rehabilitation wards’. Too often, these are in fact long stay wards that institutionalise patients, rather than a step on the road back to a more independent life in the person’s home community.” State of Health Care and Adult Social Care in England 2016/17, Care Quality Commission, October 2017

“By using savings to increase the availability of services in the community and ensuring the right beds are in the right place, we aim to ensure that those who need it will be able to receive the best care and treatment at home or as close to home as possible.” Claire Murdoch National Director for Mental Health NHS England

This conference will enable you to:

  • Understand how you can better support patients transitioning between Mental Health Settings
  • Network with colleagues working to reduce out of area admissions and improve patient experience for service users transitioning between Mental Health Settings
  • Understand and reflect on what you need to do, to improve the consistency and support for service users transitioning between Mental Health settings
  • Learn from current pilot sites redesigning Mental Health services
  • Update your knowledge on national and local developments and current NICE Quality Standards to ensure compliance
  • Identify key strategies for improving the transition process for people within and following discharge of Mental Health services
  • Examine your role in improving the transition for service users between Mental Health settings
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice and how improvements can be made for transitioning Mental Health patients
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

 

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