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Mental health services: achieving better access by 2020 by Setting out national waiting time standards from April 2015 and plans to provide better access to mental health services over the next 5 years

This report Achieving Better Access to Mental Health Services by 2020

shows what action the government is taking to provide better access to care in mental health services within the next year, including national waiting time standards for the first time. It also sets out its vision for further progress by 2020.

From April 2015, the following will be guaranteed:

  • treatment within 6 weeks for 75% of people referred to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme, with 95% of people being treated within 18 weeks
  • treatment within 2 weeks for more than 50% of people experiencing a first episode of psychosis

Targeted investment will also help people in crisis to get effective support in more acute hospitals.

This plan will start to ensure that mental and physical health services are given equal priority by 2020.

 

For more information see original source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mental-health-services-achieving-better-access-by-2020

 

Relevant forthcoming conferences:

Improving Adolescent Mental Health Services & Bridging the Gap between Adolescent and Adult Mental Health
Thursday 9 October 
Hallam Conference Centre
London

 
   

Improving Mental Health Crisis Care
Friday 17 October 
Hallam Conference Centre
London

 

Positive and Proactive Care: Reducing the need for restrictive interventions
Thursday 23 October 
Hallam Conference Centre
London

 

Masterclass: The Legal use of Control and Restraint
Tuesday 4 November 
Hallam Conference Centre
London

 

Smoking Cessation in Mental Health
Monday 10 November 
Hallam Conference Centre
London

 

Psychosis & Schizophrenia in Adults
Monday 10 November 
Hallam Conference Centre
London

 

Nursing Staffing Levels and Skill Mix In Mental Health
Monday 17 November 
Hallam Conference Centre
London

 

Masterclass: The Mental Capacity Act and Advance Decisions
Tuesday 2 December 
Hallam Conference Centre
London

 

Improving Physical Health for People with Mental Health Conditions
Tuesday 9 December 
ICO Conference Centre
London

 

Improving the Quality of Perinatal Mental Health Services
Thursday 11 December 
Hallam Conference Centre
London

 

Masterclass: The Legal use of Control and Restraint
Wednesday 14 January 
Hallam Conference Centre
London

 

Nurse Appraisal and Revalidation in Mental Health
Wednesday 14 January 
Hallam Conference Centre
London

 

Masterclass: Managing Stress & Promoting Resilience amongst Doctors
Tuesday 20 January 
Hallam Conference Centre
London

 

   

Positive and Proactive Care: Reducing the need for restrictive interventions
Tuesday 3 February 
Colmore Gate
Birmingham

 

 

Psychological Therapies in the NHS 2015
Wednesday 11 February — Thursday 12 February 
Millennium Gloucester Hotel & Conference Centre
London

 

Masterclass: Managing Stress & Promoting Resilience amongst Doctors
Tuesday 17 March 
Hallam Conference Centre
London

 

 


8 October 2014

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