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Partial integration will only provide only limited benefits

While some of the vanguard sites developing new care models report promising early results from adopting a whole-person approach, the full opportunities to improve care through integrated approaches to mental health have not yet been realised.

This report draws on TKF recent research with vanguard sites in England, conducted in partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  We found that where new models of care have been used to remove the barriers between mental health and other parts of the health system, local professionals saw this as being highly valuable in improving care for patients and service users.  

But there remains much to be done to fully embed mental health into integrated care teams, primary care, urgent & emergency care pathways, and in work on population health.

Researched Links:

TKF:  Mental health & new care models

NHS Confederation:  Mental health should be a thread through STPs

Kings Fund:  Chance to put mental health at heart of NHS services could be missed

TUC: Only 1 in 4 people with a long-term mental illness are in work

HL:  Pitfalls & phone calls - understanding access to mental health services

Where there’s a will, now there’s a way – Professor Tim Kendall

From the fringes to the mainstream – Professor Jane South

The Five Year Forward View: One Year On – Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

Healthcare models of the future NHS

Man with mental health issues dies after failings by two NHS trusts

Next steps on the NHS 5-Year Forward View: NHS acts to cut inappropriate out of area placements for children & young people in mental health crisis

NHS Improvement:  Mental health trusts in Manchester combine to strengthen services

NHS Confed.:  Mental Health Network welcomes the TKF report on the cost of treating mental & physical health separately

Vulnerable children turned away from mental health treatment report finds

They are valued members of society

Children are mentally vulnerable

Working towards better mental health

Without accurate & timely data how does one know what needs doing and what has been achieved (or not)

Is it because we cannot see / touch mental health symptoms?

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