West Midlands leading the way again in Mental Health delivery

West Midlands leading the way again in Mental Health delivery

  • June 17, 2016

Patients in Birmingham and Solihull will be among the first to benefit from a major new drive to modernise how the NHS delivers mental health care.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust will be leading the way in NHS innovation as part of a pioneering “Test Bed” with partners including WMAHSN, Accenture, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Joint Commissioning Team, Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit, West Midlands Ambulance Service and West Midlands Police.

Mind Recovery Net is looking forward to seeing how the programme develops and getting involved in supporting outcomes such as

  • Make use of predictive analytics technology to better identify those at risk of crisis, enabling mobile crisis workers and tele-triage workers to provide prevention support before a crisis arises
  • Support relatives and carers
  • Provide patients in Birmingham and Solihull with access to digital tools such as improved online support, risk assessments and crisis intervention plans that will enable care professionals to better support patients to manage their conditions in the community
  • Design and deliver training to partner organisations, patients and their carers to assist them in identifying the early warning signs of a mental health crisis.

Information about the RAIDPlus Integrated Mental Health Urgent Care Test Bed programme can be found on their website.