Thematic review of emergency mental health care - CQC

CQC-logoThe Care and Quality Commission will be carrying a themed inspection programme exploring the care and outcomes for people experiencing a mental health crisis and will be undertaking a review to look at three of the major pathways through which people will experience services during a mental health crisis. These have been defined as people who experience a mental health crisis and who:

1. Present to accident and emergency departments (with a particular focus on people who self-harm)
2. Require access to and support from specialist mental health services
3. Are detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act.

The Care and Quality Commission will launch a Call for Evidence in January that will allow people to share their experiences of help and support during a mental health crisis. Your experience of working with people who use services at a local level will be invaluable to them in getting the information to the people who need it and guiding them on what works and what doesn’t.

If you are interested in this review contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the CQC website to find out more. They will be sending out a call for evidence in January.