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E-Mental Health Conference - NHS Confederation Mental Health Network

The Mental Health Network represents providers from across the statutory and non-statutory sectors.

The network works with government, regulators, opinion formers, media and the wider NHS to promote excellence in mental health services, and the importance of good mental health.

You can find out more about the NHS Confederation Mental Health Network at www.nhsconfed.org/mhn

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E-Mental Health Conference - NHS Confederation Mental Health Network

  1. 1. The Policy Context and Future of E-Mental HealthRebecca CottonActing Deputy Director, Mental Health Network
  2. 2. Today’s session• About the Mental Health Network.• Outline our work on e-mental health.• Outline some of the policy and strategic drivers that may help drive spread innovation in e-mental health.• Opportunity to get involved in future work.• Q&A
  3. 3. About the Mental Health Network• Part of the NHS Confederation – the membership body for all organisations that commission and provide NHS services.• We represent 70 providers of mental health services in England – including NHS Trusts, Foundation Trusts, voluntary sector and independent sector providers.• Governed by a board of members – including Chief Executives, Chairs, Clinicians and service user and carer representatives.
  4. 4. What we do• We help shape and challenge national policy and legislation affecting our members.• We provide members with up to date news and analysis, through briefings and events.• We also work to identify and spread good practice and innovation in the mental health sector, plus carry out original research.
  5. 5. Work over the last 12 months •Social media •Payment by Results in mental health •Measuring outcomes in mental health •Suicide prevention •Housing and mental health •Mental health and homelessness• Effectiveness of psychological interventions for patients with long-term conditions and MUS •Race equality in mental health
  6. 6. E-mental health – what’s all the fuss about?• Discussion paper launched 30th January• Asks how can the mental health sector make the most of opportunities offered by e-mental health to not only improve efficiency, but also to transform the nature of mental healthcare itself?• Asserts a national framework for e-mental health should be developed to provide a platform for change.
  7. 7. Policy contextNo Health Without Mental Health• Number of objectives are relevant to e-mental health, inc improving access, recovery rates and experience of using services.• Implementation framework highlights e-mental health.Information strategy• Published May 2012. Sets a ten-year framework for transforming information for the NHS, public health and social care.
  8. 8. Policy contextInnovation, health and wealth• Published December 2011. Sets out eight principles that could help frame a strategy for e-mental health.Choice, personalisation and Any Qualified Provider• Making choice work – in terms of choice of provider and choice of treatment – will depend on access to high- quality, comparable information.NHS Mandate• Sets an objective around increasing in the use of technology to help people manage their health and care.
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  10. 10. Where do we go from here?1. How can we build momentum and support real change, in partnership with service users?2. How can providers make sense of what is a rapidly evolving marketplace and make informed choices about which programmes and applications to use?3. How do we determine what ‘quality’ looks like?4. How can we ensure that innovations in this field are developed within appropriate governance frameworks?5. At a national level, how can we help spread knowledge and good practice about what works?
  11. 11. A national framework for e-mental health• In our view, a two-stage process is needed, culminating in the development of a national framework for e-mental health.Stage one: Comprehensive mapping exercise.• What are people already doing with technology – including service users, carers, members of the public, professionals (including clinicians, managers and informatics specialists), providers and commissioners?
  12. 12. A national framework for e-mental healthStage two: Designing the framework• Building on the mapping exercise, this would lead to a shared vision for what people would like to be able to do with technology, and set out clear actions for different parts of the system to enable that change to be brought about.• Broad engagement process – involving service users, carers, members of the public, professionals, providers and commissioners.
  13. 13. What happens next?• We have secured funding from the SHA mental health leads group to undertake the first stage of work – the mapping exercise.• Scoping work on this is currently underway – we would very much welcome input and involvement from MHN members, including any examples of current work in this area.• We will continue discussions with DH, NHSCB and others about future development of a framework for e- mental health.
  14. 14. Any questions?rebecca.cotton@nhsconfed.orgwww.nhsconfed.org/mhn

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The Mental Health Network represents providers from across the statutory and non-statutory sectors. The network works with government, regulators, opinion formers, media and the wider NHS to promote excellence in mental health services, and the importance of good mental health. You can find out more about the NHS Confederation Mental Health Network at www.nhsconfed.org/mhn

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