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10 top tips for commissioners: commissioning Independent Mental Health Advocacy services in England

Part of Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

This briefing provides 10 top tips designed to help commissioners to provide good quality Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) services. The tips cover: understanding the role and responsibilities of IMHA; co-production; strategic needs assessment and asset mapping; outcome-based commissioning, quality and cost; meeting diverse needs; engaging with IMHA providers; IMHA and other forms of advocacy; non-instructed advocacy; out of area placements; and links with health service commissioners.

Early intervention: decision-making in local authority children's services: final report

This is a study of local authority decision-making in respect to long-term decision making and early intervention services. The study seeks to gain a better understanding of the factors that facilitate and hinder delivery of improved outcomes for children and families over the longer-term. This report synthesises the data gathered from: a literature review; 30 telephone interviews with senior officers and members in local authorities in England; and feedback from 49 subject matter experts attending five regional events.

Disabled children and young people: extending participation

This film for children’s health and social care commissioners and staff shows how in 2008, Bradford City Council became a pathfinder council for the Aiming Higher for Disabled Children programme. It shows how meaningful participation of children and young people can improve service design and delivery.

Integration: clinical commissioning groups and long-term conditions

This film for health and social care commissioners and staff looks at how clinical commissioning groups led by GPs can work with social care to improve outcomes for people with long-term conditions. It presents two case studies of how GP practices are working with social care to improve services.

Sustainable health and social care: a briefing for commissioners and health and wellbeing boards

This report provides a guide for commissioners and health and wellbeing board members. It sets out the key policy and operational drivers for a sustainable development approach to health and social care design and delivery. This includes specific detail regarding climate change and other environmental issues, but also covers social and economic sustainability. Short case studies of good practice at a local level illustrate the gains for health, efficiency, risk management, reputation and legislative compliance. There are links to further information and resources.

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