Review of community adult mental health services taking place
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales are reviewing all community adult mental health services in Wales to check whether patients are receiving the care, treatment and support that they need.
Our review will look at issues highlighted during our previous work, which include:
Effectiveness of referral processes and criteria
Care planning and provision
Communication/information sharing with patients and family members
Infrastructure, integration and coordination of services
Compliance against the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010
Compliance with the Mental Health Act 1983 including Community Treatment Order’s
Links to and availability of other support services i.e. substance misuse
Timeliness and accuracy of discharge arrangements and aftercare planning for patients
During the review we will inspect selected Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) in each health board. We will also be holding discussions with service users, stakeholder organisations and clinical leads from each health board.
Hearing the views and experiences of patients, and the relatives or carers of patients, in relation to community mental health services will be a key part of our review. In the summer, there will be a questionnaire available on our website for people who wish to tell us about their experiences. Hard copies of the questionnaires will also be made available.
Please contact us if you wish to be updated when further information on how you can share your views and experiences with us is available.