NHS Improvement mental health report

28 March 2018

NHS Improvement mental health report

NHS Improvement mental health report features Henley Business School contributions

A national improvement model to support the continuous development of mental health services, published today by NHS Improvement, features contributions from Henley Business School.

NHS Improvement partnered with nine mental health trusts across the country to produce the model report, titled ‘Valued care in mental health: Improving for excellence’.

The aim of the model is to offer a practical resource to support and encourage other mental health trusts or any healthcare provider wishing to improve its services.

It reflects the challenges and the lessons learned from setbacks, as well as from successful innovations and improvements. 

Areas covered in the report include culture, leadership, resources, safety and innovation.

Dr Chris Dalton, Associate Professor of Management Learning at Henley Business School, worked primarily with NHS Improvement and Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) in the development of many of the chapters in the report.

This included the provision and drafting of passages covering current thinking from academia on key topics such as leadership, organisational culture, innovation and governance.

As part of this work he was able to visit some of the NTW Trust’s operations in Sunderland and Newcastle to see first-hand the tremendous steps being taken in the management of resources and operations that support staff and users of mental health services.

Dr Dalton said: “Mental Health is now firmly on the agenda for an integrated approach to health care, and this model emphasises the principle that across a diverse range and broad geography of trusts, there is much for the system to use in its own journey towards improvement.”

Click here to find out more about the NHS Improvement mental health report.

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