A digital place for people who access services, carers, staff and partner agencies, to share ideas around care co-ordination & care planning in mental health

Interesting mix of views here; top 3 reflect current concern of impact of recording…..

The Care Coordination Association

Key MH Issues/Opportunities Identified by Care Coordination Association Members 

cca loudspeakDuring Geraldine Strathdee’s keynote address at last weeks CCA event, CCA members were challenged to identify their top 3 issues in mental health that require addressing nationally.  This was in the context of mobilising mental health professionals to take action and have their voices heard. Very motivating. Well, it did the trick as the CCA members produced not only a top 3, but also identified other areas that should be considered:

Top Three

  1. Better integration between physical health/ mental health services/ voluntary sector including training
  2. Impact of reporting requirements/paperwork on staff clinical time
  3. Better use of IT/single IT system/ e.g. SystmOne & better use of technology e.g. digital dictation


  • Increase staff & look at payscales – adequately staffed community services where community & IAPT seem to take the brunt of CIPS
  • Use of specialist professional skills, rather than generic roles
  • Reduce numbers of non-clinical…

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