Update @ 2nd June 2015
My Wellbeing and Recovery Plan will be launched on 8th June 2015; click here for more information.
It is now agreed, with thanks to your feedback, voting and discussions at the Service User Network, that the new name for the CPA Care Plan will be My Wellbeing & Recovery Plan. To be clear, this only relates to the care plan, CPA as an approach, framework, process to support people, remains the same.
This change, alongside others relating to the care plan (see below) will come about over the coming months; I will update nearer the time.
Update @ 25th Feb 2014
Many thanks to those of you who let me know your views about the proposed changes to the CPA Care Plan (yes, the name is being voted upon currently but for now I will refer to it as the CPA Care Plan). There are a number of comments on this post, plus emails and a few of you let me know your views in passing.
The full proposed changes can be found here; the main points you made and the changes to come are:
1. You said that the wording for ‘occupying my time’ was not quite right.
The new wording will be ‘Making the most of my time’; this replaces two of the previous domains in the CPA Care Plan
2. You said that it’s mighty annoying to have to tick lots of boxes just to be able to save the document for later; and, that there is no way to go back to the form to make changes after discussion with the individual.
The ‘review questions will no longer be mandatory. They do however have clinical relevance and will form part of the full CPA review and as such will need completing. Additionally, the questions will reduce to a yes response rather than a yes/no response where possible; and the focus around offering the care plan will shift to giving the care plan and when this happens (in response to service users telling us that they don’t have a care plan). The aim of this change is to allow clinicians/practitioners to work flexibly. This change will be reviewed after 6 months.
3. The CPA Audit told us that the timeframes for completing actions agreed in the care plan were not always completed.
The 4 sections in the care plan were 1. Goal 2. Action agreed 3. Who is involved 4. The time frames. These are to be restructured to 2 sections:
2. Who is doing what and when/how often?
The aim of this is to provide clinicians/practitioners with a tool that they can use creatively, encouraging staff to record in a way that is more person-centred and less service driven/rigid.
4. The ‘useful contacts’ in the crisis plan section is not always appropriate to people
Ideally this will be made editable so that it can be deleted out or amended; this will have contacts for York and North Yorks added too, once agreed what they need to be.
Next steps will be to formally request the changes; updates will be posted
CPA Development Manager
The CPA Care Plan (*name currently under review) has 2 aspects to it.
1. The electronic form (that we see on PARIS – the electronic patient record)
2. The printed Care Plan (that we print from PARIS)
In preparation for Integrated Care Pathways (ICP’s), in readiness for PARIS becoming available in York and North Yorks and because it has been in use for 3 years, there are some proposed changes to the electronic form that I would like to consult with staff upon over the next 4 weeks. There may also be changes that you would like to see, that are evident from working with the care plan over time – please share these suggestions on here or via email@example.com
The proposed changes include the following (click on pic to enlarge it):-
CPA Care Plan proposed changes to section 1 – changes to better support flexible, service user focused reviews
CPA Care Plan proposed changes to section 2 – to reduce questions where possible; to use plain language
CPA Care Plan proposed changes to section 3 – change to section header; reduction in number of boxes to fill – providing more flexibility for care coordinator in completing the care plan with the individual
CPA Care Plan proposed changes to section 4 – changes to the section headings in response to Service User Network feedback and better use of plain English
CPA Care Plan proposed changes to section 5 – Feedback needed as to what useful contacts should be listed for York and North Yorks, please consider that this is used across all services working with CPA
You can see the changes within the full document here CPA Care Plan content review 2014
Can staff and services please consider the proposed changes and post feedback as comments below or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th February 2014