Against a spectacular view of the London skyline, the latest CHN event on Joint Ventures in Mental Health was dissected and examined by our speakers and members alike. Our speakers were Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive, Turning Point, Rhian Vandrill, Partner, Mills and Reeve, David Cole, Chief Executive and Lee Hammon, Commercial Director, Cygnet Health Care Limited.
If you couldn’t make it, we’ve captured five nuggets that will make you wish you were there:
1. It was said that as much as 10% of GPs are scared of mental health – talking about it, dealing with it. Everyone agreed that we have a long way to go.
2. The independent sector now accounts for over 1/3 of all inpatient mental health provisions.
3. When discussing commissioning partnerships, it was revealed that monitoring the delivery of partnerships is where the real value is and therefore where attention should be focused.
4. The government should promote working with the private sector to improve mental health services, taking learnings from the other sectors where this has had a positive effect.
5. It was highlighted that the excessive number of regulators are slowing down the adoption of joint ventures and innovation in mental health. The concern over excessive regulation is one that has been echoed at other CHN events.
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