Mental Health

What are the workforce priorities for AHPs in England's mental health services

HEE have commissioned a rapid research project to explore and understand what AHPs believe are our top workforce issues and priorities for mental health.  HEE want to use this information help inform the development of future policy both in the short and longer term.  The RCOT has been invited to lead this important project, which will be delivered in collaboration with BAAT and Clever Together and all the AHP Royal Colleges /AHP professional bodies have been invited to get involved. 

A report will be produced which will be for HEE’s internal use and will provide them with guidance to write public responses or position papers about its intentions and plans.

The RCSLT really wants to influence the future SLT workforce, so please do get in contact with Claire.moser@rcslt.org to get involved with this exciting mental health project.

Other work we are involved with 

  • Engaging with HEE to inform the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health
  • Engaging with NHS Improvement on their mental health work contributing to the Five Year Forward View
  • Discussions with NHS Benchmarking on data collection and input/outputs 
  • Engaging and responding to relevant NICE guidelines and quality standards
  • Influencing government-led initiatives: planning for mental capacity legislation this Summer and mental health legislation later in 2018/19 and the Independent Review of Mental Health Act
  • Representation at groups and committees including Senior Mental Health Leaders Seminar

Resources

The RCSLT has developed a key messages briefing 

https://www.rcslt.org/speech_and_language_therapy/docs/factsheets/mental_health_rcslt

 

RCSLT response to the APPG on Parkinson’s mental health inquiry

https://www.rcslt.org/governments/docs_2017/rcslt_submission_parkinsons_mental_health

 

RCSLT response to the Public Accounts Committee inquiry into mental health in prisons

http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/public-accounts-committee/mental-health-in-prisons/written/71372.pdf

 

RCSLT Bulletin article on SLTs and mental health

https://www.rcslt.org/governments/docs/bulletinsltsandmh
 

RCSLT Bulletin article on R&D: Evidence-informed practice in areas with limited research

https://www.rcslt.org/governments/docs/bulletinranddforum

 

To get involved please contact Claire.moser@rcslt.org





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