The Commissioning Framework provides guidance and direction for those who are responsible for commissioning care to improve outcomes for mental health and addiction. It pulls together relevant information from a range of sources that are important for commissioning to ensure that an outcome-focused approach is supported by the national infrastructure and contracting systems.
The Commissioning Framework for Mental Health and Addiction covers commissioning for the full range of publicly funded care, including health promotion, primary, specialist, district health board and non-governmental organisation care.
This consultation closed on Friday 13th November 2015
The final version of the commissioning framework is now available:
About the consultation
The formal consultation period ran from September through until 13 November 2015 and included regional workshops in each of the four regions (Southern, Central, Midland and Northern) as well as the opportunity to provide written feedback and verbal feedback through national, regional and local forums.
The consultation document sought feedback on the framework that would provide guidance and a national approach to support better outcomes for mental health and addiction.
Feedback was received via:
- 4 regional workshops
- 31 written submissions
- sector specific meetings.
The majority of the responses supported the framework, saying that it was sensible and generally understood, and there was support for it to be applied more broadly.
Thank you to all of you who helped shape the framework, contributed to the consultation process and took the time to provide input and feedback; it is much appreciated.
The final Commissioning Framework for Mental Health and Addiction has been updated based on the feedback received.
The Consultation Summary report is also available.