It is now two years since we and our partners developed local transformation plans for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, seeking to improve the emotional and mental health of our population of children and young people through implementing the recommendations of Future in Mind.
The aim of the local transformation plan is to explain progress to date and future priorities in relation to children and young people’s mental health. Please find attached the approved Nottinghamshire Joint Local Transformation Plan - link, which has been through the CCG's approvals & governance process and has been assured by the NHSE.
The footprint covered by the plan includes Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Local Authorities, and services commissioned by all Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Children’s emotional and mental health continues to be a key strategic priority within our local partnership plans. Following the development of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire in 2016, this is the delivery plan for the STP’s ambitions of:
- Providing specialist mental health care in Accident and Emergency by 2020/21;
- Increasing access to NHS commissioned community mental health services for children and young people with diagnosable mental health needs;
- Meeting standards for access to community eating disorder services; and
- Providing community crisis resolution and home treatment services, so that inpatient admissions are avoided where it is safe to do so, and young people do not have to be admitted a long distance from home.
Progress towards achieving these ambitions will be reported to the STP via the Mental Health Reference Group.