Two Hours (11:15 - 13:00)

About this course

The direction of mental health payment system development highlights the importance of ‘currencies’ and outcomes measurement in providing information for commissioning. Currencies can be considered as classifications that aim to group together periods of care, advice or help with broadly similar resource use, in a manner that is meaningful to practitioners and compatible with need. In October 2011, a Project Group was appointed to take forward the development of currencies for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Following stakeholder engagement, data collection and analysis, nineteen needs-based groupings, aimed at covering the full range of CAMHS provision, have been developed. When agreeing outcome indicators to primarily inform direct clinical work, service users and providers and commissioners may refer to indicative outcome measures for each grouping.

This event will mark the publication of the Project Group’s final report and will be an opportunity to hear and discuss the findings from this work. Information on the next steps for testing the currency groupings will be provided by NHS England.

Who should attend?

The event will be relevant to:

  • Commissioners of CAMHS (e.g. from CCGs, specialised commissioning, local authorities, schools)
  • Commissioning support staff
  • Finance managers/directors of provider organisations
  • Service managers
  • CAMHS clinicians
  • Service users and service user representatives
  • Public health practitioners
  • Health and Wellbeing Board representatives

Registration for this event will close on 15th June 2015.

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.