Is every person in Birmingham who is diagnosed with a serious mental illness provided with a care plan

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Summary of report content

This report was written by Healthwatch Birmingham following a review of local findings about the provision of care plans for mental health patients. The report was published July, 2016 and is based on a review of relevant data. Overall the majority of people that needed a mental health care plan had one (80%). Nevertheless there were a significant number without a plan (20%). While a set of recommendations is not made, the report has been forwarded to relevant providers. There has been evidence that changes in process have begun.

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General details

Report title 
Is every person in Birmingham who is diagnosed with a serious mental illness provided with a care plan
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Birmingham
Date of publication 
Friday, 1 July, 2016
Type of report 
Report
Other information of note about this report 
Careplan
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-5531

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
How was the information collected? 
Research

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of long term conditions 
Mental health condition

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
58
Age group 
All people 18 and over
Gender 
Not known
Ethnicity 
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Yes
Does the information include staff's views? 
Yes
Does the information include other people's views? 
No
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Neutral

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
No
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
No
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Yes
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Yes
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
 
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
 
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.