Impact report: care plans for serious mental illness in Birmingham

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Birmingham created an impact report covering improvement in care plans for people with serious mental illness in Birmingham. This followed on from their reporting a year before that 20% of people with a serious mental illness do not have a care plan. This report gives on update on what Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) have undertaken to address this. - 5% more people on the ‘Care Programme Approach’ have a care plan (compared to Dec 2016) - All in-patients have care plans, which list needs, interventions and goals. - All service users on rehabilitation wards routinely now have care plans.

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General details

Report title 
Impact report: care plans for serious mental illness in Birmingham
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Birmingham
Date of publication 
Monday, 23 October, 2017
Type of report 
Impact or progress
Key themes 
Patient records
Quality of care
Quality of treatment
Other information of note about this report 
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Not known
How was the information collected? 
Not known

Details of health and care services included in the report

Mental health services 
Community mental health team (CMHT)
Community services 
Community based services for people with mental health needs

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Mental health
Types of long term conditions 
Mental health condition

Details of people who shared their views

Age group 
Not known
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
All care professionals
Care / support workers
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Not applicable
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Yes action has been taken or promised
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
What type of impact was determined? 
Tangible impact (not cost related)

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.