Along with our partners across Bedfordshire, we have been looking at how we can improve the mental health crisis care response for adult residents living in Bedfordshire.
We wanted to hear views on how we could best support patients with mental health needs.
We gathered feedback via various channels, including public events, attending meetings with existing groups, and conducting a questionnaire which was also available in an easy read format.
We have produced a report ‘Mental Health Crisis Care – Engagement Report’ which details all the feedback we received, the full report can be found here.
A shorter report of the survey results only can be found here.
A short report of the EASY READ SURVEY results can be found here.
The feedback will be used to inform future plans for commissioning mental health crisis care in Bedfordshire. The commissioners will consider the findings of this report and make recommendations to BCCG’s Executive Team and Governing Body to improve mental health crisis care in Bedfordshire. The recommendations will form part of BCCG’s Commissioning Intentions 2017/18, with ongoing projects working towards an implementation date of April 2018.
The engagement report will be shared with members of Central Bedfordshire Council’s Social Care, Health and Housing Overview and Scrutiny Committee in September 2017 and Bedford Borough Council’s Adult Services and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee in October 2017 for their consideration.