What will the Mental Health Partnership Board be accountable for?
- Delivering improved outcomes and experience for adults living in Tower Hamlets with mental health needs, including young adults, working age adults, and older adults (including people living with dementia)
- Overseeing compliance with national ‘must dos’ such as those things mandated by the NHS Long Term Plan, and Tower Hamlets Adult Mental Health Strategy
- Discussing and recommending how money will be prioritised and invested
- Understanding the performance of services, and reviewing whether existing arrangements represent good value for money
- Leading initiatives and workstreams to deliver local priorities e.g. addressing gaps, unmet needs and health inequalities between groups
Key principles for how will the Mental Health Partnership Board will operate?
- Each meeting will explicitly feature feedback and insights from service users and carers in relation to the topic / theme of the meeting
- The meeting will use data to help members understand performance and pressures on existing services, as well as to measure outcomes and improvements
- The meeting will use population health insights and data (including insights gathered through community and service user engagement) to understand health inequalities and unmet needs / gaps
- The meeting is based on the principles of collaboration and power sharing
- The meeting will facilitate co-design; involving people with lived experience, VCSEs and other non-NHS partners in the design of service transformation programmes and commissioning intentions at a much earlier stage
- The Board will provide regular feedback to the THT Partnership
What will the Mental Health Partnership Board Focus on?
Service User Priorities will frame the boards focus; ensuring that all work relating to the Mental Health Partnership Board is undertaken through the joint lenses of reducing health inequalities (particularly with regards to ethnicity and race) and promoting people participation.
Mental Health Partnership Board business will be informed by:
- Service user and carer priorities
- The existing Adult Mental Health Strategy for Tower Hamlets
- The NHS Long Term Plan
- Adult Social Care Strategy and Transformation Programme
- Local pressures on services
- A deep understanding of population health needs and inequalities between population groups
- The Mental Health Partnership Board will collectively agree a core set of priorities, deliverables and measures of success on which to focus each year