05 December 2012
Improving mental health services
AWP welcomes NHS Bristol's publication of the results of
its consultation into the future of mental health services in the
The results can be found on NHS Bristol's website at:
Having been an active participant in the
consultation, we want to deliver as early as possible, the
We will do this by strengthening relationships with
commissioners, the clinical commissioning group, GPs, service users
and carers. We will work with partners in the voluntary and
other sectors to help deliver better value for money through an
effective network of care which enables smaller organisations to
provide more local, personalised support.
Effective staff involvement, strong clinical leadership and
responsive, locally managed services will deliver the quality of
services that we would want for our families. The benefits of
this approach are being seen in the work done by director
Malcolm Sinclair and local clinicians who, for example are starting
to work with GPs to simplify and improve referral and access routes
within our services.
Bristol is very important to AWP, not just because of the
services we provide but because of the benefit mental health
can bring to the wider system, links we have with the Universities,
the opportunities for the professional development for our staff
and our desire to build services which are responsive to the
diverse needs of the different communities we serve.
Our goal is to be a major provider in a whole network of mental
health services in the city for many years to come.