Admission Price: Free to attend, please register to book your place
The Centre for Mental Health Research welcomes Professor Alan Simpson and Dr Sally Barlow from the Division of Nursing at City, University of London to discuss the barriers and facilitators for care planning and coordination in UK mental health services.
This seminar will examine factors helping and hindering collaborative, recovery-focused, personalised care planning and coordination in UK community and inpatient mental health services.
COCAPP and COCAPPA used comparative, cross-national, case study designs. Data were generated in six NHS organisations in England and Wales. 749 users of mental health services and 491 professionals completed measures. 193 service users, carers and staff were interviewed. 84 care plans were reviewed, and 12 review meetings observed. Survey data were analysed descriptively and inferentially and qualitative data were analysed using the framework method.
Across the two studies, different understandings of recovery, the bureaucratic requirements of care planning, pressures on staff availability and time, and the ability or willingness of service users or staff to engage in collaborative working all inhibit recovery-focused care planning and coordination. Good therapeutic relationships, continuity of contact and more individualised approaches enhanced the recovery-focus of care. Inpatients were aware of efforts to ensure their safety but in both hospital and community settings, discussions of risk rarely involved service users or carers.
Service users value their relationships with staff. Administrative and organisational pressures mean that care planning and coordination often fail to deliver on expectations.
About the Speakers
Professor Alan Simpson leads the Centre for Mental Health Research in the School of Health Sciences, City, University of London. A mental health nurse researcher, he recently led the completion of two cross-national studies investigating the facilitators and barriers to delivering recovery-focused care planning and coordination in community and inpatient mental health settings in England and Wales. He has also conducted research into peer support and was a co-investigator on the successful Safewards trial in which he facilitated collaboration with service users and carers throughout the five year programme of research.
Dr Sally Barlow is a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing and also a researcher specialising in recovery-focused mental health. She was the project manager for the two COCAPP studies: Cross-national studies investigating the facilitators and barriers to delivering recovery-focused care planning and coordination in community and inpatient mental health settings in England and Wales. She has also conducted research in the following areas: pathophysiology of depression, body image for people with secondary lymphoedema, and peer support.
A light lunch with refreshments will be provided from 12:45.
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12.45pm - 2.00pmMonday 25th September 2017