This report details improvements in care plans for people with serious mental illness in Birmingham. It follows an earlier Healthwatch Birmingham investigation which revealed that 20% of people with a serious mental illness do not have a care plan.
As a result of our report, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) undertook a work programme. In May 2017 they reported that now:
- 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.