In response to the NHS England and Department of Health commissioned report ‘Future In Mind’, which focusses on promoting, protecting and improving mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people, a Bury plan of action for the next 5 years has been developed.
The plan has been put together with the help of local children, young people and their families, to transform these services in Bury.
The plan was refreshed in March 2017, in recognition that some aspects of service planning and delivery will only support improved outcomes when commissioned and delivered more at scale. Bury continues to work with colleagues across Greater Manchester to develop a Greater Manchester level transformation plan.
The following documents serve as a position statement and to provide assurance that transformation is progressing and that funding is being used as intended:
- Children and Young People Local Transformation Plan Storyboard
- Children and Young People Local Transformation Plans – Statement of Early High Level Findings from the Greater Manchester Future in Minds Audit, September 2016
- Developing a Greater Manchester Future in Mind Implementation Plan
- Bury Local Transformation Plan for Children and Young Peoples Mental Health and Wellbeing 2015-2020
Local Transformation Plan – refresh statement
Local Transformation Plans (LTP) should be viewed as ‘living’ documents, which needs to be refreshed annually and delivered through action plans for the 5 year life span of the programme (2015/16 to 2020/21).
In order to provide greater synergy with devolved health and social care planning across Greater Manchester, all 10 CCGs will be publishing a refreshed Children and Young People’s LTP in March 2018. All LTPs were refreshed in March 2017 and plans remain current.
The refresh of the LTP is seen by NHS England as the evidence that progress is being made, that the funding is being spent as intended and will provide evidence on how local services are being transformed. At the same time, LTPs should be seen as part of the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs).
The CCG is committed to the ongoing transformation of children and young persons’ mental health services and we are committed to improve access to quality services for children and young people and those who care for them.
We will work with Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, Greater Manchester’s 10 Local Authorities and the other 9 CCGs to commission and deliver services where populations and needs require a wider implementation than at a single CCG locality area.
Developments we will support and collaborate to implement include:
- From April 2018 the implementation of a single pan Greater Manchester service specification and outcomes framework for all of Greater Manchester’s specialist providers of children and young persons’ mental health services.
- From January 2018 the implementation of a Greater Manchester THRIVE training and development Hub and team that will increase capacity to enhance and extend the development of locally developed THRIVE informed care pathways. Under the umbrella of the THRIVE training Hub, there will be increased awareness raising of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and more informed trauma sensitive interventions.
- From January 2018 the phased implementation of a Greater Manchester Crisis Care Pathway for children and young people, that will involve the recruitment of 4 crisis resolution and home intervention teams, additional short stay beds and two safe zone areas to be used as an alternative to hospital admission for children and young people who present in mental health crisis. This will be a four year development programme supported by a 7 day per week access offer provided by specialist children and young people mental health services (CAMHS). Along with the 9 other GM CCGs, we will via CCG LTP funding enhance staffing within our specialist children and young people mental health services.
- From January 2018 we will work collaboratively with key stakeholders and the GM inpatient mental health providers alliance to develop a Greater Manchester focused inpatient mental health offer, ensuring “Greater Manchester beds for Greater Manchester’s Young People”.
- From April 2018 the implementation of a Greater Manchester workforce development strategy that will support both the recruitment and retention of the GM children and young persons’ workforce, and greater flexibility of staff deployment across provider organisations.
- Utilising our LTP funding we will continue to fund staff to access a range of Increased Access to Psychological Therapies (children and young people IAPT) training opportunities.
- From January 2018 introducing a mental health support offer for Greater Manchester’s education settings that will enhance and extend developments that our CCG has already commissioned or developed in partnership with our Local Authority and education settings.
- From January 2018 with the 9 other CCGs, we will begin planning a consistent GM approach to transitions from children and young people mental health to adult mental health services.
- From January 2018 we will work with GM’s Local Authorities and CCGs to develop recommendations for a more equitable and consistent mental health offer for all of Greater Manchester’s Looked After Children population, and for those involved with the Youth Justice System.
- From January 2018 drawing upon our local experiences of effective children and young persons’ participation, we will support the development of a Greater Manchester children and young people mental health reference group.
- From January 2018 working collaboratively with our Local Authority and the 9 other GM CCGs, we will begin planning the development and implementation of an Early Attachment Service that will be a locally delivered component of Greater Manchester’s Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Service.