The NHS clinical commissioning groups in Birmingham have launched a twelve week public consultation on proposed changes to some of the mental health services they buy from a range of organisations.
NHS clinical commissioning groups, or CCGs, are responsible for planning and buying health services for patients in Birmingham.
The consultation will be gathering views from local people on a number of proposals. These include creating ‘recovery centres’ for people with serious mental illnesses, offering individuals support with their employment, education and training options, and accessing personal health budgets.
A single provider of services is also being proposed, which could be one organisation or a number of organisations working as a partnership. The aim of which is to ensure that individuals from across Birmingham receive the same high-quality mental health day services, regardless of where they live in the city.
Dr Barbara King, a local GP and Accountable Officer for NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG, said: “It is absolutely essential that we ensure that individuals with mental ill-health are given the opportunity to access high-quality services which aid their recovery, and also support them to enter employment, education or training. We are asking local people to talk to us about these services and give us their views during the consultation.”
There are meetings planned throughout the consultation, which local people are encouraged to attend.
For more information and to give your views you can:
Call: 0121 255 0555