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Your Guide to Cluster Pathways!
Welcome to the website for prototype pathways for the mental health care clusters. This is a developing site of resources designed to give a high level overview of good practice, evidence informed care pathways for each of the care clusters, to help localities plan how to efficiently, effectively and equitably operationalize services for high quality care. As a developing resource, we welcome your feedback.
The care clusters for mental health are a framework for planning and operationalizing mental health services and the care and support of individuals.
The clusters are based on needs, and the intention of linking them to pathways is that each person is placed in the services to receive the best advice, interventions and support to suit their individual needs. The Care Clustering Booklet, which describes in detail the care clusters and the Mental Health Clustering Tool (the framework of questions used to assess which cluster best suits an individual’s needs) can be found here.
This work has been undertaken by a small group pulling together a range of thinking, experience, guidance and evidence in to the high level overviews you see here. A library of resources giving further detailed guidance can be found here. Detailed construction of local pathways will depend upon and relate to the circumstances of localities and individuals receiving care and support. As this site develops we will provide further information to help localities with local planning.
As part of the recommendations from the ministerial industry group the Industry and Mental Health Services Collaborative (IMHSeC) Payment by Results (PbR) Tool emerged as the practical solution to help mental health providers and commissioners understand how they can integrate PbR into their delivery of outcomes for their patients. IMHSeC is a public private partnership (“PPP”) involving four pharmaceutical industry companies from the Pharmaceutical Serious Mental Illness Initiative, a working group of the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), the Department of Health (DH) and a healthcare consultancy, Mednet Consult Ltd.
Mednet Consult Ltd developed the IMHSeC PbR Tool along with IMHSeC. The PSMI group companies were made up of Janssen, Lilly UK, Astrazeneca and Bristol Myers Squibb and have paid for Mednet Consult Ltd’s time in developing the IMHSeC PbR Tool. There has been no involvement by the pharmaceutical companies in the development of the content of the website.