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Commissioning of Mental Health Services Including Spending 2015-16 – 2018/19 (1819004)

1. Do you employ a mental health lead?

NHS Calderdale CCG employs a Head of Commissioning – Continuing Healthcare / Mental Health and Learning Disability Services. The CCG also has a GP clinical lead on our Governing Body who provides clinical input on the mental health and learning disability agenda.

2. Spending on mental health (total)

a. What was the total amount (£) allocated to mental health trusts?

2015-16 £20m

2016-17 £20m

2017-18 £21m

2018-19 £21m

b. What was the total amount of money spent (£) on mental health services by your CCG?

2015-16 £32m

2016-17 £32m

2017-18 £35m

2018-19 £35m (planned)

3. Adult mental health: Acute hospital liaison

a. Do you commission A&E and Ward liaison teams to operate 24/7?


b. Are such liaison teams universally included in contracts for the provision of acute hospital services?

No – the mental health liaison team is commissioned through the contract with the local mental health trust.

4. Adult mental health: Crisis and acute care and suicide prevention

a. Do you commission a crisis resolution home treatment (CRHT) as an alternative to acute in-patient admission?


b. Does this service operate 24/7?


c. Response times:

The team works to a maximum response time of 4 hours and is expected to achieve this in at least 90% of cases.

5. Children’s and young people’s (CYP) mental health

a.Do you involve CYP and parents/carers in commissioning and service design for CYP?


b. Do you commission specialist treatment for CYP with eating disorders?


c. What is the proportion of CYP with eating disorders seen within 1 week (urgent) and 4 weeks (routine)?

See appendix below.

6. Perinatal mental health

a. Do you commission specialist perinatal mental health services?


If so, what was the total amount (£) and total amount spent on perinatal mental health services?

South West Yorkshire Foundation Trust (SWYPFT), working in partnership with commissioners and providers in Calderdale, Wakefield, Kirklees and Barnsley, were successful in their funding application to the Perinatal Mental Health Community Services Development Fund. The total funding allocated over the three years 2016/17 – 2018/19 is £2,144,000 (Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield and Barnsley).

b. Do you have a strategy for providing perinatal mental health services?

The CCG’s primary care perinatal guidance is in the process of being updated to reflect the new service (see above) with input from the psychiatrist. This will then be circulated to GPs.

We suggest you contact the South West Yorkshire Foundation Trust regarding its Trust wide strategic planning on this issue.

7. Mental health of older persons

Do you commission tailored, community based, physical or other activity programmes for older persons?

The CCG providers grant funding for daytime activities for older people with dementia / mental health problems.


FOI 1819004 – Q5c

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