Care Programme Approach in mental health

Care Programme Approach in mental health

  • Supports your CQC Compliance under The Care Act 2014 and The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2015
  • Policies & Procedures are fully customised to you as required by the CQC
  • Save Time — How long would it take you to create and update 2300+ pages of guidance?

Mental Health is a vital aspect of the health system on an international scale. Numerous countries have devised bespoke health plans to help address these issues. In England and Wales the framework for delivery of mental health care is called the Care Programme Approach (CPA).

The Care Programme Approach in Mental Health is a system designed to help care providers deliver community mental health services to individuals with severe mental health problems. It was first introduced in England in 1990, and reviewed in 1999 to ensure it applied to everyone in receipt of mental health services.. It was adopted in Scotland in 1992. The Care Approach Approach was further reviewed in 2008 so that only those with severe mental health problems would receive this co-ordinated response to their needs. However for someone who has mental health problems that are less severe, they should still have their needs assessed and a care plan drawn up to meet those needs.

The system requires care providers to assess the needs of people with mental health problems, provide a written care plan for each patient, allocate a care coordinator for each patient, and periodically check and review the plan with key stakeholders. As a care provider, it is essential for you to ensure your practices and protocols are performed in compliance with these standards, here at Quality Compliance Systems (QCS), we understand that this can be a difficult task.

Our management system is designed to help you combat the requirements of the Care Programme Approach in Mental Health, alongside the incredible variety of tools provided to support and advise you in your care services. We offer a unique approach to CQC compliance standards with an online and paper-based service specifically designed to meet the individual needs of your organisation. Notable benefits you can receive by using our products are:

  1. Supports your CQC Registration under The Health and Social Care Act 2008./li>
  2. Our documents are fully customised to you as required by the CQC.
  3. Peace of mind knowing you are compliant and that QCS is keeping you up to date.
  4. Helps with staff training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  5. Meets the CQC Definition of Quality Assurance for on-going compliance.
  6. Save Time – Easily create and update 2,400+ pages of guidance.
  7. Stay up to date with all the CQC and legislative changes.

Sign Up For Our No Obligation Free Trial

Start FREE Trial No Credit Card Required

Expert Insights

QCS Expert Insights, where you can find all the latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries

04th July 2022

Creating a community within a community to tackle the cost-of-living crisis

Quality Compliance Systems (QCS)

The cost-of-living crisis hasn’t just affected those on unemployment benefits. It has also taken its toll on people in fulltime...

04th July 2022

Could HR analytics help your recruitment and retention needs?

Napthens LLP Employment Law Specialists

Ashleigh Green, Solicitor at Napthens, on how examining your HR data could help your recruitment and retention processes. In the current...

04th July 2022

Autism and learning disabilities training is now mandatory for care workers

Quality Compliance Systems (QCS)

All health and social care providers registered with the CQC need to ensure staff receive training on learning disabilities and...

01st July 2022

Latest Social Care Monthly Highlights (June – July 2022)

Quality Compliance Systems (QCS)

The policy of the month in June was the Heatwave Policy and Procedure. Our team of experts have also reviewed...

Ask Sheila

Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA)

Latest Question

Registering a secure transport company

I want to start a secure transport company, to transfer patients with mental health illness and learning difficulties from one hospital to another. Some of the patients are detained under the Mental Health Act.

Do I need to register with CQC?

Thank you for your question. To be able to help you further you would need to give just a bit more information. The question is, is the transport’s purpose to take individuals...

Read full answer

Policy Updates

Updated: 08th March 2022

Induction and Onboarding Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: IPR24
Updated: 07th March 2022

Collection of Prescriptions Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM43
Updated: 07th March 2022

Sex, Sexuality and Relationships Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: WCR32
Updated: 04th March 2022

Pulse Rate Monitoring Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Care Management COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WCC118
Join over 130,000 users already using the QCS Management System!
Start Free Trial Buy Now
Scroll for more Back to Top