Independent Inquiry into Mental Health Services in NHS Tayside

Section: People and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 5th February 2020

Final Report of the Independent Inquiry into Mental Health Services in Tayside launches.

The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) welcomes the 51 recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into Mental Health Services in Tayside report, which, reflect many of the issues raised by people with lived experience at our Engagement Events and in our submission to the Inquiry.

In particular we note the importance that the Inquiry attaches to a future implementation programme and the ongoing role of the Stakeholder Participation Group.  The ALLIANCE agrees that it will be vital that going forward, people with lived experience of services are involved in future discussions on service change and improvement.

The Stakeholder Participation Group will meet later this month to discuss how they would like to be involved.

Today is a significant milestone for the families who campaigned so hard to bring about change.

The report acknowledges the importance of co-production of services with the third sector as a necessary step in designing services for local communities.  This report and its recommendations must deliver improvements for local people, and must ensure a joined up person centred approach which puts people at the heart based on trust and respect

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