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Progress Report on the Independent Inquiry into Mental Health Services in Tayside

Section: People and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 14th July 2021
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The new progress report reflects on positive developments as well as missed opportunities.

The Independent Inquiry into Mental Health Services in Tayside has launched a new progress report (this link will take you away from our website).

In September 2018, an independent inquiry into mental services in Tayside was launched, which heard from over 1,500 people. The ALLIANCE contributed to the work of the inquiry by setting up a Stakeholder Participation Group. The findings were published in the ‘Trust and Respect’ report in February 2020, which made 51 recommendations for improvements in mental health services (this link will take you away from our website).

The formal Progress Review began in February 2021, with a request to NHS Tayside and its partners to provide an assessment of the progress that has been made in implementing the relevant recommendations in the ‘Trust and Respect’ report. The progress report refers to positive changes and developments, such as the mental health discharge hub and local mental health hubs planned in each Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) area. However, there remains a long way to go to deliver the required improvement. The report highlights missed opportunities for listening to people and engaging with partners. In particular, questions have been raised about the level of confidence in the accuracy of the reported progress against Tayside’s Listen Learn Change Action Plan, and some key relationships remain problematic and unresolved.

Read the progress report in full (this link will take you away from our website).

Read more about the ALLIANCE’s role in supporting public involvement in the Independent Inquiry into Mental Health Services in Tayside.

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