'We call on the next Welsh Government to ensure parity between Physical and Mental Health Services.'
Sometimes people will need to go out of area to access a highly specialised service, we believe too often people are placed out of area for less specialised services due to a lack of a local provision, rather than a need for highly specialised services.
We would like:
- for all health boards to regularly publish the cost, location, number and duration of Out of Area placements that they undertake and commission
- for Welsh Government to commit to reduce the number of inappropriate Out of Area Placements in Wales as much as practicably possible
- to create guidance on how to develop and use
contract performance indicators in a meaningful way
to ensure high standards in private practice.