Our priorities

'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.



The College has also identified a number of projects and ideas that we would like the Welsh Government to consider in the context of mental health, as well as including here some recommendations as to how the Welsh Government could apply them.

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