'We call on the next Welsh Government to ensure parity between Physical and Mental Health Services.'
We would like:
The College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI) work with 90% of mental health service providers in the UK but very few of these are in the devolved nations. CCQI help services work to the best standards designed by clinician and patient groups. Studies have demonstrated that low-secure services participating in CCQI trend towards greater improvement in the quality of the physical environment compared to non-participants*. These services were also better at managing events relating to assault, self-harm, verbal abuse, substance misuse and slips and trips. The Welsh Government have already committed to delivering services that meet the CCQI Perinatal Mental Health Standards and we are working with the Welsh Government.
*Aimola, L., Jasim, S., et al. 2018. Impact of a peer-review network on the quality of inpatient low secure mental health services: cluster randomised control trial. BMC Health Services Research