Do you want to reduce your waiting times?

The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) at the Royal College of Psychiatrists are delighted to announce the launch of a new 18-month subscription Quality Improvement (QI) Collaborative focusing on Demand, Capacity and Flow in Mental Health Services across the UK.

The broad aims of the Demand Capacity and Flow QI collaborative will be to:

  • support community and inpatient teams within mental health services to understand demand, develop and test change ideas to improve flow, reduce waiting lists and manage demand in creative ways
  • provide opportunities for peer-to-peer sharing and learning through regular in-person events.

The programme will run from January 2023 to July 2024 and is open to all organisations that provide mental health care (including NHS, third sector, and private providers). Participating organisations will be supported with bespoke quality improvement guidance by national improvement lead, Dr Amar Shah, director of the NCCMH, Tom Ayers, and an experienced team of QI coaches.

The collaborative will be solely funded by subscriptions and the fee for membership will be confirmed by 30 September 2022.

You can find out more about this collaborative at our Q&A webinar hosted on MS Teams on 3 October 2022 4.30pm-5.15pm. To attend, please register via this short online form by 4pm on 30 September 2022.

Visit the NCCMH’s website for more information about the collaborative and how to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact the team at

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