Commissioners in health and local authorities

Commissioning involves deciding how to use the all the resources available in a system in order to improve citizens’ outcomes in the most efficient, effective & sustainable way. Commissioning good pathways of care for women with perinatal mental illness is complicated because it requires collaboration between a large number of commissioning and provider organisations.

The organisations that are responsible for commissioning services for women with perinatal mental health problems and their families include NHS England, CCGs and Local Authorities in England, and their equivalents in the devolved nations.

This page sets out a number of tools and resources which might be useful for anyone involved in commissioning services for women with perinatal mental health problems.

 

Mental Health in Pregnancy, the postnatal period and babies and toddlers needs assessment report

Author: Chimat, Public Health England

Publication Date: December 2015

This needs assessment report brings together data and evidence on mental health in the antenatal and postnatal periods, and the social and emotional development and wellbeing of babies and toddlers. It can be used to inform local needs assessments by giving commissioners an indication of perinatal and infant mental health need in their area.

Needs Assessment report

Building Better Perinatal Mental Health Services

Author: London Strategic Clinical Network

Publication Date: October 2015

This document outlines the key messages and principles for CCGs in commissioning perinatal mental health services and includes a table of key policy and guidance documents.

Building Better Perinatal Mental Health Services

Mums and Babies in Mind Leaders’ Top Tips Report on Commissioning

Author: Maternal Mental Health Alliance

Publication Date: December 2016

This short reports capture key messages for those involved in commissioning perinatal mental health services.

Top Tips Report on Commissioning

Perinatal Mental Health Data Catalogue

Author: Public Health England

Publication date: Oct 2016

The perinatal mental health data catalogue lists resources relevant to perinatal mental health intelligence. It includes national datasets published at clinical commissioning group (CCG), local authority or provider level. It has information on data availability and location.

Visit PHE’s website to download the data catalogue

Further reports

 

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