Future in Mind

Position Statement Update for Future in Mind – Local Transformation Plan Refresh 2019


Background

The transformation of children and young people’s mental health is led by local areas. This means professionals from across the NHS, public health, children’s care, education and youth justice working together with children, young people and their families to design and provide the best possible services.

To support this local leadership and accountability, NHS England asked Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to work with commissioners and providers across health, social care, education and youth justice and the voluntary sectors, to develop Local Transformation Plans for Children and Young People’s Mental Health (LTPs).

The LTPs were first published in 2015, with 123 plans covering the whole of England. They set out how local services will invest resources to improve children and young people’s mental health across the “whole system”. These plans are ‘living documents’ and CCGs are required to refresh and republish them on their websites every year. The original plan and subsequent annual refreshed plans can be accessed at https://www.gloucestershireccg.nhs.uk/about-us/publications/.

 

Current Position

The purpose of the 2019 Local Transformation Plan (LTP) update is to provide an overview of progress in transforming the system of support for children and young people, celebrating our achievements to date. As 2019/20 is the final year of our strategy we are looking to the future, considering the long term plan requirements, acknowledging programmes which are ongoing in their implementation and considering our future delivery challenges. The 2019 update will therefore see the closure of Gloucestershire’s Future in Mind Strategy and open a new door to take stock and further innovate and transform children’s mental health services within Gloucestershire.   

The closure of our Local Transformation Plan will be shared with the Health & Wellbeing Board. The Board will confirm senior ownership of future plans across Health, Social Care and Public Health services and ensure local health and care needs are being met and commissioned accordingly.

We aim to publish our closure and next steps in the New Year 2020. In the meantime, children’s emotional wellbeing and mental health remains a key priority in Gloucestershire. Building on our strong commitment to support children and their families, we will be working to develop next steps including a refreshed set of priorities, in line with national requirements, alongside our Integrated Care System partners.

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