The Quality Premium (this document is no longer available here but can be found on the National Archives website) rewards clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) for improving the quality of services they commission and for associated improvements in health outcomes and reducing inequalities.
It is based on a number of different measures that are set each year. It is important that mental health is well represented in these measures and that these best both reflect improved quality and outcomes and also promote parity of esteem between physical and mental health.
We are therefore seeking your suggestions on possible future mental health measures. These could be directly about mental health outcomes or could cover wider issues where it is known that people with mental health needs have poorer outcomes, such as physical health needs or employment,
Quality Premium measures should:
- relate to the quality or outcomes from services commissioned by CCGs or to processes which have an evidenced link to improved quality or outcomes. See details of services commissioned by CCGs
- address issues for which improvement can be measurably made within a single year
- have a relevant data source in order to measure the improvement. Details of available data can be found on the Health and Social Care Information Centre’s website
Please send your suggestions or queries to Jeff Featherstone by 2 May 2014.