Care Programme Approach: position statement

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The Community mental health framework replaced the Care Programme Approach (CPA) for community mental health services. It enables services to shift away from an inequitable, rigid and arbitrary CPA classification and bring up the standard of care towards a minimum universal standard of high-quality care for everyone in need of community mental healthcare.



This position statement has been developed in response to queries regarding the national policy position and direction of travel away from the CPA.