Local payment approaches for mental health services

NHS England and Monitor have published two short guides to support commissioners and providers to develop local payment approaches for mental health services. The documents explain what ‘episodic’ and ‘capitated’ payment approaches are, and outline the key components that must be considered when developing these payment approaches for mental health services provided in secondary care.

These documents are the first in a series of materials that are designed to enable organisations plan for the implementation of mental health payment arrangements in 2016/17.

Further information on payment approaches for mental health services is available on the Monitor website.

NHS England Publication Gateway References: 04463 and 04464