Recommended actions to take
- Invest in data quality and coding improvements to better understand those living with serious mental illness (SMI) and their current access to services, in addition to the impact and outcome of those services.
- Use understanding of population needs to develop enhanced pathways or arrangements for those needing extra support to access and benefit from physical healthcare (for example enhanced care packages, outreach support etc.).
- Invest in development of interoperable clinical records.
- Support the development and delivery of risk assessment tools that enable a clear stratification of different needs (and associated funding requirements).
Further recommendations are set out within the ‘Data and digital technology‘ section.