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Dual Diagnosis National Programme update

Dual Diagnosis National Programme update NEWS Ann Gorry and Tom Dodd Joint National Dual Diagnosis Programme Leads The National Dual Diagnosis Programme is part of the Improving Mental Health Care Pathways programme, within the National Mental Health Development Unit. The programme actively promotes and supports the development of dual diagnosis service improvement, in conjunction with local partners, to embed the philosophy of ‘mainstreaming’ across mental health services, and to ensure that dual diagnosis is everyone’s business. will be freely available once completed and piloted. Production of a user-defined outcomes framework developed in conjunction with service users from across the country. This will be available to guide commissioning, planning, developing and monitoring services. Update on programme deliverables for 2009/10: Continuation of the series of regional events to promote the dual diagnosis themed review recommendations (Department of Health, 2008). Collaboration with the National Alcohol Improvement Programme to capture and develop innovation across both programmes, in particular to highlight the issues around alcohol misuse and mental health. Production of a suite of dual diagnosis training products for assertive outreach/early intervention/ community mental health/inpatient/crisis teams. Continuation of support to PROGRESS (the national consortium of consultant nurses in dual diagnosis and substance use) to develop the website (www.dualdiagnosis.co.uk), which promotes dual diagnosis information and knowledge sharing across the country. In collaboration with PROGRESS, we are currently developing a Level 1 e-learning package, which Looking ahead, there will undoubtedly be increasing demands on services and commissioners to ensure that the quality of provision is not compromised due to economic pressures. At times of uncertainty, innovative practice can demonstrate added value, and innovative commissioning can support this. The programme plans to review positive practice around commissioning, particularly across sectors, and around using incentives to drive quality improvements. The programme leads would be pleased to hear about any examples that readers would like to highlight. Addresses for correspondence Ann Gorry Email: Ann.gorry@nmhdu.org.uk Tom Dodd Email: Tom.dodd@nmhdu.org.uk Reference Department of Health (2008) Themed Review 07: Dual Diagnosis. London: Department of Health. Available at: www.nmhdu.org.uk/silo/files/dual-diagosis-themed-reviewreport-2007.pdf (accessed January 2010). 10.5042/add.2010.0104 Advances in Dual Diagnosis Volume 2 Issue 4 December 2009 © Pier Professional Ltd http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Dual Diagnosis Pier Professional

Dual Diagnosis National Programme update

Advances in Dual Diagnosis , Volume 2 (4) – Dec 1, 2009

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NEWS Ann Gorry and Tom Dodd Joint National Dual Diagnosis Programme Leads The National Dual Diagnosis Programme is part of the Improving Mental Health Care Pathways programme, within the National Mental Health Development Unit. The programme actively promotes and supports the development of dual diagnosis service improvement, in conjunction with local partners, to embed the philosophy of ‘mainstreaming’ across mental health services, and to ensure that dual diagnosis is everyone’s business. will be freely available once completed and piloted. Production of a user-defined outcomes framework developed in conjunction with service users from across the country. This will be available to guide commissioning, planning, developing and monitoring services. Update on programme deliverables for 2009/10: Continuation of the series of regional events to promote the dual diagnosis themed review recommendations (Department of Health, 2008). Collaboration with the National Alcohol Improvement Programme to capture and develop innovation across both programmes, in particular to highlight the issues around alcohol misuse and mental health. Production of a suite of dual diagnosis training products for assertive outreach/early intervention/ community mental health/inpatient/crisis teams. Continuation of support to PROGRESS (the national consortium of consultant nurses in dual diagnosis and substance use) to develop the website (www.dualdiagnosis.co.uk), which promotes dual diagnosis information and knowledge sharing across the country. In collaboration with PROGRESS, we are currently developing a Level 1 e-learning package, which Looking ahead, there will undoubtedly be increasing demands on services and commissioners to ensure that the quality of provision is not compromised due to economic pressures. At times of uncertainty, innovative practice can demonstrate added value, and innovative commissioning can support this. The programme plans to review positive practice around commissioning, particularly across sectors, and around using incentives to drive quality improvements. The programme leads would be pleased to hear about any examples that readers would like to highlight. Addresses for correspondence Ann Gorry Email: Ann.gorry@nmhdu.org.uk Tom Dodd Email: Tom.dodd@nmhdu.org.uk Reference Department of Health (2008) Themed Review 07: Dual Diagnosis. London: Department of Health. Available at: www.nmhdu.org.uk/silo/files/dual-diagosis-themed-reviewreport-2007.pdf (accessed January 2010). 10.5042/add.2010.0104 Advances in Dual Diagnosis Volume 2 Issue 4 December 2009 © Pier Professional Ltd

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