The national continuous quality improvement tool for mental health education: results of targeted and supported implementation in England

Brooker, Charlie and Curran, J. (2006) The national continuous quality improvement tool for mental health education: results of targeted and supported implementation in England. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 20 (3). pp. 276-289. ISSN 1469-9567

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Abstract

The national continuous quality assurance tool for mental health education and training has recently been developed. This paper describes the planned implementation of the tool across NHS Workforce Development Confederations (WDCs) in England. Large stakeholder groups in 15 WDCS were convened. The groups rated 29 programmes across a range of provisions including pre-qualifying programmes (social work and mental health nursing), post-qualifying programmes, new graduate mental health worker programmes and programmes run within NHS Trusts. Overall, the results indicate that the majority of rated programmes are relevant to the policy agenda and involve service users in a meaningful way. However, courses are less likely to engage with carers and to assess the impact of the programmes. Key factors are identified that promote the implementation of the new quality assurance tool and key barriers to implementation are also elicited. The paper concludes that the tool can provide a useful framework to assess the quality of a broad range of mental health education, furthermore, that it should be incorporated into existing quality assurance systems

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Additional Information:The national continuous quality assurance tool for mental health education and training has recently been developed. This paper describes the planned implementation of the tool across NHS Workforce Development Confederations (WDCs) in England. Large stakeholder groups in 15 WDCS were convened. The groups rated 29 programmes across a range of provisions including pre-qualifying programmes (social work and mental health nursing), post-qualifying programmes, new graduate mental health worker programmes and programmes run within NHS Trusts. Overall, the results indicate that the majority of rated programmes are relevant to the policy agenda and involve service users in a meaningful way. However, courses are less likely to engage with carers and to assess the impact of the programmes. Key factors are identified that promote the implementation of the new quality assurance tool and key barriers to implementation are also elicited. The paper concludes that the tool can provide a useful framework to assess the quality of a broad range of mental health education, furthermore, that it should be incorporated into existing quality assurance systems
Keywords:Mental health training and education
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B760 Mental Health Nursing
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:572
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:22 Jun 2007
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:12

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