In addition to their work for Cygnet Health Care a number of our staff also contribute their own skills to a number of initiatives, both locally and nationally, in partnership with the Department of Health, NHS and other professional organisations.
National Recovery and Outcomes Group (Formerly Shared Pathway Steering Group)
The remit of the group is to act as a joint forum of service users, clinicians, providers and commissioners to monitor the recovery and outcomes and secure pathway work. The group acts a forum for all feedback and developments from the Regional Recovery and Outcomes Groups and ensures there is national co-ordination and development of the programme. The group also acts as a vehicle for linking into other programmes across secure services ie: PBR, CRG and High Secure developments. The group liaises with other stakeholder groups including the Ministry of Justice and CQC and provides update reports to the National Specialist Mental Health Advisory Group. A Charge Nurse and 2 service users are currently represented on this group.
Regional Recovery and Outcomes Groups
The Regional Recovery and Outcomes Groups provide a forum for providers, service users and commissioners to receive feedback from the National Recovery and Outcomes Group. The group also offers the opportunities to share examples of good practice and developments linked to recovery and outcomes and secure pathway work. The meeting is planned and chaired by the National Service User Shared Pathway Lead and Regional Leads who provide feedback to the National Recovery and Outcomes Group. A Charge Nurse and 2 service users are currently regional leads for the East and West Midlands Groups.
NHS Networks (My Shared Pathway)
A Charge Nurse is administrator for the network which provides a forum for clinicians, service users and commissioners within secure services to share developments and documentation linked to My Shared Pathway, the Secure Pathway, PBR and other Recovery focused work. The network also incorporates a discussion forum. The network currently has over 500 members from across the country.
Payment by Results (PbR)
Payment by Results (PbR) is a Department of Health initiative, the aim of which is to provide a transparent, rule-based framework for paying providers. It aims to reward efficiency, support patient choice and diversity and encourage activity for sustainable waiting time reductions. Directors from Cygnet have roles within the main PbR board and the PbR currency pricing sub-group.
Secure Services and Quality, Innovation, Productivity & Production (QIPP)
Quality, Innovation, Productivity & Production (QIPP) is a National Mental Health Unit programme which is about moving forward and improving quality and productivity in services. Cygnet is supporting the Medium Secure QIPP programme by contributing to the workstream that involves service user experience and making information more accessible for service users.
Senior managers from Cygnet Hospitals across the country are contributing to the following initiatives:
East of England Specialised Commissioning Group
The East of England Specialised Commissioning Group's Low and Medium Secure Managers Group meet quarterly to provide a forum for low and medium secure managers to exchange ideas about achieving excellent patient care in line with best practice guidance. The groups overriding objectives are to:
Yorkshire & Humberside Rehabilitation and Assertive Outreach Specialists Meeting
This is a forum whose aim is to provide education, peer support and a conduit of information from and to the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The group consists of doctors of all grades working within these specialist areas. The group was co-founded by a Cygnet representative and meets three times a year at a Cygnet Health Care venue.
Yorkshire & Humber Security and Ops Group
Yorkshire & Humber's Security and Ops Group looks at sharing best practice within specialist services, with the region. The group has led the way nationally in sharing information about incidents, and developing the new national coding system for incident classifications (a – e). One of our hospital manager's sits on the group.