CQUIN Achievements 2018-19

Cygnet Health Care are proud of their positive history of working alongside our commissioners to implement CQUIN schemes. To help achieve compliance, the last year has seen some exciting initiatives at Cygnet.

Individual CQUIN schemes are developed around areas of national best practice and are initiated by NHS England and various local commissioning groups (CCGs and Trusts), these schemes challenge providers to reflect on their current practices and encourage them to innovate and develop new ways of working.

Fully incorporating the principles of the CQUIN schemes, developing, implementing and embedding new and innovative practices is the overall goal and Cygnet Health Care have a consistent track record of doing such.

In the reporting year 2018 -2019 Cygnet Health Care were involved in 14 separate CQUIN schemes. These cover a range of clinical best practice areas including; reducing the length of inpatient stay, implementing Recovery Colleges in secure services, improving physical health care of those suffering from serious mental illness, collaborating with primary care providers and many more.

The following are just some of the achievements from 2018-19 that underscore Cygnet’s commitment to CQUINs:

  • NHS England South West MH produced a case study on Cygnet Health Care to share as best practice for achieving 100% compliance with NHS England’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Inpatient Transition CQUIN scheme. This CQUIN scheme aimed at improving the smooth transition of young people between services and ensuring continuity of care throughout any transition period.
  • 13 Recovery Colleges have been established across the Cygnet Health Care group. These provide co-produced courses around mental health and mental wellbeing, Cygnet Health Care Recovery College also offer a range AQA Unit Award Scheme certified courses available to both service users and its staff.
  • Cygnet Hospital Sheffield’s Unicorn Ward (CAMHS PICU) became the first CAMHS PICU nationally to receive CAMHeleon accreditation.
  • Cygnet has contributed towards developing national physical intervention training standards alongside BILD and the RRN, which was recently launched at the House of Lords.
  • Further development of the expert by experience role to support CQUIN implementation, improving service user involvement in service development across the organisation.

The successful implementation of each of these 14 CQUIN schemes in 2018 -2019 and those implemented in previous years has positively impacted hundreds of service users’ experience of services. It is this underlying commitment to improving the care and treatment of those people in its care that is fundamental at Cygnet Health Care.

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