This paper, written by NDTi Associate Edana Minghella, provides an overview of the policy, issues and costs (to the person themselves as well as the public purse) associated with out of area placements for adults with mental health conditions.
Drawing on our own work at NDTi and a rapid review of recent literature, our Close to Home paper aims to enable providers and commissioners to reduce out of area placements for adults with mental health problems and, where they are in place, to ensure they are used to best effect. The paper first explores the issues and concerns associated with OAPs and then offers a framework for local solutions.
The release of this paper is complemented by a series of blogs, you can join in the conversation @NDTicentral | #ClosetoHomeReview | #MentalHealth.
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