NHS committee approves 'new tier 4 service module' across the 4 regions
Sunday 15th November, 2009
On 11 November 2009, the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) met to discuss the next steps after the ‘Have Your Say’ Tier 4 Personality Disorder Consultation held across the East of England, London, South Central and South East Coast regions.
There were three core issues pertaining to the consultation, these were pivotal in steering the committee towards their decision on how to shape the future model of care. The core issues were:
- Should outreach teams be set up for people with complex personality disorder in each region?
- Should there be specialist residential units?
- If specialist units are used, how many should there be across the four regions?
The committee reviewed all the feedback submitted from the public consultation and supporting documentation including considering the summary report of the Primary Care Trusts’ views, 54 of the 62 PCTs across the East of England, London, South Central and South East Coast regions had made recommendations to the committee outlining their preferred options for the future service model, having deliberated on not only the 4 options included in the consultation summary, but also the additional suggestions put forward by stakeholders through the consultation process.
The afternoon session of the committee meeting was held in public and 28 members of the public attended to observe its proceedings.
A consensus was reached by the committee. The decision states:
“The new future service model which will be developed will have 1 residential unit plus 4 regional outreach teams based in each of the four regions”
The service model agreed is that the residential unit will serve as a hub with the outreach teams working within the four regions in conjunction with the existing local tiers 1-3 and not as a stand alone model.