Commissioning Conference - international presenters summarise the evidence for commissioners (Birmingham Oct 2009)


Commissioning Early Intervention Services: ensuring quality, cost-

effectiveness and user & family satisfaction in the West Midlands

8 October 2009,  Birmingham

THE CHALLENGE:  As we move into an era of no growth in resources how can Early Intervention provide a model of service redesign which maximises the use of resources whilst maintaining effectiveness.

Commissioners, mental health leads and EI service leads gathered to hear from world leading practitioners and researchers of mental health provision in the field of youth mental health about why early intervention in youth mental health disorders a good deal.





DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION The EI paradigm - how UK policy started:

Dr Jo Smith, Joint National Early Intervention Programme Lead, NMHDU


DOWNLOAD What commissioners can expect from EI services: Clinical effectiveness evidence

Prof Pat McGorry, University of Melbourne

DOWNLOAD Measuring effective/quality EI services

Prof Ashok Malla, University of Montreal 

DOWNLOAD EI The Economic evidence:

Dr Paul McCrone and Prof Martin Knapp, Institute of Psychiatry, London

DOWNLOAD: EI: a paradigm for other areas of mental health?

Prof Max Birchwood, University of Birmingham

DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION York EI service: commissioning for success

Chris Almack, NHS North Yorkshire and York

DOWNLOAD: What I bring to EI as a commissioner:

Dave Sweeney, Mental Health Commissioner, St Helenís PCT

DOWNLOAD: Mental Health pathways and Payment by Results

Michael Clark, Research Manager, NHS WM Regional Development Centre