Case study on “reducing health inequalities for those with severe mental illness” accepted as part of NHS England ‘call for evidence’.

A case study from the Sheffield Primary and Community Mental Health Service has been accepted as a submission as part of a call to evidence to shape NHS England’s health inequalities framework .

The case study, “Reducing health inequalities for those with severe mental illness and complex mental health- looking at the bigger picture” describes the Primary and Community Mental Health Service’s work implementing a proactive, outreaching, and engaging holistic trauma-informed approach to reducing the health inequalities of those living with severe mental illness. This approach is being pioneered by the service’s Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist and Health Coaches alongside e wider Primary Care Community Mental Health Multi-Disciplinary Team.

The case study is being used as part of NHS England’s National Healthcare Inequalities and Improvement Programme which is collaborating with teams across the NHS and wider partners to develop a framework for NHS action on inclusion health, which will distil best practice and clarify role expectations on this agenda.