individuals can join this network whose members meets every few months
to discuss progress in the measurement of routine clinical outcomes
measurement in UK Mental Health organisations. This includes private
or NHS-funded ones who provide services for adults of any age, including
psychological treatments. We include services for children (although
they have their own outcomes
network), but not
at present primary care psychological therapies under the Improving
Access to Psychological Therapies initiative.
To benefit from
the network organisations should be implementing or planning to implement
a system of routine outcomes measurement, using any measures. The meetings
are hosted in rotation so member organisations should be prepared to
fund a meeting from time to time.
The aim of the network
is to share good practice in routine clinical outcomes measurement in
mental health and to discuss relevant Department of Health and other
policy initiatives, such as Payment by Results. It is also a forum
for discussion of issues with specific measures, including training
techniques and resources.