Posted on: 15 October 2020
From North London NHS Forensic Consortium:
Between 2018-2020 NHS England and Improvement tested New Care Models for tertiary Mental Health services including adult secure services. New Care Model (NCM) pilots tested the new way of working, which has informed the NHS-led Provider Collaborative model. The NCM pilot site for North London consists of 5 NHS Trusts who collectively formed the North London Forensic Consortium:
- Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
- Central and North West London Foundation Trust
- East London Foundation Trust
- North East London Foundation Trust
- West London Trust
North London Forensic Consortium’s core aim was to reduce the number of people who were cared for out of area and create the services their population needed through local re-investment. Over the course of the two year pilot there was a reduction of 40 external placements, which resulted in £7m of funding being invested back into the adult secure services within the 5 Trusts. This has created over 50 new clinical posts across the consortium.
Thanks to the success of the NCM pilot the North London Forensic Consortium was granted Provider Collaborative status from the 1st October 2020. This means the 5 Trusts are now responsible for their own budget and the quality and development of adult secure services across North London. This autonomy will allow the consortium to make decisions that benefit the local population in collaboration with patients, staff and local stakeholders.
The North London Forensic Consortium is committed to working together to share best practice, promote quality improvement and ensure that patients have a positive experience of care. We are equally striving to provide our staff with the resources, opportunities and development needed to deliver outstanding clinical services.