Adult secondary mental health services - quality standards: consultation

We want to hear your views on the draft quality standards for adult secondary mental health services. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final standards and develop how we measure if these standards are being met.


Services : Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) and Adult Mental Health Inpatient Wards. Health Boards and Integrated Joint Boards are responsible for the delivery of these services.

In-patient Care : Mental health care and support which is delivered in a hospital ward.

Community : This is care and support which can be accessed without the need to be admitted to an inpatient hospital ward.

Needs : Includes your physical, social and psychological and neuordivergent needs.

Accessible : Information which is accessible should be available easy read formats, different language and adjusted to meet different communication needs.

Carer : Someone of any age who looks after or supports a family member, partner, friend, or neighbour in need of help because they are ill, frail, have a disability or are vulnerable in some way. A carer does not have to live with the person being cared for and can be unpaid.

Integrated Joint Boards and Health Boards : These organisations are responsible for the planning and delivery of a range of health services, including adult secondary mental health services.



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