25 / 11 / 2011
Payment by Results (PbR) for adult mental health services will be introduced in the NHS in 2012/13. While commissioners and providers broadly support this, they have identified significant challenges.
An independent readiness review was commissioned by strategic health authority (SHA) mental health leads through the Mental Health Network.
Much needs to be done across the whole system in order to begin using PbR in the 2012/13 introductory year, and to develop the system during that time, and beyond. This Briefing summarises the key findings and recommendations of the readiness review.