Mental Health Network

Stephen Dalton

The Mental Health Network of the NHS Confederation is the voice for NHS funded mental health and learning disability service providers in England. 

We represent NHS providers from across the statutory, independent and third sectors in working with government, regulators, opinion formers, media and the wider NHS to promote excellence in mental health services and the importance of good mental health.

Stephen Dalton

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Find out who's who and meet our board and the team.

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About the Mental Health Network

Our work is driven by our commitment to improving mental health care and the provision of mental health and disability services.

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Membership of the Mental Health Network is open to any provider of NHS-funded mental health services.

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Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change (ImROC) programme

The ImROC programme is a joint initiative from the Mental Health Network and the Centre for Mental Health.

Mental Health Workforce Project

A joint project commissioned by NHS Employers supported by Health Education England and delivered by the Mental Health Network.

Latest News

Policing and Crime Bill: A summary

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A summary of the bill – which includes proposals to stop children and young people under 18, who are experiencing a mental health crisis, from being detained in police custody – and the key issues for health.

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Further STP leaders announced

NHS England has released further details of the senior figures tasked with leading work on sustainability and transformation plans (STP) within their ‘footprint’ area.

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2016/17 National Tariff Payment System Consultation Response

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Our response sets out a collective assessment of the investment challenges facing mental health services, the recommendations of the recently published Mental Health Taskforce report, and our response to the proposals set out in this consultation.

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Bringing together physical and mental health: A new frontier for integrated care

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The Mental Health Taskforce report, calls for the development of integrated care spanning people’s physical, mental and social needs (Mental Health Taskforce 2016).

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End-of-life care must be a core priority for all local health and care leaders | Tracey Bleakley

26 / 5 / 2016 12.30am

Tracey Bleakley, chief executive of the national charity Hospice UK, outlines how more health and wellbeing boards and clinical commissioning groups can work collaboratively with hospices and other organisations to tackle gaps in service planning for end-of-life care.

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