Mental health is a key priority for the NHS, as outlined in the Long Term Plan (2019). We are working with NHS commissioners and service providers, industry partners, other Health Innovation Networks and the voluntary sector to identify and spread innovations and improvements in mental healthcare. We are developing a sustainable work programme that aligns with local needs and NHS priorities.
We aim to be a key partner and a valuable source of support. We will ensure the patient voice is heard in all aspects of mental health care provision. We will work to address inequalities in access and treatment and we will support efforts to address workforce issues.