Confidence in leadership's ability to improve mental health services

This chart shows the responses of the RCPsych Research Panel members to the question asking about their confidence in their local leadership in improving mental health services.

The chart below is based on the responses of 341 RCPsych members to our first Research Panel survey in February 2019, 245 RCPsych members in our second Research Panel survey in May 2019 and 234 RCPsych members in our third Research Panel survey in August 2019.

Confidence in local leadership

Policy context

The Government and NHS has committed to making mental health one of its top clinical priorities, underpinned by the recommendations of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and the NHS Long-Term Plan. Implementing this plan will benefit people of all ages, reflecting the specific needs of all groups from children and young people through to older people.

This is an ambitious programme of work requiring collaboration with other local organisations including local government, housing, education, employment and the voluntary sector. STPs and Integrated Care Systems (ICS) provide the local vehicle for strategic planning, implementation at scale and collaboration between partners.

The RCPsych’s Research Panel survey seeks to understand whether national plans are making a difference to services on the ground.

Notes: Only data from members working in England are presented on Mental Health Watch. Responses from members working in the devolved nations of the UK can be found in the data bulletins produced for those nations, available to RCPsych members. 

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