Mental health care pathways
We develop guidance for NHS England and NICE to support delivery
of the ambitions set out in
The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.
set out evidence-based mental health pathways that promote
timely and equal access to effective treatment and care
provide guidance to commissioners and service providers on how
the pathways can be implemented and the benchmarks achieved.
For each topic, we have developed detailed implementation
guidance with accompanying appendices and helpful resources.
There is also a short format guide, which provides a summary of
the pathway and benchmarks, and an overview of the policy and
strategic context for each topic.
The topics we have covered so far include:
We are also developing guidance on community mental health care
for adults and older adults and eating disorders services for
We work with the College Centre for Quality Improvement to
develop a self-assessment and improvement programme to support the
delivery of the pathways. Find out more about the CCQI.