The consultation ‘achieving excellent care in a mental health crisis’ closed from 27 October 2012.
We would like to thank everyone who took the time to respond and share their views with us by completing surveys online or filling in consultation documents widely available in GP practices, libraries, voluntary organisations and community centres, KMPT trust buildings, pharmacies, opticians, hairdressers, job centres, fitness centres, and citizens advice and volunteer bureaus.
People have also kindly written in, attended local focus groups, and nearly 200 people came to one or more of our eight public meetings.
We would like to thank you all for taking the time to talk to us.
All the views and information we have been sent has been logged and sent to the University of Greenwich Centre for Nursing and Healthcare Research, which has been appointed to provide an independent analysis of the responses to the public consultation. Their report is due at the end of November 2012 and will be sent to each clinical commissioning group for their consideration in December.
The final recommendations of the Acute Mental Health Board will then go for consideration by KMPT and the NHS Kent and Medway PCT Cluster Board. We hope a final decision will be made early next year.
We will continue to update the website on our progress and will be sharing information with those who have registered their interest.
Thank you once again to all the staff, service users, carers and support organisations who took part.
29 October 2012