Fourth national mental health plan: first progress report of implementation activity January - December 2010

Priority area 4 - Quality improvement and innovation

Page last updated: 2011

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23. Review the mental health statement of rights and responsibilities

24. Review and where necessary amend mental health and related legislation to support cross-border agreements and transfers of people under civil and forensic orders, and scope requirements for the development of nationally consistent mental health legislation

25. Develop and commence implementation of a national mental health workforce strategy that defines standardised workforce competencies and roles in clinical, community and peer support areas

26. Increase consumer and carer employment in clinical and community support settings

27. Ensure accreditation and reporting systems in health and community sectors incorporate the national standards for mental health services

28. Further develop and progress implementation of the national mental health performance and benchmarking framework

29. Develop a national mental health research strategy to drive collaboration and inform the research agenda

30. Expand and better utilise innovative approaches to service delivery including telephone and e-mental health services Top of page

23. Review the mental health statement of rights and responsibilities

  • Responsibility - Nationally Coordinated
  • Implementation Approach - SQPS
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - SQPS

24. Review and where necessary amend mental health and related legislation to support cross-border agreements and transfers of people under civil and forensic orders, and scope requirements for the development of nationally consistent mental health legislation

  • Responsibility - Nationally Coordinated and Cross Sectoral
  • Implementation Approach
    • Lead: WA
    • Subgroup: all state and territories
    • Then to CSWG for agreement
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - States Top of page

25. Develop and commence implementation of a national mental health workforce strategy that defines standardised workforce competencies and roles in clinical, community and peer support areas

  • Responsibility - Nationally Coordinated
  • Implementation Approach - MHWAC to progress this action
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - MHWAC

26. Increase consumer and carer employment in clinical and community support settings

  • Responsibility - Jurisdictional
  • Implementation Approach
    • Lead: QLD
    • Subgroup: TAS, ACT and Commonwealth
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Quantitative
  • Who needs to report - All Govts
  • Relevant Indicator Number ** - 21 Top of page

27. Ensure accreditation and reporting systems in health and community sectors incorporate the national standards for mental health services

  • Responsibility - Nationally Coordinated
  • Implementation Approach - SQPS to progress this action
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - States
  • Relevant Indicator Number - 22

28. Further develop and progress implementation of the national mental health performance and benchmarking framework

  • Responsibility - Nationally Coordinated
  • Implementation Approach - MHISS and SQPS to progress this action
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - All Govts
  • Relevant Indicator Number - 25 Top of page

29. Develop a national mental health research strategy to drive collaboration and inform the research agenda

  • Responsibility - Nationally Coordinated
  • Implementation Approach
    • Commonwealth
    • Subgroup: QLD and NSW
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - Cwlth

30. Expand and better utilise innovative approaches to service delivery including telephone and e-mental health services *

  • Responsibility - Jurisdictional
  • Implementation Approach
    • Lead: NSW
    • Subgroup: QLD, WA, SA and Commonwealth
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - All Govts Top of page

Footnotes

* Note: these actions to be progressed alongside each other to ensure that the national service planning framework is linked into the development of these models.
** Note: indicators of direct relevance to each action are listed, noting that not all 25 indicators can be directly correlated with an action in the Plan. Refer to Attachment A for a full list of indicators.