Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Attain has transformed mental health service provision within the full spectrum of care sectors (including adults, people with dementia, CAMHS and related learning disabilities), from community based to secure services.

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Our award winning team has over 60 years experience in mental health and learning disabilities and have expertise and skills in relation to: operational health and care delivery, service transformation, commercial interventions, engagement, contract management, project management and procurement.

We have worked with a large number of NHS and local government organisations across England and Wales, ranging from CCGs/PCTs, local authorities, local health boards (NHS Wales) specialist commissioning groups, mental health trusts, independent sector providers, and the voluntary sector, covering a population of 13 million supporting them to commission and deliver outcome-focused mental health services. Our diverse experience means that we are exceptionally well placed to bespoke local solutions to maximise results and help you achieve parity of esteem.

Examples of our mental health work include: assessing current needs and services; horizon scanning emerging policy and best practice; map and understand the provider landscape; model capacity and future demand for the full range of services; and building governance and contractual arrangements for delivery. This enabled us to make recommendations for locally-based pathway redesigns that focused on the health and well-being of the local populations, transform local service provision and reduce the reliance on out of area service provision. We have also delivered services to commissioners and providers to support them understand their provider market, create informed strategies to stimulate collaboration and competition, set realistic goals and implemented projects that bring strategies to life.

Our proven ability to make a substantial impact in terms of improving outcomes, service quality, and has resulted in saving the NHS over £15 million. These projects have delivered tangible outcomes for our clients, including: more effective pathways which reduces length of stay and readmission rates for patients; care closer to home for patients; improved service quality for patients; improved relationships with providers; improved evidence of clinical decision making; reduced costs through improving measurement of outcomes for patients and streamlining process.

How we work

A call to action – delivering parity of esteem; transformative ideas for systems

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“We used Attain to produce our five year Mental Health Strategy: setting out how we will transform mental health services for adults so that they are an integral part our approach to improving overall health and wellbeing for Bassetlaw people. We were impressed by how the Attain team worked alongside our own people, service users and partners to produce a dynamic outcomes and delivery framework, as well as outline specifications and actions for the future.”

Phil Mettam, Chief Officer, NHS Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group

“NHS Rotherham CCG commissioned Attain to review our services for Learning Disabilities, Mental Health and CAMHs services. Within weeks Attain had a high quality team in place to support us. Attain have consistently operated to high professional standards and their work has consistently met our expectations.”

Chris Edwards, Chief Officer (Accountable Officer), NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group

Case studies

Read some case studies on our projects in mental health and learning disabilities