All primary, secondary and social care adult mental health
services in Glasgow are set to be integrated into a single service,
writes Katie Leason.
Proposals from Greater Glasgow Primary Care NHS Trust, Glasgow
NHS Board and Glasgow Council, which are expected to be formally
approved later this month, will see health and social care staff
working together in joint teams to provide a “seamless
range” of adult mental health services. The teams will also
work closely with voluntary and community organisations.
The plans build on the principles of Glasgow’s modernising
mental health strategy, which will see £87 million invested in
improvements to services.
The strategy includes plans to upgrade or replace community
facilities, develop community services and replace existing
psychiatric hospitals with modern, purpose-built, inpatient
facilities on the same sites as acute general hospitals.