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8. Supporting recovery in mental health services: Quality and Outcomes

The long-standing myth that mental health service providers, users and commissioners “can’t agree on what recovery is, nor offer any evidence for it” is finally laid to rest in this paper.

Supporting recovery in mental health services: quality and outcomes aims to help organisations in the mental health sector develop clear, empirically-informed statements about what constitutes high-quality services, and how these will lead to key recovery outcomes for service users. It also includes a series of recommendations for health and social care providers and commissioners, and for NHS England and the Government, that aim to support development of an evidence-based approach to commissioning mental health services.

Geoff Shepherd, Jed Boardman, Miles Rinaldi and Glenn Roberts

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