Policy Watch


Mental health and the market




Understanding how the market in mental health works is critical – both for the development of future and the implementation of current policy. Ensuring clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have a clear understanding of the way in which the market currently operates in the mental health sector will be central to developing effective commissioning arrangements.

The Department of Health commissioned the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network and Mental Health Strategies to produce an analysis of the current landscape for mental health service provision in England.