Mental health services upheaval in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield

Most of the news about the proposed NHS changes in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield has focussed on proposals to close and reduce acute and emergency hospital services, and replace them with cheaper integrated health and social care in the community.

Little public or media attention has been given to proposed changes to mental health services, even though the mental health trust, South West Yorkshire Foundation Partnership Trust (SWYFPT),  is one of the three NHS providers that are involved in the proposed NHS and social care reconfiguration, known as “Right Care Right Time Right Place”.

SWYFPT’s website gives the impression that SWYFPT’s transformation plans are already well underway, and says they are in line with the Strategic Review/ Strategic Outline Case (SOC) proposals for the Right Care Right Time Right Place reconfiguration. Continue reading