OMHP Logo_croppedOxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has scooped a prestigious award for developing better mental health services.

The CCG entry highlighting the Oxford Mental Health Partnership won the prize in its category at the Healthcare Transformation Awards on 29th June 2016. The awards recognise achievements in commissioning health services across the country.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is part of the Oxford Mental Health Partnership, along with five other NHS and charity organisations. The aim of the partnership is to make it easier for people with mental health problems to get the right support when and where they need it.

The CCG had submitted an entry on outcomes based contracting for adult mental health, in the category ‘commissioning for outcomes and reducing variation’. The CCG entry was judged to be the best in its category.

Dr David Chapman, GP lead for Mental Health Services at Oxfordshire CCG, said: “We’re delighted to have been recognised nationally for our work in commissioning a better and more effective way to deliver mental health services in Oxfordshire. It demonstrates our commitment to commissioning high quality services working closely with our health, social care and voluntary sector partners.”