An Evaluation of Mental Health Commissioning Leadership Skills Development Programmes. “A method to evaluate the impact of leadership programmes on mental health commissioning and leadership skills”

East of EnglandMental Health
Published Date: 1 May 2016

An Evaluation of Mental Health Commissioning Leadership Skills  Development Programmes.  “A method to evaluate the impact of leadership programmes on mental health commissioning and leadership skills”

What?

The evaluation aims to understand the extent to which Mental Health Commissioning Leadership Skills Development Programmes have impacted leadership and commissioning practice.

Why?

Improving mental health service provision has become a key aim for the NHS. Skills development programmes for Mental Health Commissioning leaders are seen as one way in which to improve services but impact evaluations on such programmes are rare.

How?

A retrospective evaluation using mixed methods: pre and post participation scoring; semi-structured interviews; and third
party testimonies.