Care Programme Approach Episode

A Care Programme Approach Episode is an ACTIVITY GROUP.

A Care Programme Approach Episode is a period of care provided as part of the care programme approach for an adult (including elderly) PATIENT. The Care Programme Approach Episode forms part of a Adult Mental Health Care Spell.

The first Care Programme Approach Episode starts when the Adult Mental Health Care Spell initial assessment of the PATIENT determines that a plan of care or treatment is required which will be delivered under the care programme approach.

The Care Programme Approach Episode ends when one of the following occurs:

A Care Programme Approach Episode must involve all of the following key elements:

a. An assessment of the PATIENT's health and social care needs
b. A written care plan to meet the assessed needs, the PATIENT being involved in drawing up the care plan
c. Regular reviews of the PATIENT's care plan
d. A named mental health worker, called a care coordinator, who is responsible for the PATIENT care under the care programme approach

Each Care Programme Approach Episode must be subject to at least one Care Programme Approach Review and at least one Care Programme Approach Care Co-ordinator Allocation.

 

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