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, Learning Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder Care Spell.
The first Care Programme Approach Episode starts when the Adult Mental Health, Learning Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder 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 review determines that no further care need be provided
- a different level of care programme approach is required
- a PATIENT transfers to another Health Care Provider with main responsibility for provision of mental health care also being transferred
- death of the PATIENT
A Care Programme Approach Episode must involve all of the following key elements:
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.
This supporting information is also known by these names:
|plural||Care Programme Approach Episodes|