Perinatal Mental Health and Patient Story
The CCG agreed investment in a new integrated specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team (PMHT) in November 2014 after identifying a service gap as those who needed this specialist support were up until this point referred into the core adult psychiatry service and did not have the specialist perinatal professionals.
The service took a significant time to mobilise due to securing recruitment of key professionals but has been fully operational since November 2015. The Warwickshire North CCG Governing Body previously requested an update and this was an opportune time to share some of the detail regarding the service development and how this had made a difference to our patients. Jo Dillon, our commissioning lead across Coventry and Warwickshire who has been instrumental in developing the local approach gave an overview and presented a video which includes a patient story, below: