The Draft North Essex Mental Health Joint Commissioning Strategy has been produced following the production of the North Essex Mental Health Commissioning Statement of Ambition in late June 2013 and subsequent consultation.  This draft strategy sets out to describe the vision for the commissioning and delivery of mental health services for North Essex over the next three years. 

For a copy of the draft strategy, please click MH strategy v10(draft)

For a copy of the accompanying letter, please click MH Letter to accompany Strategy

This draft Strategy has been developed in partnership across the three North Essex CCGs and Essex County Council. The principles of which are now being adopted locally by the individual CCGs with implementation underway specifically with regards the development of more community based provision for patients with mild to moderate mental health illness.

The three CCGs in North Essex and Essex County Council are keen to continue to seek the views and opinions of local stakeholders at this stage of strategy development and would welcome your thoughts or comments relating to the contents of this draft document.

Alternatively, if you would like the mental health team to discuss this with you or your organisation please let them know. Your feedback should be received by Friday January 31st 2014 and sent directly to Joanne Reay at Mental Health & Learning Disabilities, 8 Collingwood Road, Witham, CM8 2TT, or by email to

The expectation is that the completed Draft Strategy will be presented to CCG Trust Boards and Essex County Council for approval and adoption early 2014.

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