We provide support across three core workstreams:
Technical Implementation Support
We have a team of IPS Grow Leads who can provide technical support to IPS providers, health trusts, and commissioners. Aimed at supporting the effective implementation, development, and sustainability of evidenced-based IPS practice. This includes fidelity reviews and follow up fidelity action plans.
We develop tools and strategies and provide practical help to support effective recruitment and training of staff. We have developed a set of user-tested recruitment messages and marketing assets that are designed to attract people to the IPS profession and support local recruitment campaigns.
Available tools include a free e-learning IPS package and curation of the IPS workspace site within the FutureNHS Collaboration Platform. The Collaboration Platform and this website include a wide range of guidance documents, operational templates, and tools to support providers and commissioners.
Data Tools & Performance Standards
We have developed a set of data and reporting tools to support services in capturing the impact and performance of their service
In partnership with experienced IPS providers we have developed standardised approaches to key performance indicators and targets as well as the evaluation of IPS services which we encourage all services to adopt
IPS Grow Leads
We have a team of experienced IPS professionals who work across the health system providing technical advice aimed at supporting the implementation of high fidelity and high performing IPS practice.
Support will include quality assurance fidelity reviews, advice, and guidance, sharing resources, offering workshops, and practical hands-on operational advice and support. We also strongly believe in the power of people learning from the experience and expertise of others, and therefore facilitate regular communities of practice to bring different IPS teams together. The aim is to explore common challenges and learn from each other with a guiding moderation from our IPS Leads.
We will work with each IPS provider/health trust to develop a fidelity action plan based on individual service needs. We cannot lead the IPS implementation or recruitment within an organisation. However, we can support you in recruiting the right staff with local senior leadership on board and support the development of high-fidelity practice. Our role also involves working with STPs and commissioners and supporting services in relation to planning their expansion and sustainment of IPS services in response to the NHS England Long-term plan.
* The IPS Grow Consortium of Experts includes the Centre for Mental Health, Enable (Shropshire), Southdowns IPS Services (Sussex), South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust and Central & NW London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL).
Meet the Team
Find out more about our IPS Grow Team and how to get in touch
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