Mental health services outcome specifications

These model outcome specifications will support commissioners in their negotiations with providers and/or other departments within Clinical Commissioning Group’s and Local Authorities. They should be used in conjunction with the other tools within the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commissioning Pack, to understand the evidence base and the needs of the local population.

The specifications have key outcomes from the NHS Outcomes Frameworks and also a range of proposed outcomes for local consideration and, if selected, for local agreement. There is no intention that all outcomes within the specifications be mandatory but that these are used and negotiated as appropriate to local circumstances.