Service User Advisory Groups – Meetings held in October 2013

The departments that manage the services at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust have ‘advisory groups’ where service users and carers come together to advise on and discuss developments.

The Mood, Anxiety & Personality (MAP) Clinical Academic Group – is an organisational structure which manages services for mood, anxiety & personality disorder across the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). Most advisory group members have experience of using mental health services or of being a family member/carer of someone who does. Other members include senior managers. They meet every month and their aim is to keep the views of service users at the heart of all service developments and improvements. To make sure that people know what is being discussed in their meetings the group produces a brief summary of their discussions.

Matthew has done a video of the summary of the MAP CAG Service User Advisory group – October meeting:

He has also done an audio of summary of this meeting:

The Psychological Medicine Clinical Academic Group (CAG) runs services across the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). The services include emergency access services (such as home treatment services, A&E psychiatric liaison), complex care services (such as eating disorders, chronic fatigue, mother & baby services) and neurosciences services (such as brain injury). Advisory group members have experience of services either as service users or family members/carers. They work with the senior managers to keep the views of service users and carers at the heart of all service developments and improvements. To make sure that people know what is being discussed the group produces a brief summary of their discussion.

Matthew has done a video of the summary of the Psychological Medicine CAG Service User Advisory Group – October Meeting:

He has also down an audio of the summary of this meeting:

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