I've just read through the document that came out last month, Refocussing the Care Programme Approach.
I'll try to resist saying that it's simply 55 pages which are soft, strong and thoroughly absorbent so arguably has some utility. Ooops, I didn't. Ho hum.
The 36 pages of "Making the CPA work for you" had me frothing because firstly it's front page is for "service users" not "patients" and secondly it's got the trite byline on the front page :
"It is not about how you fit into services
It is about how services fit with you"
I have few folk on enhanced CPA. By few, I mean none. It's meaningless to their care so largely ignored. Okay, it's optional for older adults, so nobody hits me with a big stick, but this new guidance is aimed at one and all. What piqued me was the notion of who it's for and how they'll be helped.
To quote : "Individuals with a wide range of needs from a number of services, or who are most at risk, should recieve a higher level of care co-ordination support. From October 2008 the system of co-ordination and support for this group only will be called Care Programme Approach (CPA)."
Yes, they did underline "only" in the document.
Later on, ". . . the individuals needing the support of the (new) CPA should not be significantly different from those needing the support of enhanced CPA."
Erm, that's nobody, then.
Am I missing something here?