Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Services

As a response to one of the recommendations in the Five Year Forward View in Mental Health, NHS England has committed to doubling access of Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Services by 2020/21 enabling people with SMI to find and retain employment.

Transformation funding will be available to STP's (submitted by a lead CCG) to expand access to IPS (bids likely to be requested in November 2017).  

NHS Benchmarking and the Centre for Mental Health have undertaken an audit of IPS services in the country to allow us to understand base line provision and findings will be presented at this workshop,


  • Increased understanding of the IPS model and how it can be implemented in practice
  • Validating results of the National IPS audit
  • Understanding of what will be required in order to successfully bid for the NHS England Transformation funding
  • Increased potential for collaboration around IPS within an STP footprint.

Target Audience

  • Commissioners and Providers of various (secondary) Mental Health Services
  • Local Authorities
  • Third sector providers (or prospective providers)
  • IPS Specialists, Managers, Directors

Agenda to follow shortly.

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