Paper for Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England 7.4.15
By John Kapp, 22 Saxon Rd Hove BN3 4LE 01273 417997,
Enterprise Complementary Therapy Company (SECTCo) www.sectco.org.uk whose mission is
‘Medication to meditation. Give a man pills and you mask his symptoms for a day. Teach him to
meditate, and he can heal his life.’
1 Recommendation to Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Board
2 Summary of conclusions
3 Historical context of this paper
4 The old formula for contract provision of talking therapies denies 6 out of 7
5 The new law requires all (100%) mentally sick to be offered talking therapy
6 How can these new access standards be met?
7 How many people are affected by these new statutory rights? 15 million.
8 The existing Wellbeing Service in the city
9 The need for a new wellbeing Service
10 Outcome-based contracts by licence agreement with providers
11 How does SECTCo’s meditations improve participants’ behaviour?
12 SECTCo definitions of what we are teaching
13 Clinical governance
14 Financial implications of adopting our proposed new wellbeing service
15 Better Care Fund (BCF)
16 Conclusion. The benefits of Community Care Centres (CCCs)
Appendix 1 New access standards for mental health announced by MIND on 8.10.14
Appendix 2 BETTER CARE FUND (FROM COMMUNITY WORKS BRIEFING No. 29 )
Appendix 3 Public questions put to CCG and HWB 15.1.15 with FoI replies dated 26.2.15 and
Appendix 4 Call for a public inquiry into the failure of the CCG to increase contract provision of
talking therapies 16.3.15
Recommendation to Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group Board.
At its next meeting on 26.5.15 the Board agrees to increase contract provision of NICE
recommended talking therapies to the new access standards by inviting tenders for a licencing
scheme (9.81) for the third sector to provide Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
courses and supporting meditations for the 25,000 depressed patients presently denied them over
the next 2 years starting in Sept 2015.