Case for Change?

depression d“Mental illness affects more of us than cancer. It affects more of us than heart disease or stroke. It affects more of us than diabetes” says the Case for Change report that provides the context for the mental health transformation programme in North West London.
The study that has not carried out the Equality Impact Assessment yet, expects the Harrow Health and Wellbeing Board to endorse the Like Minded Case for Change, including the models of ‘care and support’ emerging from this work so far.
“We will not effectively engage with and take the population of North West London with us in supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing strategy.
“Models of Care may be insufficiently informed by needs/ views of services users. Models of Care may be opposed by some local people, which could result in challenge” alerts the risk assessment graded in red.
dev.Still001Commenting on the report, Dev Mahadevaiah, a retired Clinical Biochemist at the Royal Free Hospital who lives in North Harrow and has suffered from the bipolar manic depression, said “the red alert says it all. The case for change is arguing what is best for me without asking me what I think is best for me.
“The ‘caring’ professionals and ‘concerned’ institutions, including some national bodies operating in Harrow, remote from the grass-root users, come together to represent us to justify their own existence”.
No surprise that mostly a handful of people involved in determining and providing health care are everywhere.
For example, at least three shareholders of Harrow Health Limited are not only the leading members of the Harrow Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) but also voting members at Harrow Health and Wellbeing Board, including its vice-chairman.