Categories:Healthcare,UK

Who pays for Section 117 aftercare? Final guidance published

By Jane Williams

Tempting as it is to assume that finalised guidance is the same as the draft you first set eyes on several months previously, the August publication of Who Pays? Determining Responsibility for Payments to Providers provides a salutary warning to anyone inclined to add ‘final’ documents to the ‘one-day-next-day-sometime-never’ reading pile with which busy managers are necessarily all too familiar.

After all, it’s scarcely a good use of your day to do a word-for-word comparison, is it? Don’t you have more pressing calls on your always insufficient time? And most of the time, you will be right. For the fateful remainder, we can do no better than borrow from Ellen de Generes: ‘You should never assume. You know what happens when you assume? You make an ass out of you and me…’

The final guidance is much briefer and offers little assistance in deciphering the complexities of the NHS Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) Regulations 2012. In this briefing, Mills & Reeve guides you through the rules on who is now responsible for commissioning mental health aftercare services for different groups of patients…

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