June 2014 - important announcement. The Association is in the process of changing its name to the Care Co-ordination Association. This was voted by the members and reflects an organisation that continues to support and develop good practice for all service users and carers building on the incredible history of CPAA. Our hope in the coming years is that we can share this good practice with others supporting people with long term conditions and as a consequence expand our membership securing the future for the association.
Welcome to the CPAA
The CPAA was established in 1993 on an informal basis to support the implementation, operation, and development of the Care Programme Approach. Membership grew considerably, which led to the need for more formal arrangements in 1996 with funding from the Department of Health. Today the Association gives support to people involved in implementing the CPA and Care and Treatment Planning in Wales, particularly Co-ordinators and Managers. The Association is endorsed by the Department of Health in their document ‘Modernising the CPA’ and membership is recommended in the CPA Audit pack. The Association is funded through annual subscriptions from member organisations and is a not for profit organisation.
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Click here to download a membership application form
For more information about the CPA Association, please contact:
Care Programme Approach Association,
Whitecotes Lane, Walton Hospital,
Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S40 3HW.
Telephone: 01246 515 975
CPAA Good Practice Awards 2014 - deadline 28th July
The categories for this year are as follows:
1.Excellence in Providing Information about the Care Process for Service Users and / or Carers
2.Excellence in Monitoring and Evaluating the Care Process
3.Excellence in Care Planning Policy and Practice Standards
4.Excellence in the Care Process
5. Innovative Systems to Support Effective Care Process (IT
or non IT)
6.Outstanding Practitioner’s Award: Individual practitioner’s award nominated by service user / carer group or individual
7.Journal Awards: most useful article in ‘The Approach’ as nominated by members
All too often the pockets of poor practice in health and social care are the things that make the headlines. The annual CCA Awards are an opportunity for staff and organisations to raise the profile and highlight some of the areas of excellent practice that are happening across the CCA membership. In 2013, we had many nominations across the nine categories, and comments from organisational managers reflect how thrilled and proud they are when their staff are recognised in this way. Winners will receive: a quality mark; certificate; and feature in ‘The Approach’. The certificates will be presented at our national event title "Being Well: Physically and Mentally" on 31st October in Manchester. All members should have received a copy of the submission forms and flyer. Use these awards to your advantage – raise your service / department / organisations profile.
The CPAA has published a number of good practice handbooks about CPA and Care Standards in mental health and learning disabilities services. The changes in policy, understanding and good practice in these areas continues to evolve and develop. The Association has therefore been working, with the help of members, on a new and radically different handbook which was formally launched at the Association’s natoional conference on 4th April in Derby.
The Care Standards handbook is built around the needs of staff and organisations across England, Wales and Scotland for a handbook to support clinical practice in health and soc ial care. Without losing its basis in policy and legislation, the handbook pulls together the latest good practice using quotes from service users and carers to illustrate the coherent and succinct standards.
Organisations will be able to use the handbook to support their compliance with national standards and targets such as in England the Care Quality Commission Essential Standards of Quality and Safety; and in Wales evidencing Care and Treatment Planning under the Mental Health Measure (Wales).
The handbook will support organisations training in relation to all the core functions of clinical practice underpinned by principles of involvement and recovery / well being. New staff, including those who will be leading on patient care, such as care co-coordinators, will find it a useful resource to support their induction and training. The incorporation of good practice checklists provide a framework for staff at all levels and experience to self assess and challenge their standards of practice.
The standards covered are: Assessment; Care Planning; Risk; Review; Transitions; Care Co-ordination; Involvement and choice; Service users; and Families and Carers
The areas of involvement and choice, service users, and families and carers are essential in all of these, and are woven through the sections.
Each section identifies the following: Policy, legislation, direction Key Points & Information; Core standard Service User / Carer Quotes; Good Practice Checklist
CPAA Art Competition open to all Mental Health and Learning Disability Service Users and Carers