Who we are
The South of England Mental Health Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Collaborative (known as the MHC) is funded and supported by the West of England; South West,; Kent, Surrey and Sussex; Oxford and Wessex Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). In partnership with the funding AHSNs, the Collaborative is led and delivered by a faculty of committed professionals. Sixteen NHS Mental Health Trusts across the South of England make up the membership of the Collaborative. The MHC was established by the West of England and South West AHSNs, and is hosted by the West of England.
The purpose of the South of England MHC is to make care safer by improving quality in mental healthcare. The MHC is aligned to the national priorities of the Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme (known as MHSIP) and aims to improve the quality and safety of services for people with mental health conditions.