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Title: A genealogy of the Care Programme Approach in mental health services
Author: Hawksley, Jack
ISNI:       0000 0004 2749 5170
Awarding Body: University of East London
Current Institution: University of East London
Date of Award: 2013
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The Care Programme Approach (CPA) was introduced by the Government in 1991 as an administrative strategy for community mental health services involving; assessment, planning, care co-ordinators and regular reviews. The study applied a genealogical methodology to conduct a historical analysis of the CPA from 1945 to the present day. This explored the political conditions of possibility for its emergence in 1991 and its evolution. The constructions of mental health and mental health services represented by the CPA were considered and how they have changed over time. The CPA might reflect wider themes in the mental health system such as, the dominance of the New Public Management in mental health services since the 1980s, and a concern with risk management since the 1990s. Implications for policy and practice are discussed.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psych.) Qualification Level: Doctoral