My View

My View - Putting my views at the heart of my mental health services and support

My View, needs assessment tool comes with staff guidance notes. These provide extra information for professionals using My View with service users.

This tool was disseminated to the service in March 2011 and is also available from the ICP toolkit.

Developing My View

My View coverThe Scottish Schizophrenia Outcomes Study (April 2006), commissioned by the then Scottish Executive Health Department, concluded that it is feasible to incorporate service user assessments of need into routine practice.

The study recommended that all NHS organisations should promote the use of assessment measures, including service-user led assessments of need such as Avon. It also recommended that the content of the Avon mental health measure should be revised and delivered in a more user-friendly format.

A multidisciplinary, multi-agency steering group was established with a remit to draft a revised version of the measure, refining content, format and language. This updated Avon Tool was named ‘My View’.

A consultation exercise was undertaken through the NHS Quality Improvement Scotland mental health public involvement group and VOX Scotland. A pilot exercise was carried out in NHS Ayrshire & Arran, followed by a comparison exercise undertaken by NHS Dumfries & Galloway, to establish that data from My View was equivalent to that captured by Avon.

For further information, please contact:

Steven Robertson, Project Officer, on 0131 623 4303.

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Published Date: 30 March 2011


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