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Serious mental illness and Crisis

Update: Local Incentive Scheme for People with Severe Mental Illnesses

30 April 2021

As part of initiatives to tackle health inequalities, BHR has a Local Incentive Scheme (LIS) which aims to support an increase in the number of completed annual physical health checks for people on the GP SMI (severe mental illnesses) QOF (Quality and Outcomes) register.

The LIS for people with SMI is arranged so that each practice receives £35 per patient with a completed six item health check per year, above a minimum threshold of 40% achievement. Payments to be made on a quarterly basis in arrears.

Following changes to the QoF for 2021/22 and the inclusion of all 6 checks it has been agreed that the LIS should be revised to focus on follow up interventions where this is clinically indicated by check outcomes.

CCG clinical lead, Dr Raj Kumar, is in the process of developing some requirements for a new LIS to run from Q2 (ie July).  He would be very interested in any suggestions that GP colleagues may wish to offer.

For the avoidance of doubt, the current LIS will run to the end of June and payment will continue to be made for all completed checks in the reporting period.

The CCG recognises and thanks practices for the hard work done to undertake these checks, particularly given the challenges posed by the pandemic. The SMI physical health checks remain an important system priority and we will continue to give this work our full support.

Please direct any queries regarding these changes, or any suggestions for the new LIS, to CCG Primary Care Mental Health Commissioning Manager


Havering Access, Assessment & Brief Interventions Teams

Oasis House,  28-30 Gubbins Lane,  Harold Wood,  Romford,  RM3 0QA

Tel: 0300 300 1570 [opt 2]
Fax: 0844 493 0216

Opening times: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

Barking & Dagenham –Tel: 0300 300 1570 [option 3]  Fax: 0844 493 0205 E-mail:
Redbridge  – Tel: 0300 300 1570 [option 1]  Fax: 0844 931 0133 E-mail:
Waltham Forest – Tel: 0300 300 1570 [ option 4]  Fax:  0844 493 0263 E-mail: 

Urgent / crisis / OOH

Florid psychosis or suicide/homicidal ideations REFER IMMEDIATELY: 

In hours:  HAABIT Service  Tel: 0300 300 1570 [option 1] E-mail:

Out of Hours - Mental health Direct (24/7)  0300 555 1000 

Support Services

  • Drug and Alcohol Service  - Tel. 01708 747 614

  • Young People Drug & Alcohol service - Addaction Havering, patients under 18. Tel 07717 527 246 / 07717 768 801

  • Young people under 18 whose lives are affected by substance misuse, mental health issues and offending - 01708 451110, emailing or visiting the Change, grow, live website​

  • Smoking Cessation - Tel. 0800 032 0102

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