POD is an innovative psycho-social approach that involves working with the whole family/network at the point of crisis using the knowledge, assets and strengths of all involved. It places shared understanding and ‘shared decision making’ for treatment decisions at the centre of the work. In February 2017 the Kent POD team was the 1st team in the country to become operational and has led the way in measuring outcomes in the 1st year via an internal portfolio study (support by a Health Foundation grant). Kent are co-applicants in the NIHR £2.4m RCT ODDESSI trial. The service is an alternative to the current crisis/community pathway and provides support at the point of crisis through to recovery/ discharge without the transition between a CRHT and CMHT.
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