Commissioning guides
Published 01 November 2011

Commissioning stepped care for people with common mental health disorders

This is an extract from the commissioning guide. The complete commissioning guide is available at www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cmg41

5 Service components for stepped care

The key service components when commissioning stepped care for people with common mental health disorders are:

  • Section 5.1: specifying step 1 services for people presenting with known and suspected common mental health disorders

  • Section 5.2: specifying step 2 services for people with subthreshold, mild and moderate common mental health disorders

  • Section 5.3: specifying step 3 services for people with moderate to severe common mental health disorders

  • Section 5.4: specifying step 4 services for people with severe functional impairment or complex common mental health disorders

  • Section 5.5: service models.