Mental Health Information Developent Expert Advisory Panels have been established to support the work of the Mental Health Information Startegy Standing Committee (MHISSC) by providing advice in regard to information activities that enhance the capacity of the mental health sector to collect and use information to improve service delivery and support consumer, carer and clinician engagement. In particular, the Expert Panels will focus on the provision of advice on the use of routine outcome measurement across the mental health sector, especially the use and modification of the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC), including training, service and workforce development issues, analysis and reporting of the NOCC, future development of the NOCC, its linkage to other national data sets and use in activity based funding.
The National Mental Health Information Development Expert Advisory Panel has been undertaking work across a number of areas, including an international review of the HoNOS / HoNOS65+ and progressing recommendations from the NOCC Strategic Directions 2014-2024 Final Report. Currently, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Information Development Expert Advisory Panel has been convened and has progressed work, particularly in relation to the development of a measure for infants 0-47 months (known as the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Infants (HoNOSI). These Expert Panels are funded to run until June 2017. View the Terms of Reference and Membership of the Expert Panels.