Rhiannon Jones

Executive Director of Community Care, Mental Health

& Therapies


Direct Line/Llinell Uniongyrchol:  01874 712715  

E-bost / Email : Rhiannon.jones2@wales.nhs.uk




3rd September 2018

David J Rowlands AC/AM

Email: SeneddPetitions@assembly.wales


Dear Mr Rowlands


Further to your recent letter, I can confirm that Powys Teaching Health Board provides NICE recommended treatments for People with Borderline Personality Disorders, through a combination of directly provided services by PTHB within Powys and via commissioned services from other Welsh Health Boards and from the independent sector.


Within Powys a key priority for 2018/19 is the development and extension of our community based treatments for Borderline Personality Disorders/Complex Trauma. This has included the roll out of dialectic behavioural therapy skills groups and investment in training of Practitioners within Community Mental Health Teams to augment this service.


We are currently working with Dr Mark Sampson of Northwest Boroughs’ Healthcare Foundation Trust and Dr John Fox of Cardiff University to explore the establishment of a rural hub and centre of excellence for Personality Disorders, working with clinicians and third sector to develop a new model. The aim is to improve outcomes for patients, reduce patients travel to out of area services and therapeutic placements by providing these services within Powys.


If you require any further information on this work please do not hesitate to contact Dr Geoff Watts - Head of Psychology and Psychological Therapies.


Yours sincerely




Rhiannon Jones

Executive Director of Community Care, Mental Health & Therapies


Cc: Nesta Lloyd-Jones, Policy and Public Affairs Officer, NHS Confederation