Tag Archives: Mental Health Commissioning

Priorities for Essential Change in Mental Health (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, speaking to BBC News ahead of a conference at which the government unveiled the new mental health strategy, commented how the NHS has been wrong to treat mental illness as a poor cousin of physical health. There remains too much prejudice, stigma and discrimination about mental health issues. … Continue reading

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Liaison Psychiatry for Every Acute Hospital: Integrated Mental and Physical Healthcare (Royal College of Psychiatrists)

Summary This report, from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, summarises the evidence about the role and benefits of liaison psychiatry services in acute hospitals. It describes the range of mental health problems encountered, and the various interventions in acute hospitals. … Continue reading

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MiNDbank Database: World Health Organization (WHO)

Summary The World Health Organisation’s MiNDbank database includes international information about mental health, substance abuse, disability and human rights. It covers the various policies, strategies, laws and service standards implemented in these fields by different countries. “Launched on Human Rights … Continue reading

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Burden of Depressive Disorders: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (BBC News / PLoS Medicine)

Summary Depression is the second most common cause of disability worldwide (back pain being the primary cause), according to an international review of research. Experts urge that this disease should be treated as a public health priority globally. Read more: BBC News: Depression: ‘Second … Continue reading

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Commissioning Rehabilitation Services for People with Complex Mental Health Needs (JCP-MH)

Summary The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH) earlier this year released a guide on commissioning rehabilitation services for people with complex mental health needs including dementia. This main section headings in this document are: Ten key messages for … Continue reading

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Guide for Clinical Commissioning Groups (Mental Health Strategic Partnership)

Summary The Mental Health Strategic Partnership, in partnership with leading UK mental health charities, released a series of six briefings on World Mental Health Day with the aim of helping to develop better local mental health services. These briefings were commissioned by the … Continue reading

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Health and Social Care Reform: Making it Work for Mental Health (APPG on Mental Health)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary This report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health represents the results of a one … Continue reading

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Guidance for Commissioners of Dementia Services (JCP-MH)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary This document has been written by Ruth Eley and the JCP-MH editorial team. It is based broadly on the Dementia … Continue reading

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About the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH) is a collaboration between key organisations with an interest in mental health … Continue reading

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Commissioning Guides: the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary In February 2012 the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health launched four commissioning guides: Primary mental health care. … Continue reading

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