Tag Archives: Mental Health Commissioning

National CQUIN Incentives to Encourage Physical Health Checks for Mental Health Patients (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Mental health patients tend to die from physical health problems around 15 years earlier than the general population. To help overcome these health inequalities, mental health trusts will be paid for performing assessments of the general physical condition and … Continue reading

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On the Future of Mental Health (NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network)

Summary This paper from the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network (MHN) discusses the challenges facing mental health services during the next ten to twenty years. It considers changes to population demographics, new technologies, increasing demand, financial constraints in the NHS, plus the … Continue reading

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Parity of Esteem: Guidance on Mental Health Commissioning (NHS England)

Summary This NHS England document offers planning guidance to assist commissioners in their planning with regard to how local communities and CCGs can achieve greater “parity of esteem” between physical and mental health. This document supplies evidence, case studies and … Continue reading

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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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