Tag Archives: Mental Healthcare

Recent Information on Restraint in Mental Health Trusts, Plus Statistics on Other Safeguarding Topics (BBC News / NHS Digital)

Summary Freedom of information requests made by the Liberal Democrats have revealed that the use of restraint by mental health trusts in England has increased yearly since 2013, despite repeated calls over recent years for restraint to be minimised. It … Continue reading

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Parity of Challenge for NHS Mental Health Services? (BBC News / RCN)

Summary Staff cuts and bed shortages, in the face of increasing demand, pose questions about the credibility of the NHS “parity of esteem” policy for mental health services. Full Text Link Reference Nurses warn of mental health services strain. London: … Continue reading

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Renewed Call for Parity of Esteem for Mental and Physical Health (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officer, has expressed support for giving mental health services a higher priority, with targets for waiting times and better protection for funding. Mental illness is estimated to cost between £70bn and £100bn … 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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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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Mental Health Trusts in England: Funding Cuts (BBC News)

Summary Mental health trusts in England have had funding cuts of more than 2% in real terms over the past two years, according to figures obtained by the BBC following a Freedom of Information request. Read more: BBC News. Funds cut for … Continue reading

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Mental Health Professionals AMHP Competency Tool (College of Social Work)

Summary The College of Social Work has produced tool designed to help social workers working as approved mental health professionals (AMHPs) to meet the professional development requirements for registration. This document enables social worker AMHPs to map their continuing professional … 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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Whole-Person Care: Towards Parity Between Mental and Physical Health (Royal College of Psychiatrists)

Summary This Royal College of Psychiatrists report discusses steps to achieve greater “parity of esteem” for mental health compared with physical health services. “…mental health does not receive the same attention as physical health. People with mental health problems frequently … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Antipsychotics, Commissioning, Community Care, Diagnosis, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, NHS, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Pharmacological Treatments, Quick Insights, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment