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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

National Clinical Audits

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National Audit of Dementia   National Audit of Dementia (care in general hospitals). Admission to a general hospital can be a difficult and distressing event for people with dementia and is often associated with a worsening in their condition. This audit will help to identify structures, clinical practice and standards affecting people with dementia in general hospitals across England and Wales and to look into priority areas for improvement of services for people with dementia.  
National Audit of Schizophrenia   National Audit of Schizophrenia (NAS) will enable clinicians who treat people with schizophrenia in the community to assess the quality of their prescribing of antipsychotic drugs and of their monitoring of patients’ physical health.  It will also support them to monitor patients’ experience of treatment and its outcome. Through the audit, local services will be able to compare their performance with national standards and to benchmark with other services, identifying what they do well and where there is potential to improve.  Wide participation in the audit will also create an overview of the quality of care being provided nationally.  
Prescribing Observatory for Mental Health - UK   Prescribing Observatory for Mental Health-UK (POMH-UK) helps mental health services monitor and improve prescribing practice. The project provides a range of services to members (Trusts and private healthcare organisations). The core are fully supported programmes of clinical audit, individualised benchmarking reports and a range of change interventions to help improve practice.  
  Memory Clinics Audit is a fixed-term project being undertaken by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in collaboration with the Department of Health. The results will feed into the update one year on from the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia.  All memory clinics in England and Wales will be asked to complete a survey by the end of January 2013 and the results will be available in March 2013.  
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