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

POMH-UK

What is POMH-UK?


The national Prescribing Observatory for Mental Health (POMH-UK) aims to help specialist mental health Trusts/healthcare organisations improve their prescribing practice.  POMH-UK, with its member organisations, identifies specific topics within mental health prescribing and develops audit-based Quality Improvement Programmes (QIPs).

 

Organisations are able to benchmark their performance against one another and identify where their prescribing practice meets nationally agreed standards and where it falls short.  Wide participation in QIPs creates a picture of prescribing practice nationally.

 

POMH-UK was originally funded by a tapering grant from an independent charity, the Health Foundation, under its ‘Engaging with Quality’ initiative. The project is now funded by subscriptions from member organisations. POMH-UK does not receive funding from the pharmaceutical industry.

 

For more about POMH-UK, please see our FAQ.

 

 

Find out more and join

Find out more information about
POMH-UK QIPs and
how the project is run, and information on registration.

Member organisations

2015-16 programme

Public resources

Access to information designed for service users and carers
and the publications
list.

New CPD online
module:

"How patient-centred
are you? Shared decision making in psychiatric practice"

Member resources, interventions and
data entry area

Password protected
area for current members, with access
to resources, the data entry page and opportunities to feedback.

Please note you will have to log in with the relevant POMH-UK username and password to access these areas.

Contact us

If you have any questions, or need more information then please contact one of the team.

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NEWS:

Ready reckoner v6

Are you using the most up-to-date version of the ready reckoner?

The most up-to-date version is Version 6, which is available to POMH-UK members on our resources pages.

 

POMH-UK QIP 9c: Antipsychotic prescribing in people with learning disabilities

Data entry has now closed. 


Online data submission

The way that you submit data online has changed. Further information on this is available on the member's data entry page.

 

POMH-UK QIP 12b: Prescribing for people with a personality disorder

The re-audit results for topic 12b have been sent to Trusts.  If you would like to receive a copy of the report for your Trust, please contact your Trust POMH-UK lead.