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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.

 

 

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

Member organisations

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.

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

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NEWS:

QIP 14a: Prescribing for substance misuse: Alcohol detoxification:

Online data entry submission is now open until 25th April, 2014.

Audit materials have now been sent to member organisations. You can also access the tools for this topic through the members' area.

Important information on the settings for this QIP.

 

The POMH-UK programme for 2014-2016 is now available.

To download a copy of the programme and the detailed list planner, please see our programme page.

Joint head of POMH-UK Professor Barnes invited to speak at the European Congress of Psychiatry.

 For details of his presentation on POMH-UK work, and other, recent POMH-UK articles, please see our publications list.

 

QIP 10c data entry has now closed

The report for this QIP will be issued at the end of May. Thank you to all the Trusts who participated.

 

QIP 4b update

The report for this QIP will be issued at the end of March 2014.

 

Join us or renew your POMH-UK membership

The POMH-UK 2013-14 membership period starts 1 November 2013. Visit our joining page for more information.

Find out if your organisation has signed up.