Accessibility Page Navigation
Style sheets must be enabled to view this page as it was intended.
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.

 

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 the POMH members' website. You can access the resource using your Trust's log-in details.

 

 

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

2017-18 programme

Data entry information

Public resources

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

CPD online
module on prescribing:

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

Member resources and interventions

Password protected
area for current members, with access
to resources.

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

Contact us

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

POMH info
Public
lock and key
phone

 

 

Login - Members Area

If you don't have an account please Click here to Register

Make a Donation

 

pharmacist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS:

2017/18 regional workshop series

Registration now open - please see our events page to sign up for events!

New change intervention relating to QIP 15 : Prescribing valproate for bipolar disorder has been developed and can be accessed via the members' area.

 

Programme for 2017-2018

The 2017-18 programme is now available

 

POMH-UK QIP 17a: Use of long-acting/depot antipsychotics for relapse prevention

Data entry is now closed

 

POMH-UK QIP 1g + 3d: High dose and combined antipsychotics

Online data entry is now closed.

 

10-year anniversary report

The POMH-UK 10-year report is available to download online from the Public Resources page.