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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
Find out more information about
POMH-UK QIPs and
how the project is run, and information on registration.
Access to information designed for service users and
and the publications
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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
If you have any questions, or need
more information then please contact one of the team.
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Regional workshops 2014
We have concluded our regional workshops for 2014. The
POMH-UK central team would like to thank everyone who
attended. We would like to particularly thank our host Trusts.
The POMH-UK programme for 2014-2016 has been
To download a copy of the programme and the detailed list
planner, please see our
Joint head of POMH-UK Professor
Barnes delivered a workshop on
prescribing at the European Congress
For details of this workshop on
POMH-UK work, and other, recent POMH-UK articles, please see