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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

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:

 

Booking open for our 2014 regional workshops

Bristol: Wednesday 22 October London: Wednesday 29 October Darlington: Wednesday 19 November

Book your place now via our events page.

 

QIP 12b: Prescribing for people with personality disorder:

Data entry has now closed.

 

The POMH-UK programme for 2014-2016 has been updated.

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

 

Joint head of POMH-UK Professor Barnes delivers workshop on prescribing at the European Congress 2014.

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