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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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resources and interventions
area for current members, with access
to resources 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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We are pleased to announce that the POMH-UK 10-year
report is now available to download online from the Public Resources page.
NICE endorses QIP 10:
We are pleased to announce that
NICE has endorsed QIP 10: 'Prescribing
antipsychotics in children and adolescents
POMH-UK QIP 15a: Prescribing valproate for bipolar
The report has now been sent to Trusts.
POMH-UK QIP 11c: Prescribing antipsychotic medication
for people with dementiaData entry is now open.
POMH-UK MembershipInformation joining or
renewing your membership is available on our joining page
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