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National Audit of Schizophrenia round 2 Action Planning Toolkit

The Lester UK Adaptation of the Positive Cardiometabolic Health Resource (CMH-resource) 2014 update

Integrated Physical Health Pathway

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NATional audit of schizophrenia round 2 action planning toolkit

This toolkit has been provided for Trusts and Health Boards to facilitate local action planning to improve the care that people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder receive from your organisation. Suggested headings have been included in the template, but the content is editable. You may find it useful to include areas highlighted as particular strengths or areas for improvement within your organisation and/or include the recommendations made in the national report.

 

We encourage sharing of good practice to improve the standard of care for people with schizophrenia. We would therefore like you to forward your completed worksheet to us at NAS@rcpsych.ac.uk. We also suggest that you disseminate these widely within your organisation as well as on your web pages. NAS and Rethink Mental Illness will be monitoring Trust websites for local action planning.

NAS 2 Trust Action Planning Toolkit

Download a Word version of the action planning template


UPDATED for 2014: The Lester UK Adaptation of the positive cardiometabolic health resource

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(August 2014 A5 booklet landscape version)               (August 2014 A5 booklet portrait version)

Lester UK Adaptation 2014 update A5 booklet landscape version                                     Lester UK Adaptation 2014 update A5 booklet portrait version

 

The Lester Positive Cardiometabolic Health Resource provides practitioners with a simple assessment and intervention framework to protect the cardiovascular and metabolic health of patients with severe mental illness receiving antipsychotic medication.

Adapted for UK use from an original Australian resource in a process led by the late Professor Helen Lester, this resource has been produced through collaboration between the Royal Colleges of General Practitioners and of Psychiatrists, supported by NAS.  The Lester resource was recently updated with NHS England and Public Health England and is being used in the current NHS mental health CQUIN. Further information is available on this website.  

 

NEW! USER-LED LESTER POSTCARD PROMPT

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The NAS service user reference group have developed this postcard prompt to empower service users to approach their GP surgery or Mental Health Team to ask how the Lester resource could help improve their physical health. Clinical staff such as community psychiatric nurses and primary care nurses may find the Lester Postcard helpful in encouraging their patients and family members to seek appropriate help.

 

A poster on this Lester Postcard prompt, in conjunction with the Lester resource recently won the HQIP 2014 award for the category 'Creating conditions for local improvement'.

 


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