CR105 ‘Patients as parents’ has been revised by
a working group led by Carol Henshaw, and the updated document has
now been published as
A review of the British research evidence for
recovery (papers published between 2006 and 2009) has just
been published in the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health
Primary Care Mental Health
Primary care is usually the first port of call for
people with mental health problems and plays an increasingly
important role in developing and delivering mental health services.
Indeed, 90% of all patients with mental health problems (including
30–50% of all those with serious mental illness) only use primary
How can practitioners in primary care best respond to
psychiatric presentations? In this book, internationally respected
authors provide a conceptual background and dispense practical
advice for the clinician. They discuss ways of improving joint
working between primary and secondary care, as well as issues
affecting the professional development of all practitioners within
primary care teams.
Better Acute Mental Healthcare
From the DoH newsletter:
(Gateway reference number: 9676)
the Foundations is a service redesign and capital investment
workbook. It is designed to assist those involved in the review,
planning and redesign of adult acute mental health services, and
informs any related capital development proposals.
Action: This has
particular relevance for chief executives of all providers and
commissioners of adult acute mental health services, in light of
the current Healthcare Commission’s inpatient service review.