Position Statements are approved by the College’s Policy and Public Affairs Committee and are concise statements of College policy.
These statements are available to download in PDF format (free of charge).
This Position Statement highlights that frailty is often an issue amongst older people suffering mental health problems, and co-morbidity is encountered every day by those professionals looking after them. It provides a range of useful information, including key data, evidence and identifies gaps in knowledge that would benefit from research. It also provides advice to support effective care for this group that will be helpful to clinicians, commissioners and policy makers.
This Position Statement emphasises the importance of a timely and accurate diagnosis of Personality Disorder. It also provides a blueprint for the types of services needed to ensure that this group of patients receive the optimum care possible and sets out how best to implement these ambitions.