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  • Webinar recording (20 January 2022): A recording of the POMH-UK event An update on the POMH QI programme 'Prescribing of antipsychotic medication in adult mental health services, including high dose, combined and PRN' and an edited version of the slide-sets are available on the new POMH Members' Area. Any queries on how to access this site, please contact: POMH-UK@rcpsych.ac.uk
  • Slide-sets released (17 December 2021): Customised slide-sets are now available to POMH-UK members, to support the dissemination of findings from our latest report, Topic 14: 'Prescribing for substance misuse: alcohol detoxification in adult mental health inpatient services'. Slides can be downloaded from the online Members' Area.
  • Report released (3 December 2021): We are pleased to confirm that our supplementary report for Topic 14: 'Prescribing for substance misuse: alcohol detoxification in adult mental health inpatient services' has now been released. The report is available to members of POMH-UK only and can be downloaded from the online Members' Area.

  • Topic planner update for 2022 (8 November 2021): The sampling, data collection and data entry dates for Topic 1h & 3e: 'Prescribing high dose and combined antipsychotics' have been changed. Confirmation of these details can be found in the revised calendar planner for 2022, available on our Resources page.
      • Slide-sets released (28 September 2021): Customised slide-sets are now available to POMH-UK members, to support the dissemination of findings from our latest report, Topic 18: 'Use of clozapine'. Slides can be downloaded from the online Members' Area.
      • Report released (9 September 2021): We are pleased to confirm that our re-audit report for Topic 18: 'Use of clozapine' has now been released. The report is available to members of POMH-UK only and can be downloaded from the online Members' Area.

      • Paper published (29 July 2021): A new paper using data from Topic 9d has now been published in the BJPsych Bulletin: 'Prescribing antipsychotic medication for adults with intellectual disability: Shared responsibilities between mental health services and primary care'. A link to the paper and further publications by POMH-UK can be found on our Resources page.
      • New report released (17 June 2021): Following the release of our report in March on the quality of valproate prescribing, we have undertaken further data analysis with respect to practice standard 6 on implementation of the 'prevent' programme. We are pleased to confirm the release of a supplementary report presenting these data: POMH-UK QI Programme Topic 20a: Supplementary report: Meeting the requirements of ‘prevent’. We hope this report will be informative and helpful in your local QI work. The report is available to members of POMH-UK only and can be downloaded from the online Members' Area.

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        • Paper published (16 April 2021): A new paper using data from Topic 17b has now been published in the Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology journal: 'Side-effect monitoring of continuing LAI antipsychotic medication in UK adult mental health services'. A link to the paper and further publications by POMH-UK can be found on our Resources page.
        • Slide-sets released (16 April 2021): Customised slide-sets are now available to POMH-UK members, to support dissemination of findings from our latest report, Topic 20a: 'Improving the quality of valproare prescribing in mental health services'. Slides can be downloaded from the online Members' Area.
        • Report released (30 March 2021): We are pleased to confirm that our baseline report for Topic 20: 'Improving the quality of valproate prescribing in adult mental health services' has now been released. The report is available to members of POMH-UK only and can be downloaded from the online Members' Area.

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          • POMH-UK 15-year anniversary report (17 November 2020): The POMH-UK team is pleased to announce the release of our 15-year anniversary report.

          The report highlights some of the achievements made locally and nationally through our QI programmes, reflecting the long-term commitment of our members towards the improvement of patient care over the past 15 years.

          We'd like to thank our members for their engagement with POMH-UK and congratulate them on their achievements. Though challenges remain, POMH-UK is strengthened by the widespread participation of its members and we look forward to continuing our work with you all. The report can be downloaded from the Resources page.

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