News, reports and resources
View the main College resources on COVID-19.
Thanks to Dr Alex Thomson and Dr Shammi Shetty for collating and categorising the resources below. We are grateful to Liaison Psychiatry colleagues for their willingness to share their resources with Faculty members.
Advice for Workers
Psychological Impact of workers in China
Lancet article on Chinese Experience
Summary of article – Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Psychological Considerations for HCW during pandemic
Preparation and Planning Guidance for HCW during Pandemic
Stages of planning for COVID-19 summary
Planning and Preparedness Guidance for services
Planning and Preparedness Guidance infographic
Phases of COVID-19 crisis and expected needs, recommendations and possible role of psychology
Mental Health Advice for HCW during COVID-19
Ealing Staff Wellbeing Huddles
Advice for HCW and patients
WHO Mental Health COVID-19 Guidance
Advice for Patients
COVID-19 Anxiety Leaflet – Oncology Service
Resilience through the pandemic
COVID-19 Mental Health Summary Advice
Clinicians Tools for Assessment and Treatment of Patients
Breaking Bad News during the Pandemic
RNOH Having Difficult Conversations
Contacting relatives to communicate death
How to tell children someone has died
MH Triage and Assessment Frameworks
BMJ Rapid Response: Potential Risk of COVID-19 in Clozapine Treated Patients. Re: COVID-19: outbreak could last until spring 2021 and see 7.9 million hospitalised in the UK
Delirium and COVID-19
Delirium COVID- 19 Drug Interactions
Management tips for Suspected Delirium in patients with COVID-19
MH Legal Framework during COVID-19
- Alternatives to emergency departments for mental health assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic (PDF)
- Liaison psychiatry and the management of long-term conditions and medically unexplained symptoms (PDF)
- Framework for routine outcome measurement in Liaison psychiatry (PDF)
- Integrated care for long term physical health conditions and medically unexplained symptoms: a survey of Liaison psychiatry services (PDF)
- Liaison psychiatry for every acute hospital: Integrated mental and physical healthcare (PDF)
- Managing Deliberate Self Harm in Young People (PDF)
- Assessment Following Self-harm in Adults (PDF)
- Side by Side: a UK wide consensus statement on working together to help patients with mental health needs in acute hospitals (PDF)
- The role of liaison psychiatry in integrated physical and mental healthcare (PDF)
- Provision of liaison psychiatry services across the lifepan (PDF)
- Position statement on the involvement of anaesthetists in restraint teams (PDF)
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Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry Annual Conference 2023
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