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
Summary of article – Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Psychological Considerations for HCW during pandemic
Preparation and Planning Guidance for HCW during Pandemic
Mental Health Advice for HCW during COVID-19
Advice for HCW and patients
Advice for Patients
Clinicians Tools for Assessment and Treatment of Patients
Breaking Bad News during the Pandemic
MH Triage and Assessment Frameworks
Delirium and 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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In 2016 in partnership with Health Education England we ran a pilot to develop a credential in Liaison Psychiatry. The pilot was aimed at consultants who already have a CCT in General or Old Age psychiatry (or equivalent) who wish to work in a liaison psychiatry service as a Liaison psychiatrist. The aim was to establish what a post CCT credential could look like, and the cost and feasibility of participating.
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Commissioning and services
- Centre for Mental Health: liaison psychiatry
- Revolving Doors & Centre for Mental Health: complex needs report
- Joint commissioning panel for mental health guide: liaison mental health services
- IAPT: Long Term Conditions and Medically Unexplained Symptoms
- Five Year Forward View
- King's Fund: Place-based systems of care
- AOMRC: Improving the physical health of adults with severe mental illness.
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West London NHS has created a series of videos, hosted on YouTube, for emergency staff.