Rachel Symons explores a new paper about the PEACE pathway (Pathway for Eating disorders and Autism developed from Clinical Experience), which hopes to increase understanding and improve care for patients with a dual diagnosis of autism and eating disorders.[read the full story...]
Serious about suicide prevention? Invest in primary care #SuicidePreventionPC
André Tomlin summarises a new report out today by Centre for Mental Health and Samaritans: “Strengthening the frontline: Investing in primary care for effective suicide prevention”.
Follow the discussions on Twitter using the #SuicidePreventionPC hashtag.[read the full story...]
Mental health stigma and pathways to care in psychosis
Raphael Underwood on a recent systematic review of mental health-related stigma and pathways to care for people at risk of psychotic disorders or experiencing first-episode psychosis.[read the full story...]
Emergency general surgery: how can we manage increasing demand?
Alison Turner on a new Nuffield Trust report about emergency general surgery, which explores the challenges facing emergency general surgery and identifies some opportunities to overcome them.[read the full story...]
By place or by case? Service reorganisation at South London and Maudsley
Sarah McDonald explores the findings of a mixed-methods evaluation of the effects of an organisational intervention on secondary mental health care for common mental disorder.[read the full story...]
Costs of the police service and mental health care pathways
Alastair Canaway reviews a new study that maps and costs pathways through mental health and police services, and models the cost impact of implementing key policy recommendations.[read the full story...]
What do we know about designing and delivering care closer to home?
In this blog, Alison Turner looks at a set of guides aims to explore the challenges and benefits of designing and delivering care closer to home.[read the full story...]
What can local decision makers do to address unplanned admissions in the elderly?
This report shares findings of a mixed methods case study, to explore best practice in reducing unplanned admissions in the elderly population.[read the full story...]
Health Professionals’ views on care pathways for adults with learning disabilities
The health inequalities of people with learning disabilities are well documented in the literature, with increased risks for many physical and sensory health issues as well as mental health issues and responses from health services have often been poor, as documented in the Michael Report. In recent years, the healthcare pathways approach has been introduced [read the full story…]
“Surgeons and commissioners used a different language when they met” according to project findings
Rational commissioning This report describes a project, led by Right Care, to involve surgeons in the commissioning decision-making process, because observations made by the Department of Health and Surgical Specialty Associations showed that there were inconsistencies in the rates of elective surgical procedures between Primary Care Trusts, and that sometimes existing surgical procedures were “classified [read the full story…]