The struggle is real: involving patients and the public in doctoral research

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Laura Hemming summarises a recent paper exploring how best to involve patients and the public in doctoral research, its impact and the resources needed.

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EQUIPment testing: evaluating a co-delivered care planning training programme

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Sarah Carr treats us to a bumper blog of EQUIP studies. Think: care planning, coproduction, service user involvement and training. She doesn’t blog for us very often these days, but when she does it’s a corker!

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Do we need a Truth and Reconciliation process in psychiatry?

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Sarah Carr and Danny Taggart explore the case for truth and reconciliation in psychiatry and mental health services. It’s a really thought-provoking blog that all mental health service users, survivors, refusers and professionals should read.

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Navigating the obstacles to health and care integration

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Alison Turner summarises a new learning report from the Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care (SLIC) programme, which aimed to overcome barriers to health and care integration. The report offers actionable insights that are informed by empirical evidence and experiential learning.

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‘Could do better’: collective user involvement in substance misuse and mental health services

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Martin Webber has a look at some Swedish research on user involvement through user advisory councils in mental health and substance misuse services.

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Organisational co-production and social prescribing for dementia

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Mike Clark considers some of the challenges of organisational co-production revealed by a study on social prescribing for people living with dementia.

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Innovation case studies point to a co-productive approach acknowledging risk taking and organisational development

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Alison Turner summarises a new digital report from the King’s Fund, which features a range of case studies highlighting how innovations have improved patient care and experience.

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New guide to help commissioners involve young people in designing better mental health and wellbeing services

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Alison Turner highlights a recent report from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Mental Health Foundation, which looks at how to commission better mental health and wellbeing services for young people.

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Co-production is essential to effective commissioning and service development, says London’s diabetes care pathway

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This guide is the result of discussions with health professionals and people with diabetes Types 1 and 2, and surveys investigating the levels of service provision in London. The reason for this work is because people with from diabetes often suffer from mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, phobias, adjustment to their condition, eating [read the full story…]