Should mental health service user-led organisations adapt to management culture to bring about meaningful change?

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Lucy Simons considers the findings of an ethnographic study led by Diana Rose that observed in-depth how service user-led organisations work to change mental health services.

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The impact of PPI on service users, researchers and communities

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Sarah Knowles and Ailsa Donnelly consider the findings on a systematic review which seeks to map the impact of patient and public involvement (PPI) on health and social care research.

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User-led research asks if the 2008 Care Programme Approach supports mental health service user understandings of recovery

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The Care Programme Approach (CPA) has been in operation in England since 1991. The revised 2008 CPA (PDF) is for people with mental health problems who are at risk or have complex support needs. It requires agencies involved to work together to provide services through an individual care plan. ‘Recovery’ is being promoted as a [read the full story…]