News

Depression and Anxiety, an Indicated Prevention (DIP) Protocol in homes for the elderly March 2018 Depressive and anxiety disorders are a very common, serious and under detected problem in homes for the elderly. Elderly persons in residential homes are at high risk for developing major depressive... Read More →
Substance dependence a treatable brain disorder March 2018 Substance dependence is as much a disorder of the brain as any other neurological or psychiatric illness, according to a comprehensive and authoritative report on substance use and dependence... Read More →
Recognising complexity: commissioning guidance for personality disorder services February 2018 The Department of Health has published guidance for commissioners in the NHS, criminal justice system, local authorities and others, which provides information and suggestions on best practice when... Read More →
Core interventions in the treatment and management of schizophrenia February 2018 Advice issued in a new NICE guideline on Core interventions in the treatment and management of schizophrenia in primary and secondary care covers: the care, treatment and support that adults (aged... Read More →
Integrating Mental and Physical Care Services can Benefit Patients with Depression February 2018 A new report released by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the Department of Health and Human Services? (HHS) found evidence that people treated for depression in primary... Read More →
Current Psychiatry Online February 2018 Current Psychiatry was created for the busy psychiatrist to provide peer-reviewed, practical advice by leading authorities, emphasizing up-to-date solutions to common clinical problems.Each month we... Read More →
Commentary On Strategies For Switching Antipsychotics December 2017 Both the new generation of antipsychotics and the more traditional antipsychotic drugs produce an important and meaningful improvement in patients with schizophrenia, but most patients are neither... Read More →
Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Service First Report December 2017 The Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) service was established under the MCA in April 2007. Its first annual report has now been published.

'First annual report of the Independent... Read More →
Preparing Mental Health Services for Pandemic Influenza December 2017 A document has been published to assist mental health trusts and other specialist mental health service providers in developing their plans for responding to an influenza pandemic. The document... Read More →
Support, Time and Recovery (STR) Workers: A Competence Framework: Best Practice Guidance December 2017 Best practice guidance has been published setting out the background, purpose, and development of the Competence Framework for Support, Time and Recovery (STR) workers employed across health and... Read More →

Resources

Psychiatry Advisor January 2018 Psychiatry Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app designed to be the essential resource for psychiatric healthcare...
Mindfulness App January 2018 Create to Heal app developed by the The Women with Wings Foundation helps cancer patients with stress reduction techniques....
Patient Safety Guidance Rapid Response December 2017 The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has issued patient safety guidance for staff working in the area of mental health...
Seven Steps to Patient Safety in Mental Health November 2017 The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has issued patient safety guidance for staff working in the area of mental health...
The Case Of Mental Health In English Primary Care November 2017 Little research attention has been given to attempts to implement organisational initiatives to improve quality of care for...
People With Mental Health Problems Need Extra Cessation Support October 2017 According to a new report published by the Mental Health Foundation, government efforts are needed to ensure that people...
Best Practice In Managing Risk October 2017 This framework is a guide for mental health professionals working with service users to assess risk. It underpins risk...
Helping People Who Are Unable To Make Some Decisions For Themselves October 2017 This booklet is one of a series of six on the Mental Capacity Act published by the Mental Capacity Implementation Programme...
Guidance on medication and learning disability behavioural problems October 2017 The University of Birmingham, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and MENCAP, have published the first national guideline...
A positive start to healthier minds September 2017 The National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Well-being includes extensive sections on Early Years and Children &...
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