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People with mental health problems have worse physical health and die earlier than people in general population. This section provides resources, guidance and positive practice to siupport practitioners to be able to identify and improve the physical health of their patients.

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The Lester adaption 2014 Lester UK Adaption 2014

This clinical resource, named in honour of the late Professor Helen Lester, provides a simple framework for identifying and treating cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes risks in patients with psychosis receiving antipsychotic medication. Read more »

Imagine Your Goals Imagine Your Goals

Imagine Your Goals is a community based football programme run by Everton FC in the Community and Mersey Care NHS Trust. It offers local people living with mental health issues an opportunity to talk about their problems and seek support in a familiar environment. Read more »

Dr Martin McShane, Director for Long Term Conditions, NHS England Parity of esteem

Writing in a recent blog post, Dr Martin McShane Director for Long Term Conditions, NHS England, asserts that the disparity in approach between people with physical and mental health problems is inequitable and unfair. Read more »

Parity of esteem Parity of esteem

This briefing paper, published by the Centre for Mental Health, provides an overview of the parity of esteem between mental and physical health. It also outlines what parity would look like with some key recommendations. Read more »