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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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Integrated Physical Health Pathway Integrated Physical Health Pathway

The Integrated Physical Health Pathway, developed by Rethink Mental Illness, is a resource that supports health professionals to coordinate physical health monitoring for people affected by mental illness and ensure information is communicated effectively between services. Read more »

Smoking and mental health Smoking and mental health

People with mental illness are more likely to smoke heavily than the general population. This briefing published by the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network provides the background to smoking prevalence and the consequences for people with mental illness. Read more »

Public mental health and relevance to social care Public mental health and relevance to social care

In this presentation Dr Jonathan Campion, Director of Public Mental Health and Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, shows how appropriate public mental health commissioning can prevent mental health problems, promote wellbeing and improve outcomes for services and the people who use them. Read more »