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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 »

Are we bothered about Billy? Are we bothered about Billy?

This article, co-authored by leading GPs and academics, explores why the 2014/15 GP contract settlement, and in particular the decision to abandon the QOF requirement to monitor regularly weight, blood glucose and lipids, appears at odds with the government’s commitment to address the 15-20 year mortality gap for people with severe mental illness. Read more »

Mersey Care CQUINs in mental health Mersey Care CQUINs in mental health

Mersey Care NHS Trust is working on a series of Commissioning for Quality and Innovations (CQUINs) in mental health, including improving the quality of care for people with psychosis, a developing a new way of collaborative working with primary care and improving the transitional mental health pathway for young people. Read more »