Yearly Archives: 2013

Housing and mental health Housing and mental health

This briefing, published by the NHS Confederation, explores how mental health providers and housing associations can work together to improve the quality and reduce the costs of housing for people with mental health problems. Read more »

Star Wards Star Wards

Star Wards website provide access to information about excellence in inpatient mental health care. It’s core includes 75 practical, mainly low-cost and easy to implement ideas. Read more »

Mental health dashboard Mental health dashboard

The mental health dashboard brings together information from a wide range of sources. It shows progress against objectives in the ‘No health without mental health strategy’ and gives a clear, concise picture of mental health outcomes. Read more »

Overlooked and forgotten Overlooked and forgotten

This report explores how well children and young people’s mental health is prioritised in the current commissioning landscape and offers support and recommendations to health and wellbeing boards on how they can prioritise and address children and young people’s mental health. 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 »

The late Professor Helen Lester giving her 2012 James Mackenzie Lecture to the RCGP Being bothered about Billy

In her 2012 James Mackenzie Lecture to the Royal College of General Practitioners Annual General Meeting, the late Professor Helen Lester encouraged GPs to make people with serious mental illness their core business by not just screening but intervening. Read more »