Mental and physical health

As the NHS Mandate now recognises, there is a strong association between mental and physical ill health. People who have a long term physical health condition are more than twice as likely to have a mental health problem as the general population and are more likely to die early.

We have been working with partners to review the evidence on the cost of such co-morbidities as well as carrying out related research on liaison psychiatry. Our work has shown how to improve care and make better use of scarce resources.

What's new

Michael Parsonage's HSJ article onthe case for more community-based liaison psychiatry services.

Latest Policy Watch

Managing patients with complex needs

This report reviews an innovative service that helps GPs in Hackney support people who fall through the gaps in existing service provision. It finds that it improves health at the same time as reducing costs in both primary and secondary care services. Short on time? Read the summary.

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2013 Centre for Mental Health Lecture

Professor Richard Frank, a former adviser to the US Government, called for mental and physical health services to 'meet people where they are' and to focus on intervening early to get the best results.

You can watch the video and see the presentation here.

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