A Care Quality Commission survey shows that a third of hospital 'places of safety' do not accept children and young people. Almost half (45%) of children detained by the police in a crisis are taken to a police cell rather than hospital to wait for an assessment under the Mental Health Act. This compares with one-third of adults.
Investing in Recovery makes the business case for investment in 15 different types of care for people with schizophrenia and psychosis including peer support, family therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Managing patients with complex needs reviews an innovative service that helps GPs in the City of London and Hackney to support people who fall through the gaps in existing service provision. The report finds that it improves health at the same time as reducing costs in both primary and secondary care services.