Tag: Physical & mental health

Physical health problems and long-term conditions make mental health problems worse, and vice versa. We’re finding ways to fix this by researching how these complex needs can be met together including setting up liaison psychiatry teams and integrating therapy with GP services.

Liaison psychiatry in the modern NHS

Liaison Psychiatry in the Modern NHS suggests that liaison psychiatry services can save an average hospital £5 million a year by reducing the number and length of admissions to beds.

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Improving comorbity care is a key challenge for mental health

Long-term physical illnesses affect 30% of the population of England, or some 15 million people. Mental health conditions affect about 10 million of us.

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Dual diagnosis: a challenge for the reformed NHS and for Public Health England

The 2012 health reforms posed both threats and opportunities for people with dual diagnosis or multiple needs. This discussion paper from that time looks at the likely implications.

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Long term conditions and mental health: the cost of co-morbidities

Patients with a long-term condition and co-existing mental health issue face poorer clinical outcomes and a significantly lower quality of life than people with a physical health problem alone.

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Economic evaluation of a liaison psychiatry service

This report examines the costs and benefits of an award-winning service based at Birmingham City Hospital. The service offers comprehensive, round-the-clock mental health support to all adult patients in the hospital.

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