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.

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Psychiatric service models that seek to bring its benefits to the people in our acute care hospitals and medical and surgical care pathways have struggled to defend their value for the want of adequate measures of outcome.
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Improving mental health care for people with complex needs can reduce pressures on GPs and hospitals as well as dramatically improving people's lives.
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Parity of esteem is the principle by which mental health must be given equal priority to physical health. This briefing note gives an overview of the situation and the impacts.
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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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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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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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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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Hope Virgo argues that proposals to add exercise labels to food disregard the complexities of obesity and could reinforce unhealthy relationships with eating
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