Mental Health in General Hospitals: NCEPOD report
The NCEPOD launched their report "Mental Health in General Hospitals: Treat as One" on 26th January 2017. The report highlights the quality of mental health and physical health care for patients aged 18 years or older with a significant mental disorder who are admitted to a general hospital. The report takes a critical look at areas where the care of patients might have been improved. Remediable factors have also been identified in the clinical and the organisational care of these patients.
In her foreword Professor Lesley Regan NCEPOD Chair says; “There is no doubt in my mind that this is an important report. It is the first time anyone has critically examined the way physicians and surgeons respond to the mental health disorders of patients admitted to acute general hospitals for management of their co-existing physical ill health. It is also a timely publication, when viewed in the light of our increasing recognition of the importance of Parity of Esteem between mental and physical wellbeing.”
Original source and report available at http://www.ncepod.org.uk/2017mhgh.html
Improving the Physical Health of Adults with Severe Mental Illness
Friday 24 March
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
27 January 2017