Library Mental Health Bulletins – Jan 2019

This week’s Library bulletins are on Suicide Prevention, Depression and Recovery.


The NHS long-term plan

NHS England, January 2019

The NHS Long Term Plan is a new plan for the NHS to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes. It sets out how the £20.5 billion budget settlement for the NHS, announced by the Prime Minister in summer 2018, will be spent over the next 5 years. The plan focuses on improving services outside hospitals and moving towards more joined-up, preventive and personalised care for patients by improving out-of-hospital care, supporting primary medical and community health services, improving maternity safety and making digital health services a mainstream part of the NHS.

Click here to view the plan.

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Involving Patients and Carers in Quality Improvement Projects: A Practical Guide

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, January 2019

This guide explains how to involve patients and carers in Quality Improvement (QI) projects. The toolkit covers topics such as:

  • How to pay service users and carers
  • How to recruit service users and carers
  • How to run effective and inclusive meetings
  • How to induct service users and carers into a QI project meeting

Click here to view the guide.

Overview of the 6 early years and school aged years high impact areas: Health visitors and school nurses leading the Healthy Child Programme

Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England, December 2018

The purpose of this report is to illustrate the contribution of health visitors to the Healthy Child Programme (0-5) and school nurses to the Healthy Child Programme (5-19) and to describe areas where health visitors and school nurses have a significant impact on health and wellbeing and improving outcomes for children, young people, families and communities.

Click here to view the full report.

Health matters: reducing health inequalities in mental illness

Public Health England, January 2019

This edition of Health matters brings together in one place the most informative data and the best evidence of what works in removing health inequalities experienced by people living with mental illness. It focuses on some of the actions that local areas can take to reduce these health inequalities, so that people with mental illness can achieve the same health outcomes and life expectancy as the rest of the population.

Click here to view the full report.

Schizophrenia Bulletin – January 2019

The January edition of Schizophrenia Bulletin has been published.  This issue includes articles on metacognition research in psychosis, a latent class analysis on whether metacognitive deficits predict impaired insight in schizophrenia across symptom profiles, and negative symptoms in early-onset psychosis and their association with antipsychotic treatment failure.

Click here to view the table of contents.

Click here to request an article from the Library.