International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Vol.27 No.1

Volume 27, issue 1 of International Journal of Mental Health Nursing has been published.  This issue includes articles on identifying child abuse and neglect in adult mental health services and empathic processes during nurse–consumer conflict situations in psychiatric inpatient units.

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Greater Manchester: Working Well Early impact assessment (Research Report No 946)

Learning and Work Institute, January 2018

This report is an early stage review of the impact of a local, integrated approach to support for long-term unemployed ESA claimants.  It aims to identify whether a locally designed and delivered approach to employment support, complemented by integrated local services, achieves better outcomes for long-term workless clients, with often complex and multiple needs, compared to the alternative Jobcentre Plus business as usual provision.  The Working Well Annual Report 2016 from the GMCA noted that there had been marked improvements in the mental and physical health, qualification/skills and work experience of individuals on the programme for 18 months or more. Whilst a similar pattern was evident for individuals who had been on the programme for a shorter period of time, the scale of improvement was lower.

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Accountable Care Organisations – Briefing Paper

House of Commons Library, January 2018

An Accountable Care Organisation (ACO) is a model of healthcare organisation where a provider, or group of providers, takes responsibility for the healthcare provision of an entire population. There is no fixed definition of an ACO, but the organisation usually receives an annual, capitated budget to deliver contractually agreed health outcomes. The proposed introduction of ACOs in the NHS in England has generated some commentary as to a potential increase in private sector involvement, in part due to the model’s origin in the American healthcare system. This briefing paper explores this, as well as the future roles of CCGs and GPs in an ACO system.

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Using Community Partnerships to Integrate Health and Social Services for High-Need, High-Cost Patients

The Commonwealth Fund, January 2018

Commonwealth Fund study that at efforts to integrate care in the United States that identifies five common challenges:

  1. inadequate strategies to sustain cost-savings, improvement, and funding;
  2. lack of accurate and timely measurement of return on investment;
  3. lack of mechanisms to share potential savings between health care and social services providers;#
  4. lack of expertise to integrate multiple data sources during health care or social services provision;
  5. lack of a cross-sector workflow evidence base.

Consensus is needed on the most appropriate payment models and ways to move away from fee-for-service.

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While your back was turned: How mental health policymakers stopped paying attention to the specific needs of women and girls

The Mental Health Foundation, January 2018

This report from the Mental Health Foundation identifies that the mental health of young women and girls is deteriorating, and the gap between men and women has widened over recent years. In last 15 years have seen an unprecedented rise in reported mental health problems amongst young women and girls. We now see their needs reaching crisis level. This report will:

  • identify pressure points and social determinants of mental health and wellbeing in young women and girls, to support the development of tailored mental health guidance aimed at preventing mental health problems for those at highest risk
  • improve the understanding of how to prevent mental health problems in young women by decision makers.

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