The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology – Issue 2

Issue 2 of The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology has been published.  This edition includes articles on the impact of an intensive inpatient violent offender treatment programme on intermediary treatment targets, violence risk and aggressive behaviour in a sample of mentally disordered offenders, and a psychometric evaluation of the Defence Style Questionnaire-40 in a UK forensic patient population.

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Stay up to date with KnowledgeShare!

The Gosall Library, March 2018

Staff and students on placement at Lancashire Care now have access to KnowledgeShare. KnowledgeShare is an online web-based current awareness system that is NHS OpenAthens password protected. We will create a profile of you in the system detailing your interests. Our KnowledgeShare notifications will be highly personalised and targeted to you.  Focusing on evidence that will change practice, and the latest publications on quality, safety, education and the patient experience, our aim is to bring you what you need to know and no more.

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Calorie reduction: The scope and ambition for action March 2018

Public Health England, March 2018

Report from Public Health England that identifies public support for the government working with businesses to develop products with fewer calories and in smaller portions.  It calls on the food industry to achieve a 20% reduction in calories by 2024 in product categories that contribute significantly to children’s calorie intakes (up to the age of 18 years) and where there is scope for substantial reformulation and/or portion size reduction.

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Mental health rehabilitation inpatient services: Ward types, bed numbers and use by clinical commissioning groups and NHS trusts

Care Quality Commission, March 2018

Report from the Care Quality Commission looking at mental health rehabilitation inpatient services that finds:

  1. People are often receiving care a long way from where they live and from their support networks, which in turn can affect their onward recovery and wellbeing.
  2. People are being accommodated in services that are ‘dislocated’ from their home areas. This is more prevalent in the independent sector than in NHS services on average (49km) compared with NHS patients (14km).
  3. The independent sector
    1. Provided more wards that were categorised as either locked rehabilitation or complex care (75% of wards of this type) and fewer wards categorised as long stay, community or high dependency (25% of beds of this type).
    2. Accommodated patients who had been on that particular ward for longer (median 444 days compared with 230 days in the NHS) and in hospital continuously for longer (median 952 days compared with 492 days in the NHS).
    3. Because of the longer length of stay, accommodated patients whose current placement had cost twice as much (median £162K compared with £81K)

4. There is very wide variation between CCG areas in the use of rehabilitation beds, and in the use of beds that are out of area.
The report estimates that the annual expenditure on mental health rehabilitation beds is about £535 million. Out of area placements account for about two-thirds of this expenditure.   The 10% of CCGs that fund the highest number of places are spending an average of at least £19,000 per day on this element of provision – of which £8,200 is spent on independent sector provision; the majority of which is out of area.

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BJPsych Advances – March 2018

The March edition of BJPsych Advances is now available.  This issue includes articles on how to carry out a literature search for systematic review, the Montgomery ruling, reducing drop-out rates in CBT for depression, and psychodynamic approaches to violence.

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