Tag Archives: psychiatric hospitals

COCAPP-A full report published

The full and final report from COCAPP-A has been published, and can be downloaded here. Led by Alan Simpson, this cross-national comparative case study investigated inpatient mental health care planning and coordination and their relationships to recovery and personalised care … Continue reading

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Safe staffing

In a post on this site last year I drew attention to the (highly contested) decision by NICE to suspend its work on safe nurse staffing in inpatient mental health settings. Now, and with thanks to Shaun Lintern from the … Continue reading

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Visiting Denmark

I took the chance to indulge some professional interests during a just-finished summer trip to Denmark by paying a visit to the museum at St Hans Hospital in Roskilde.  St Hans was founded in 1816, and is Denmark’s oldest psychiatric hospital. … Continue reading

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Risk in inpatient child and adolescent mental health services

This week our full report from the RiSC study, An evidence synthesis of risk identification, assessment and management for young people using tier 4 inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, has been published in Health Services and Delivery Research. … Continue reading

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Safewards comes to Cardiff

Sadly for me I couldn’t be at Geoff Brennan‘s meet-up today with Cardiff and Value UHB mental health nurses to talk about the Safewards study and its implications. But here’s a message Geoff sent, and a fine photo, to mark … Continue reading

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Making psychiatric wards safer and more peaceful

Safewards, led by Professor Len Bowers, has been funded through a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grant for Applied Research and aims to make psychiatric hospitals more peaceful, safer and therapeutic.Twice in the last year I have had … Continue reading

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