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The Interface Between Primary and Specialist Mental Health Care - Why does it have to be so hard to get it right?
One thing that causes considerable dissatisfaction among patients and service users, GPs and mental health workers is how the interface works between primary and specialist care ...  Read more
Getting to know the Nursing Associates
The care-givers team continues to evolve and diverge and, although nurses are a central part, it is undeniably strengthened by assistant practitioners, healthcare assistants and now – a new addition: Nursing Associates (NAs) ...  Read more
Improving Access to Primary Mental Health Care - Why we need to ask: ‘What is it like for you?’
When I was involved in a study exploring access to primary care mental health care, our researchers were based in GP practices ...  Read more
Wound Management - Prevention is Better than Cure
In our new Wound Management course, the focus is firmly on chronic wounds and with good reason ...  Read more
Moving Beyond e-Learning
Can your HR and OD department do more to take your organisation to the next level? ...  Read more
Confused by the News?
How many times today have you clarified, explained or demonstrated something? Probably a lot because amongst all the other tasks you do, health professionals have a role as an educator too ... Read more
Caring for the Carers
You wake up with a pounding headache and a throat that feels like you’re swallowing glass. What do you do? Well, If you’re like the majority of UK workers, you simply get up and struggle in to work ... Read more
De-escalation: Approaching a Modern Alternative to Restrictive Practices
The recent, high-profile case of Olaseni Lewis who tragically died from hypoxic brain injury during a restraint in Bethlem Hospital continues to highlight the dangers associated with restrictive practices in healthcare settings ... Read more
Approaches to De-escalation in Mental Health: Conflict Resolution
With mental ill health being such a complex field to work in, guidance to resolve conflict requires that staff understand the difficulties faced by patients ... Read more
Duty of Candour: Challenges for Organisations
Few healthcare professionals would argue with the sentiments of the Duty of Candour: being open and honest with patients and their families when things go wrong ... Read more
A Culture of Candour
There are many definitions of culture, including the ‘customs, attitudes and social behaviours of a particular group, or society’, but more commonly organisations describe their culture in terms of values and behaviours ... Read more
Why We Have a Duty of Candour
There have been a number of high profile cases where healthcare professionals and/or organisations have not been honest, when harm has occurred as a consequence of error or omission of care ... Read more