Staff at East London NHS Foundation Trust explain how introducing incremental changes through a quality improvement programme has helped to improve quality of care and outcomes for patients.
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Around the world in mental health QI
This session will bring rapid Pecha Kucha style presentations from each group around the world that is applying quality improvement techniques to tackle complex problems in mental health services. Get a glimpse into the breadth and scale of mental health improvement work taking place across the globe.
Long term effect of depression care management on mortality in older adults
Prospective studies have consistently shown an association between depression and increased mortality in older adults. A strong association exists between depression in late life and factors that increase mortality risk, such as poor adherence to medical treatment and self care for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, health behaviors such as smoking and lack of physical activity, cognitive impairment, and disability.
Paul Farmer: improving the mental health of the next generation
Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, talks about initiatives to improve children and young people's mental health, including Time to Change, England’s largest programme to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems.
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Today, approximately 1 in 5 adults - or 45 million people - in the US will experience psychiatric illness, yet we still lack access to consolidated, high quality mental health care. Robert Accordino, Chief Mental Health Officer at Quartet, believes that we can leverage technology to facilitate interaction between primary care providers, mental health providers, and patients to provide high quality, holistic care. Watch Robert’s TEDMED 2018 Hive Talk to learn how Quartet is integrating care of the mind with care of the body to improve mental health care for patients.
WHO: Improving the physical health of people with severe mental disorders
People with severe mental disorders – including severe depression, bipolar disorder and psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia – generally die 10-20 years earlier than the general population. The majority of these premature deaths are due to physical health conditions. Access to comprehensive health services remain out of reach for the majority of people with severe mental disorders. To help address this inequity, WHO has released, for the first time, evidence-based guidelines on the management of physical conditions in adults with severe mental disorders.
How digital technology can be used to improve mental health services for patients and staff
This film features frontline staff from Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust explaining how they are using technology to improve the quality of the care they provide to their service users.