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Section 12 approval: fit for purpose?

BJPsych Bull 2020 Jun;44(3):125

Consultant Psychiatrist, Gwent Forensic Psychiatry Service, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, email:

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Section 12(2) MHA approval process is fit for purpose.

Authors:
Masum Khwaja

BJPsych Bull 2020 Jun;44(3):126-127

Consultant Psychiatrist, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College School of Medicine, email:

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Authors' reply.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Jun;44(3):127-128

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Section 12 approval: fit for purpose?

BJPsych Bull 2020 Jun;44(3):125-126

Consultant Psychiatrist, South Assertive Outreach Team, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.

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The mental health of doctors during the Covid-19 pandemic.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr 28:1-7. Epub 2020 Apr 28.

Department of Psychiatry, Queen's University, c/o Providence Care Hospital, 752 King Street West, KingstonONK7L 4X3.

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Feasibility and utility of enhanced sleep management on in-patient psychiatry wards.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr 24:1-6. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

Department of Psychology, Newcastle University, UK.

Aims And Method: Sleep disturbance is common in psychiatry wards despite poor sleep worsening mental health. Contributory factors include the ward environment, frequent nightly checks on patients and sleep disorders including sleep apnoea. We evaluated the safety and feasibility of a package of measures to improve sleep across a mental health trust, including removing hourly checks when safe, sleep disorder screening and improving the ward environment. Read More

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A model for specific goals for in-patient treatment linked to resources and limitations in out-patient treatment.

Authors:
Virginia Davies

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr 24:1-2. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

South London and Maudsley Mental Health NHS Trust.

Summary: The author reflects on the Norwegian inpatient service descriptions contained in Wilkinson's article, considering the challenges laid out in his piece from the perspective of a child and adolescent psychiatrist working in a hospital crisis setting, as well as within the context of child and adolescent mental healthcare staffing across the UK. Read More

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Child psychiatry: a model for specific goals for in-patient treatment linked to resources and limitations in out-patient treatment.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr 24:1-3. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

National Centre for Child Psychiatry, Oslo, Norway.

Summary: I present a rationale for two different types of in-patient child psychiatric unit: 24/7 intensive units and 24/5 child and family units. Intensive units address safety requirements. The developing personality of young people is at the centre of in-patient approaches on the child and family units. Read More

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The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of integrating mental health services in primary care in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr 23:1-13. Epub 2020 Apr 23.

Center for Technology and Behavioral Health, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, USA.

Aims And Method: This systematic review examines the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of behavioural health integration into primary healthcare in the management of depression and unhealthy alcohol use in low- and middle-income countries. Following PRISMA guidelines, this review included research that studied patients aged ≥18 years with unhealthy alcohol use and/or depression of any clinical severity. An exploration of the models of integration was used to characterise a typology of behavioural health integration specific for low- and middle-income countries. Read More

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The texture of narrative dilemmas: qualitative study in front-line professionals working with asylum seekers in the UK.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr 22:1-7. Epub 2020 Apr 22.

Helen Bamber Foundation, UK.

Aims And Method: Asylum seekers are required to narrate past experiences to the UK Home Office, doctors, lawyers and psychologists as part of their claims for international protection. The Home Office often cites perceived inconsistencies in asylum interviews as grounds for refusal of their claims. A number of processes affect asylum seekers' abilities to narrate past experiences fully to the professionals interviewing them. Read More

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Religion and mental health: a narrative review with a focus on Muslims in English-speaking countries.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr 17:1-5. Epub 2020 Apr 17.

Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Canada.

Numerous commentators have noted a historic ambivalence between religion and psychiatry. However, a growing body of evidence indicates an association between mental health and various religious activities, both private and public. As such, there are growing calls for greater religious sensitivity among mental health clinicians, to help unlock the potentially healing aspects of religiosity. Read More

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Psychoeducation and motivational interviewing to reduce relapses and increase patients' involvement in antipsychotic treatment: interventional study.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr 15:1-4. Epub 2020 Apr 15.

PRIMA Child and Adult Psychiatry, Stockholm, Sweden.

Aims And Method: To assess whether the combination of motivational interviewing and psychoeducation affects relapse rate and stimulates involvement of people with psychosis in their treatment. We conducted an interventional study including patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder treated with oral antipsychotics, without previous experience of long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIs). They were randomised to either psychoeducation with motivational interviewing or a control group. Read More

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To travel is to live: embracing the emerging field of travel psychiatry.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr 13:1-3. Epub 2020 Apr 13.

School of Medicine, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland.

For a person with mental illness, travelling abroad can be challenging but it can be easier when the traveller and healthcare practitioner have a clear understanding of the likely impact of travel on the illness and of the illness on the travel experience. Travel may also precipitate first presentations of mental illness or unmask previously undiagnosed mental disorders. We propose that mental health problems should receive greater recognition in travel medicine and that psychiatrists should collaborate more closely with travel medicine clinicians to ensure that their patients benefit from the opportunities afforded by international travel. Read More

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The climate crisis and forensic mental healthcare: what are we doing?

Authors:
Jack Tomlin

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr 7:1-3. Epub 2020 Apr 7.

Department of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Rostock, Germany.

The climate crisis poses the greatest threat to human health this century. Mental health services will be called on to address the psychological consequences of its effects on peoples' lives, particularly the socially disadvantaged and those on low incomes. However, healthcare systems are also contributors to the climate crisis. Read More

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Authors' reply.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr;44(2):84

Director, Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford and Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Warneford Hospital.

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A brief history of the evolution of the Parliamentary Scholar Scheme.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr;44(2):85-86

Vice-Chair of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability Faculty Executive, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Consultant Psychiatrist of Intellectual Disability, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, and Honorary Associate Professor, University of Leicester.

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Basic safety first: trauma-informed care in a hostile environment.

Authors:
Cate Bailey

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr;44(2):41-43

East London NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

Summary: This editorial introduces and reflects on a Praxis article in the trainees' section of this issue. The article, 'Assessing asylum seekers, refugees and undocumented migrants' by Waterman et al, begins with a clinical scenario describing an emergency presentation at a 'place of safety'. The authors are to be congratulated for navigating a compassionate path through the complexities of law, health and new diagnostic categories. Read More

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The clinical fellows project: emergence of the FY3 year?

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr;44(2):85

CT1, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, email:

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The place of free will and agency in psychiatric practice.

Authors:
Steve Pearce

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr;44(2):57-60

Oxfordshire Complex Needs Service, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

In psychiatric practice, professionals tend to split patients into those who are responsible for their actions, and those who are not. This approach does a disservice to both groups. Patients assumed to retain agency may be blamed, and those assumed to lack agency are disempowered. Read More

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If not now, when?

Authors:
Norman A Poole

BJPsych Bull 2020 Mar 27:1-2. Epub 2020 Mar 27.

Department of Neuropsychiatry, St George's Hospital, South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, UK.

Summary: The editor of the BJPsych Bulletin reflects on the extraordinary recent events triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mental health professionals are at the front line of managing the pandemic and emergency changes should lead to a much needed refocus on what is really vital. In these unsettling times we ought to review how we manage the crisis, and its aftermath, both personally and professionally. Read More

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Efficacy of a dementia intensive support (DIS) service at preventing admissions to medical and psychiatric wards: qualitative and quantitative evaluation.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Mar 23:1-5. Epub 2020 Mar 23.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK.

Aims And Method: To establish whether a dementia intensive support (DIS) service that is part of a crisis resolution and home treatment team for older people is preventing admissions to acute hospital and psychiatric wards. The number of referrals in 2017 to the DIS service was established and those admitted to hospital ascertained. Senior doctors examined 30 sets of notes in detail and reached a conclusion on whether DIS had contributed to admission prevention. Read More

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Emergency workers' experiences of the use of section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983: interpretative phenomenological investigation.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Mar 17:1-5. Epub 2020 Mar 17.

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London, UK.

Aims And Method: To explore the experiences of emergency workers dealing with incidents in which section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 is invoked by the police. Data from interviews with police officers and ambulance workers in a London locality were subject to interpretative phenomenological analysis.

Results: Participants felt they were the first port of call and that training should be improved to help them deal with those experiencing mental health crises in the community. Read More

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The critique of psychiatry as we enter the third decade of the 21st century.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Feb 27:1-3. Epub 2020 Feb 27.

Department of Philosophy, School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.

Summary: Critical psychiatry takes the position that 'mental illness' should not be reduced to 'brain disease'. Here I consider whether this particular stance is outdated in light of more recent exchanges on reductionism, which consider questions raised by new mental health sciences that seek truly integrative and specific biopsychosocial models of illness. Read More

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February 2020

Critical psychiatry: an embarrassing hangover from the 1970s?

Authors:
Duncan B Double

BJPsych Bull 2020 Feb 27:1-4. Epub 2020 Feb 27.

Trinity College Cambridge, University of Cambridge, UK.

Critical psychiatry is associated with anti-psychiatry and may therefore seem to be an embarrassing hangover from the 1970s. However, its essential position that functional mental illness should not be reduced to brain disease overlaps with historical debates in psychiatry more than is commonly appreciated. Three examples of non-reductive approaches, like critical psychiatry, in the history of psychiatry are considered. Read More

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February 2020

Reviewing the burden of comorbidity in patients receiving specialist in-patient treatment for drug and alcohol problems.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Feb 24:1-6. Epub 2020 Feb 24.

University of Aberdeen, UK.

Aims And Method: To compare and contrast the burden of comorbidity in a population receiving in-patient treatment for substance misuse with that of a cohort admitted to the same unit 4 years previously. The Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) was used to quantify patients' comorbidity and predict 10-year survival.

Results: There was a marked reduction in predicted 10-year survival: in 2014, 22% of patients had a predicted 98% chance of 10-year survival, whereas only 2% in the 2018 cohort had a predicted 98% chance. Read More

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February 2020

Evaluation of the effectiveness and acceptability of intramuscular clozapine injection: illustrative case series.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Feb 21:1-5. Epub 2020 Feb 21.

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

Aims And Method: A series of eleven patients prescribed intramuscular clozapine at five UK sites is presented. Using routinely collected clinical data, we describe the use, efficacy and safety of this treatment modality.

Results: We administered 188 doses of intramuscular clozapine to eight patients. Read More

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February 2020

What neuroscience has already done for us.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Jun;44(3):110-112

Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol, UK.

Summary: Each of the components of the biopsychosocial model of mental illness is important for understanding mental illness. Biological and genetic abnormalities have been demonstrated in major mental illnesses. These are leading to changes in our understanding of these conditions, as well as our understanding of the link between life events and mental illness. Read More

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Improving patient flow in acute psychiatric wards: enhanced bed management and trusted assessment.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Feb 19:1-4. Epub 2020 Feb 19.

Monkwearmouth Hospital, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Sunderland, UK.

Aims And Method: In three localities in a mental health trust in England, an enhanced bed management team was established to improve patient flow and reduce out-of-area placements. Trusted assessments were provided to support risk management and conflict resolution. Two measures of flow were compared before and after the team was established. Read More

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February 2020

Representation of Black, Asian and minority ethnic patients in secondary care mental health services: analysis of 7-year access to memory services in Leicester and Leicestershire.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Feb 18:1-8. Epub 2020 Feb 18.

Department of Health Sciences, College of Life Sciences, University of Leicester, UK.

Aims And Method: We aimed to explore access by Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) elders to the memory services in Leicester and Leicestershire, examining any trends over time. We then compared the odds of referral by ethnicity, using observed versus expected referrals for the city of Leicester. We gathered data on a comprehensive county-wide memory clinic used by people with suspected dementia and memory problems from the Trust electronic record system during the period 2011-2017. Read More

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February 2020

Adjustment to short-term imprisonment under low prison staffing.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Feb 17:1-6. Epub 2020 Feb 17.

Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK.

Aims And Method: To understand experience of early imprisonment in one prison under low staffing levels. A researcher, independent of the prison, interviewed each prisoner soon after reception and 3-4 weeks later. The first question of the second interview was: 'I'd like to start by asking you about your experience of the last 3-4 weeks in prison'. Read More

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February 2020

Who wants to be a psychiatrist? Northern Ireland foundation doctors (2006-2018) are positive toward psychiatry as career choice.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Jan 31:1-5. Epub 2020 Jan 31.

Northern Ireland Foundation School, Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency, UK.

Aims And Method: Northern Ireland presents itself as an anomaly - a region in which only 31.8% of doctors enter into any training programme after completion of the Foundation Programme, but where Core Psychiatry has been consistently oversubscribed. Here, we aim to find what other regions can learn from this success. Read More

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January 2020

Online mood monitoring in treatment-resistant depression: qualitative study of patients' perspectives in the NHS.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr;44(2):47-52

Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, UK.

Aims And Method: True Colours is an automated symptom monitoring programme used by National Health Service psychiatric services. This study explored whether patients with unipolar treatment-resistant depression (TRD) found this a useful addition to their treatment regimes. Semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with 21 patients with TRD, who had engaged in True Colours monitoring as part of the Lithium versus Quetiapine in Depression study. Read More

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Do foundation doctors meet the mental health competencies in the foundation programme curriculum?

Authors:
Jack Haywood

BJPsych Bull 2020 Feb;44(1):37-38

Academic Foundation Doctor, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. email:

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February 2020

Supporting people in mental health crisis in 21st-century Britain.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Jan 22:1-2. Epub 2020 Jan 22.

The Doctor Magazine, British Medical Association.

Recent years have seen a surge in interest in mental healthcare and some reduction in stigma. Partly as a result of this, alongside a growing population and higher levels of societal distress, many more people are presenting with mental health needs, often in crisis. Systems that date back to the beginning of the National Health Service still form the basis for much care, and the current system is complex, hard to navigate and often fails people. Read More

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January 2020

Psych Socs: student-led psychiatry societies, an untapped resource for recruitment and reducing stigma.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Jun;44(3):91-95

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

Medical recruitment and retention are national problems. Psychiatry has been more affected than many specialties, as a result of stigma from the public and other healthcare professionals. The Royal College of Psychiatrists has undertaken several initiatives to redress this, notably the 'Choose Psychiatry' campaign. Read More

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Challenges during the transition from child and adolescent mental health services to adult mental health services.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Jan 14:1-6. Epub 2020 Jan 14.

Department of Neurosciences, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, KU Leuven, Belgium.

The transition from child and adolescent to adult mental health services for young people with mental health problems is of international concern. Despite the high prevalence of mental disorders during adolescence and their tendency to continue during adulthood, the majority of young people do not experience continuity of care. The aim of this review paper is to unravel the complexity of transitional mental healthcare to clinicians, policy makers and mental health service managers, and to address challenges to a smooth transition process at all levels. Read More

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January 2020

Personal resilience for psychiatrists: systematic review.

BJPsych Bull 2019 Dec;43(6):295

Trust Locum Consultant Psychiatrist, Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust. Email:

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December 2019

Addressing shame in medical professional identity: is there such a thing as a good enough doctor?

BJPsych Bull 2019 Dec;43(6):295-296

Senior Registrar, Cluain Mhuire Services, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

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December 2019

The Parliamentary Scholar Scheme: a way to engage doctors in healthcare policy and politics.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Jun;44(3):103-107

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Dartford, UK.

Summary: The Royal College of Psychiatrists' Parliamentary Scholar Scheme gives higher trainees in psychiatry the opportunity to spend 1 day a week in the House of Lords working alongside a peer with an interest in health. This article describes the work of the House of Lords and Parliament using examples from the experiences of 2017-2018 scholars and outlines ways doctors can get more involved in policy and politics. Read More

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The emotional and mental health needs of young carers: what psychiatry can do.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Jun;44(3):112-120

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College London, UK.

Aims And Method: To review the literature on the emotional and mental health needs of young carers of parents with mental illness and the extent to which such needs are recognised and supported by professionals. Three databases were systematically searched from 2008 to 2018, and five studies met the inclusion criteria.

Results: The key findings were that young caregivers had a significantly higher dose-response mortality risk than their peers; were at increased risk of mental health difficulties, especially where the ill family member was a parent and had mental illness or misused substances; were overlooked by professionals owing to a lack of awareness; but could derive benefits from their caring role when appropriately supported. Read More

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Mild cognitive impairment: narrative review of taxonomies and systematic review of their prediction of incident Alzheimer's disease dementia.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr;44(2):67-74

St George's Hospital, Kew, Australia.

Early detection of Alzheimer's disease is vital for developing novel treatments. Attempts to identify the intermediate state between normal cognition and dementia have evolved over the past 50 years. Current taxonomies of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may be criticised for their imprecise operationalisation. Read More

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William James and British thought: then and now.

Authors:
David E Leary

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr;44(2):53-56

School of Arts and Sciences, University of Richmond, USA.

The American psychologist and philosopher William James drew inspiration from British evolutionary theory, neurology, psychiatry, psychology and philosophy. Trained in anatomy, physiology and medicine, he developed a physiological psychology that offered acute analyses of consciousness and of the relations between mind and brain, habit and thought, cognition and emotion and other aspects of psychology. One of his insights, regarding the relation between attention and will, was based upon his own experience of panic anxiety, which was resolved through his reading of several British authors. Read More

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April 2020
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Quality improvement in mental health services.

Authors:
Billy Boland

BJPsych Bull 2020 Feb;44(1):30-35

Quality improvement (QI) approaches are becoming increasingly important in the delivery of mental healthcare internationally. They were originally developed in the manufacturing industry, but the principle of having a systematic approach to improvement has spread to many other industries, not least to healthcare. Quality improvement approaches in healthcare were pioneered in the USA at organisations such as Virginia Mason and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Read More

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February 2020

Online psychotherapy: trailblazing digital healthcare.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Apr;44(2):60-66

Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK.

Advances in digital technology have a profound impact on conventional healthcare systems. We examine the trailblazing use of online interventions to enable autonomous psychological care which can greatly enhance individual- and population-level access to services. There is strong evidence supporting online cognitive-behavioural therapy and more engaging programmes are now appearing so as to reduce user 'attrition'. Read More

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Section 12 approval: fit for purpose?

BJPsych Bull 2019 Dec;43(6):251-254

Medical Education Department, East London NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

In light of the increasing numbers of detentions of mentally unwell patients in the UK and the recent review of the Mental Health Act, this editorial seeks to analyse the process of Section 12 approval of doctors from a medical educational perspective. We compare the approval mechanisms with assessments in other specialities and suggest evidence-based improvements. We believe that a rethinking of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' learning objectives for Section 12 approval and the introduction of a summative assessment would improve the knowledge and skills of clinicians performing an important and scrutinised role within our society. Read More

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December 2019

Evaluation of the physical health of adolescent in-patients in generic and secure services: retrospective case-note review.

BJPsych Bull 2020 Jun;44(3):95-102

Youth Mental Health Research Unit, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

Aims And Method: To assess physical health needs of adolescent in-patients by routine monitoring. A retrospective analysis of case notes was conducted on a 6-month intake to generic and secure adolescent mental health units in Greater Manchester, UK.

Results: Fifty individuals were admitted (52% female, average age 15. Read More

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