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The National Mental Health Acute InPatient Practice Development Network

The National Mental Health Acute InPatient Practice Development Network Case Study The National Mental Health Acute In-Patient Practice Development Network Valerie Howell Director, CMHSD in Wales Penny West Project Manager, Acute In-Patient Practice Development Network, CMHSD London n response to well-documented Implementation of the strategy and the Frame- concerns about the problems facing acute in-patient work (in particular, Standards 4 and 5 shown in Box mental health services, the Centre for Mental Health One opposite) not only provides an opportunity to Services Development and the School of Nursing and address long-standing problems in acute in-patient Midwifery, both at King’s College London, established care services, but also presents the challenge of the national mental health Acute In-patient Practice bringing about sustainable change in a complex and Development Network. This article describes the hard-pressed part of the mental health care system. background to the Network, its modus operandi, The gap between the aspirations of the Framework learning from the Network and the lessons for (set out above) and the day-to-day reality of acute implementation of the National Service Framework. in-patient care remains significant. The evidence of recent years shows that acute in-patient care largely fails to meet these standards and a number of reports have exposed the problems facing acute http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mental Health Review Journal Emerald Publishing

The National Mental Health Acute InPatient Practice Development Network

Mental Health Review Journal , Volume 5 (1): 5 – Mar 1, 2000

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Emerald Publishing
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1361-9322
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10.1108/13619322200000004
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Abstract

Case Study The National Mental Health Acute In-Patient Practice Development Network Valerie Howell Director, CMHSD in Wales Penny West Project Manager, Acute In-Patient Practice Development Network, CMHSD London n response to well-documented Implementation of the strategy and the Frame- concerns about the problems facing acute in-patient work (in particular, Standards 4 and 5 shown in Box mental health services, the Centre for Mental Health One opposite) not only provides an opportunity to Services Development and the School of Nursing and address long-standing problems in acute in-patient Midwifery, both at King’s College London, established care services, but also presents the challenge of the national mental health Acute In-patient Practice bringing about sustainable change in a complex and Development Network. This article describes the hard-pressed part of the mental health care system. background to the Network, its modus operandi, The gap between the aspirations of the Framework learning from the Network and the lessons for (set out above) and the day-to-day reality of acute implementation of the National Service Framework. in-patient care remains significant. The evidence of recent years shows that acute in-patient care largely fails to meet these standards and a number of reports have exposed the problems facing acute

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Mental Health Review JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 2000

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