Recognising and Responding to Deterioration

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission), in collaboration with key stakeholders, has developed the National Consensus Statement: Essential elements for recognising and responding to deterioration in a person’s mental state (the Consensus Statement). It provides guidance to health service organisations to ensure they have the capacity to safely, collaboratively and effectively recognise and
respond to deterioration in a person’s mental state.

https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/National-Consensus-Statement-Essential-elements-for-recognising-and-responding-to-deterioration-in-a-person%E2%80%99s-mental-state-July-2017.pdf

Transforming Psychological Trauma- the Scottish experience.

Transforming Psychological Trauma- the Scottish experience.

The NHS in Scotland have released their framework for knowledge and skills in managing trauma across the workforce.  70% of patients coming into mental health units have a history of significant trauma.  This is a burgeoning issue  for which clinicians and clinical models need to account as we plan and train for care going forward.

http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/media/3971582/nationaltraumatrainingframework.pdf