February 2017 Newsletter

A packed issue featuring the first group of self-care advocates to complete our Train-the-Trainer programme; our review of serious incidents relating to patients on leave from in-patient mental health care; managing vulnerable frequent service users; the Blaydon Men's Sheds group; AHSN programme on depression in primary care; NIWE eating distress service health & wellbeing course; letter to the Times about implementation of the Five Year Forward View; and our regular policy news round-up.

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Review of serious incidents relating to patients on leave

We have been working with a MH Trust in Northern England to carry out a review of serious incidents relating to patients on leave from in-patient care. The thematic review has looked at information against key criteria, agreed with senior clinicians from the Trust. The process has allowed an objective independent review of the incidents, providing the Trust with a report of findings and recommendations to take forward.

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