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New survey highlights ongoing difficulties in community mental health

New survey highlights ongoing difficulties in community mental health

The newly published 2016 Community Mental Health Survey results demonstrate the difficulties in realising service improvements in a challenging economic climate. Between 2014 and 2015, declining communication, involvement and effective coordination — all areas that matter the most to service users — have not been reversed. However, results have been largely maintained in these years.

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Charity PromoCon renamed as Bladder and Bowel UK

Charity PromoCon renamed as Bladder and Bowel UK

The charitable continence service, PromoCon, has changed its name to Bladder and Bowel UK. The service, established over 20 years ago, is the only UK national helpline service providing information and support for adults and children with bladder and bowel dysfunction, their carers and the professionals who support them. The name change comes in a bid to make the service easier to find for anyone seeking support for bladder and bowel issues. 

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Recent journal articles

Personalised asthma action plans: what is all the fuss about?

Personalised asthma action plans: what is all the fuss about?

The UK has one of the highest death rates from asthma in Europe (Global Asthma Network, 2014). Every day three people die from asthma, two-thirds of these deaths are preventable (Asthma UK, n.d.). Why asthma still kills: The National Review of Asthma Deaths. Confidential Enquiry Report (NRAD) was pu

Motivational interviewing to help patients achieve dietary and lifestyle changes

Motivational interviewing to help patients achieve dietary and lifestyle changes

Obesity and its consequences, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), have significant health and NHS cost implications. Relatively small reductions in weight (around 5–10%) have clinically important benefits (Pietrzykowska, 2016), but long-term weight loss maintenance is challenging. Beh

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