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Case study: Primary Care Networks in North Central London – Islington GP Federation – March 2019

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By Sana Burney, Primary Care Network Operational Lead. The demand on access to local health services is increasing as more people are living longer, often with multiple long term conditions. To meet these needs, practices have begun working together and with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in primary care networks […]

#MindNBody – co-designing perinatal mental health services

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A holistic approach to perinatal mental health In the third series of #MatExp Whose Shoes?® resources, the #MindNBody project has focused on promoting a holistic approach to perinatal mental health. The culmination of this latest project is the publication of over 100 new scenarios and 14 poems which are now available in 50 NHS trusts […]

Guidance for improving screening and data capturing for Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy services

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This guidance document is for health care professionals involved in Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) services, specifically how best to effectively capture access data and to implement improved perinatal pathways. It is common for pregnant women and new mothers and partners to experience anxiety, depression or emotional distress about the new change in their […]

Guidance for pre-birth planning in Perinatal Mental Health Services

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This toolkit provides guidance for health care professionals involved in planning the care of women at high risk of severe postnatal illness. A pre-birth planning meeting is key to ensuring everyone has a clear understanding of the care the woman will receive in the weeks surrounding the birth of her baby, so everyone knows what to […]

Integrating care

How to introduce a social prescribing champion model

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This guidance outlines an approach for NHS commissioners and senior managers to introduce a social prescribing champion model – one that may be supported by a digital platform, to enhance your local social prescribing offer. The guidance is also aimed at those directly in charge of implementation and delivery of a social prescribing service from […]