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Spreading human factors expertise in healthcare: untangling the knots in people and systems -- Catchpole 22 (10): 793 -- BMJ Quality and Safety

Spreading human factors expertise in healthcare: untangling the knots in people and systems -- Catchpole 22 (10): 793 -- BMJ Quality and Safety | Mental health, innovation and improvement | Scoop.it
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Crucial that we understand the principles underpinning the approaches that we try to use. 

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Improvement Leaders - NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

Improvement Leaders - NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement | Mental health, innovation and improvement | Scoop.it
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Useful how-to guides

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The big-data revolution in US health care: Accelerating value and innovation | McKinsey & Company

The big-data revolution in US health care: Accelerating value and innovation | McKinsey & Company | Mental health, innovation and improvement | Scoop.it
Big data could transform the health-care sector, but the industry must undergo fundamental changes before stakeholders can capture its full value. A McKinsey & Company article.
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How big data is being used in America to identify value pathways and innovative management strategies.  We are getting better at collecting this type of data but it is patchy and the quality varies.  We need to move to this type of data use so that the need for high quality data collection is unquestionable

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Activity Can Improve the Health of Dementia Patients - Science Daily (press release)

Activity Can Improve the Health of Dementia Patients Science Daily (press release) Health science researchers Nina Vanvik Hansen and Hanne Linander have already interviewed counsellors and arranged workshops in order to determine the strengths and...
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Example of a Scandinavian peer mentoring scheme.

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Mental health service users spend longer in hospital, data finds

People with mental illness spend longer in hospital on average than the general population, yet are less likely to have a procedure performed during their stay, new figures have revealed.

Via Dan Baxter
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This partly reflects how poor MH services still are at recording both diagnosis and procedures.  Also difficult to capture that the admission to a containing environment may have been a therapeutic procedure in itself

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5 Things the Most Innovative Health Systems Do Differently

5 Things the Most Innovative Health Systems Do Differently | Mental health, innovation and improvement | Scoop.it
There's no how-to instruction guide for the type of innovation success Geisinger has achieved, but there are a few noteworthy things the system does differently that leaders can uphold within their own organizations.
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System thinking and personal involvement by leadership as crucial

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How to help someone with mental illness: depression, bipolar, anxiety | Time To Change

How to help someone with mental illness: depression, bipolar, anxiety | Time To Change | Mental health, innovation and improvement | Scoop.it
You don't need to be an expert on mental health to talk about it. It's often the everyday things that make a difference – like asking ‘How are you?’ or sending a text.
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This is a great article.  So often it's the little things that make the most difference

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'AMHPs are working in a mental health system close to collapse' - Mad World

'AMHPs are working in a mental health system close to collapse' - Mad World | Mental health, innovation and improvement | Scoop.it
Community Care’s fly-on-the-wall look at life as an approved mental health professional (AMHP) shows the real pressures of working in a mental health system in crisis, writes Steve Chamberlain, chair of The College of Social Work’s AMHP community...
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CQC's planned review of emergency mental health care will be taking a service wide view rather than a provider view in order to try to capture these issues properly

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NHS Manchester shake-up as report reveals schizophrenics are out of work and ... - Mancunian Matters

NHS Manchester shake-up as report reveals schizophrenics are out of work and ... - Mancunian Matters | Mental health, innovation and improvement | Scoop.it
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NHS Manchester shake-up as report reveals schizophrenics are out of work and ...
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One to watch ...

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How to Tackle Complexity Using Systems Thinking

How to Tackle Complexity Using Systems Thinking | Mental health, innovation and improvement | Scoop.it
Systems thinking: what it is and why it’s important for fed leaders

Via Bernard Ryefield
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The basics of system thinking and how it applies to public service reform.  This is essential for mental health, not only a complex system in its own right but interlinking with so many others, police, employment, housing, education etc

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Fundamental systems thinking and applicability to public service reform