Health professionals - CQUIN toolkit
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Lester update 2016
This updated framework supports health professionals to assess and act on cardiometabolic risks in people affected by mental illness. This tool is referenced in the 2014/15 CQUIN on improving physical health outcomes for people with mental illness.
CQUIN ward poster
This two-part poster, endorsed by the Royal Colleges of GPs, Nursing and Psychiatrists, supports the Lester update and includes space for services to note local services for offering follow up interventions. We recommend that this is printed A3.
Integrated Physical Health Pathway 2014
Our updated Integrated Physical Health Pathway, endorsed by the Royal Colleges of GPs, Nursing and Psychiatrists, supports primary and secondary care services to work together to monitor and address the physical health needs of people affected by mental illness.
Self assessment of readiness for implementation tool (SARIT)
This tool supports service providers introducing the CQUIN and contains recommendations for implementation for staff across organisations. The SARIT has two parts - a table of recommendations and guidance - which should be used together.
SARIT table of recommendations
Physical Health Check tool 2014
This tool is designed to improve the monitoring of physical health for people affected by mental illness. It provides a structured way of discussing and assessing physical health concerns. A key part of the check is the action plan, drawn up collaboratively by health professionals and people using mental health services.
Physical health ward protocol
A monitoring chart, developed by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, outlining physical health monitoring during a person's stay in an inpatient ward. It includes information about who should be carrying out these checks and when. We recommend that this is printed A3.
This document contains links to all the NICE guidelines relevant to the 2014/15 CQUIN and Lester update 2014.
Rethink Mental Illness has also produced information sheets to support physical health checks and services implementing the CQUIN. You can download these for free below:
Physical health information leaflet: people using mental health inpatient services
Physical health information leaflet: health professionals
Other useful physical health resources
Glasgow Antipsychotic Side-effect Scale (GASS) questionnaire
Glasgow Antipsychotic Side-effect Scale (GASS) score sheet
Medications information from Rethink Mental Illness
Mental health and physical health factsheets from the Royal College of General Practitioners
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