How to improve mental health information for discharge from acute care into General Practice

Study examines mental health summary for inpatient and day case (adults) to General Practice

Mental Health Discharge Summaries

The PRSB is developing standards for information that GPs receive when a service user is discharged from adult in-patient mental health services. In the past, GPs, patients and carers have expressed concerns that the information received has not enabled good continuity of care for service users.

The PRSB, working with the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) and a range of key partners in health and social care are developing care record standards for the Mental Health Discharge Summary (MHDS) to provide professionals with the necessary information to improve continuity of care.

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