Mental and physical health: practical ways to improve care

Two new outputs have been published by the Q Lab and Mind on improving care for people living with both mental and physical health problems:

  1. A practical guide to improving care that includes ideas, challenges to prepare for and examples to learn from.
  2. A set of service principles that can be used to inform decisions about improving, designing or commissioning services across mental health and persistent back and neck pain.

The outputs are a result of the 12-month partnership between the Q Improvement Lab (part of Q, delivered by the Health Foundation) and Mind – the mental health charity – on improving care across mental and physical health. The work draws on the expertise and experiences of 150+ participants and five frontline teams across the UK developing and testing new ideas in their local contexts.

The guide and principles have been designed to be accessible to a range of people affected by this challenge. Download and use the outputs in your own work or feel free to share with colleagues and your wider networks.

You can find out more about this project, including the learning published so far, on the Q Lab website.