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Mental Health Discharge Summary collaboration

The Department of Health Informatics Directorate is working with specific clinical groups to facilitate coordination on topics that improve electronic communication towards more integrated care.

The Mental Health Discharge Summary project was facilitated by DHID working with the Royal College of Psychiatrists in order to create a standard discharge summary from mental health in-patient care to a GP. The approach involved the development of a collaboration website in order to generate rapid consensus and ensure transparency of the work undertaken and was designed to be adapted as the project matured.  

This project received lots of interest from the wider psychiatric community and moved forward with great momentum. Following a wide consensus and collaboration the final mental health discharge summary headings have been agreed and can be viewed on the site above.

 If you wish to you can browse the co site as a guest using the following guest logon and password:

Username: portal\guest0

Password: V1s1t0r

A document has been produced which gives an introduction, the project approach and the lessons learnt. You can view the document here (PDF, 107.2kB)

Thank you all for your contributions to this project. Should you have any queries regarding this project or any of the other projects being undertaken then please contact clinicalcontent@nhs.net.