Mental health Our work on mental health and mental health services Content Type Viewing: Our work Our work Publications Projects Blog posts Events Multimedia Press releases Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Report Funding and staffing of NHS mental health providers: still waiting for parity Our report finds that the spending gap between NHS acute hospitals and NHS mental health providers is widening. Report Quality improvement in mental health Quality improvement has a role to play in improving the quality of care in mental health services. Our report looks at what organisations need to do to implement a quality improvement approach effectively and the benefits this can bring. Report Mental health and new models of care: lessons from the vanguards This report argues that new care models and vanguards need to make more of opportunities to improve care through integrated approaches to mental health. Report Bringing together physical and mental health: A new frontier for integrated care Our report looks at the integration of physical and mental health. The authors discuss 10 areas that offer some of the biggest opportunities for improving quality and controlling costs. Blog Can we be aspirational about quality standards for mental health when resources are so tight? Joanna Goodrich considers the impact of NICE's aspirational guidance on the delivery of adult mental health care on patient-centred care. Blog We need to make our wards more friendly for people with dementia The report of the National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals 2011 has put a sharp focus on the care of people with dementia in hospitals. Video Jeremy Hughes: innovations in dementia care Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive, The Alzheimers Society, looks at some of the issues facing people with dementia and the innovations needed to help support sufferers and carers. Slideshow Tim Kendall: NICE patients' experience standards Professor Tim Kendall introduces the new NICE quality standards for mental health service user experience. Blog Lost and confused: improving hospital care for dementia patients After the CQC report on quality of care, Anna Dixon asks if acute hospitals are providing the right care for people with dementia. Slideshow Paul Gill: the value of psychiatric liaison services Dr Paul Gill explains what liaison psychiatry is and how it can help achieve better outcomes across secondary and acute points of care. Slideshow Hugh Griffiths: the mental health and physical health interface Dr Hugh Griffiths outlines the scale of the mental health challenge at present and looks at future developments around the implementation of the government's mental health strategy. Slideshow Alan Cohen and Andre Tylee: incorporating psychological therapies in the treatment of chronic conditions Dr Alan Cohen and Professor Andre Tylee explain how the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) programme has been helping treat chronic conditions. Audio Hugh Griffiths: improving health outcomes for people with long-term conditions Hugh Griffiths outlines the key themes of the government's mental health strategy for England and looks at how outcomes for people with physical and mental health conditions can be improved. Blog Who's paying for mental health services for young people? Sarah Jonas asks what effect will large scale cuts to local authority social care budgets have on child and adolescent mental health services. Completed project Mental health and long-term conditions: the cost of co-morbidity We worked with partners to review the research evidence on the extent of co-morbidities and their impact on the quality and cost of care. Blog Will the government's new mental health strategy succeed? If the government’s new mental health strategy is to have any force behind it, mental health needs to be fully reflected in the outcomes framework. Report How do quality accounts measure up? Findings from the first year This paper includes examples from 2009/10 quality accounts that show how the content and the presentation of information can vary. Based on these examples, we make recommendations for providers when they are developing and writing a quality account. Press release Radical changes to mental health services needed to cut costs and improve patient care, says new report A call to reduce the unnecessary use of hospital beds for patients with mental health problems who could be cared for in the community is among the recommendations in a new report published today. Video Mental health and the productivity challenge This video explores some of the work currently being done to improve productivity and patient care in mental health services in London. Report Mental health and the productivity challenge: Improving quality and value for money The King's Fund worked with Centre for Mental Health, Royal College of Psychiatrists and NHS Confederation's Mental Health Network to explore how mental health services could be delivered in a different and more cost-effective way. Completed project Mental health and the productivity challenge This project explored opportunities to re-design mental health services in order to improve productivity, but without sacrificing quality of care. Press release Dementia services and prison health care environments to be the focus of new improvement projects Health care environments for people with dementia are set to be improved as part of the next phase of The King's Fund's Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) programme. Chinese National Healthy Living Centre: Partners for Health in London case study Chinese National Healthy Living Centre case study for The King's Fund's Partners in Health project. Evidence and consultation New Horizons: Consultation response This paper is a response to the New Horizons consultation, which outlines the need for quality improvement in primary mental health care services. Got a question? Ask a librarianReading listInpatient mental health services reading list A selected list of references held by The King's Fund library. Reading listImproving access to mental health services reading list A selected list of references held by The King's Fund library. TopicGeneral practice: Our work on GPs and general practiceReading listIntegrated approaches to mental health A selected list of references held by The King's Fund library.