Seminar Series: The Impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health Services, London, UK. Professor Helen Killaspy. Zoom Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
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Helen, I'm interested in how well the designated Mental Health A&E/Psych Assessment service is operating and what has been learned abut how to do this well?
Where is the guidance that you have benn inputting to published?
are all teams in UK seeing people in person when essential or are some retreating completely to sedentary services?
Are crisis teams regularly working at home? Thank you
hi Helen - could you elaborate on the practical steps to help people comply with self isolation requirements in a non- authoritarian way please?
You mentioned on-going research on COVID 19 in Rehab settings: what has been the incidence of COVID in MH residential settings in England?
Have you developed plans on how COVID might reduce workforce available to support clients, and ways to mitigate that? (e.g. what happens when workforce start getting COVID, and there's reduced capacity to support clients?)
I see you got 6 weeks clozapine out to monthly patients- do they then get 4 weeks a time and keep a two week buffer quantity? What are your thoughts on maybe giving stable patients a larger quantity?
What do you think about specific covid-psychaitric inpatient / outpatient services ?
Is it possible for the guidance from your Trust on PPE and infection control be sent out to this group Lesley
have you received additional budget for your services
Some of our managers seem to believe that if you cannot see staff in the office they are not working. Are you having to deal with somewhat traditional approaches to managing staff?
What is the UK planning for mental health services in the recovery phase of COVID-19, are there additional services plan?
Do you have a sense of the number of people in the client cohort who have the ability to connect to services online? What considerations are being made for those who don't have this access?
Apologies if I missed this earlier, but what approaches are you using to manage/contain (safety-net) multimorbidity which I assume is as ubiquitous in your patients as ours in WA
Do you know what is happening at inpatient unit level to mitigate the effects of social distancing-closure of community areas of ward, cancellation of leave off ward etc-which are providing a generally less therapeutic environment? ; and what are the guidelines there for PPE for inpatient staff working with non Covid patient s when performing regular tasks requiring closer physical contact than 2m eg managing medications, vital obs etc given the limited supply?
how is the relationship/partnership between public and private care: are there transfers of patients from overloaded public units to private ones in England?
They used to grumble the same about staff not being in the office goofing off when widespread home visiting was being innovated
John & Luis, will you circulate link to the recording for this session? thanks so much for this opportunity!
Thank you everyone
Thank you all, stay safe