Friday, July 24, 2009

Patient Acts Likes Leaping Tiger In Mental Health Trust


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Strobist
Originally uploaded by tdub303


Staff Were Eaten !

Patient Breaks through Straitjacket . Staff Were Eaten .

"Police will investigate when they come out of hiding in the local dustbins"

Said a Sergeant Hunter peering from under a lid ..


See Film Below Photoshop Tutorial

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Choken The Broken Speaks At Highcroft Hospital On The Borderline

NOTE : Original Survey Film Shown Above

The One Showing Highcroft Material Is Below That


Remember - Oh Great Readership - if it applies -

To do the UK Wide Personality Disorder Spectrum User Led Survey



Friday, July 10, 2009

Purple Bunny De Bunnington Supports Mental Health UK Wide Personality Disorder Survey

81 Users Inputed already ! To Do The UK Wide Personality Disorders Spectrum Survey See The LINK

To Do the UK Wide Personality Disorders Spectrum Survey click the link



Latest News : UK Wide Personality Disorder Spectrum Survey Numbers (81)


By UserWatch Correspondents

Figures just in from the UK Wide Personality Disorder Spectrum Online Survey show that 81 Service Users with part of the PD spectrum of problems have inputed into it .

The PD Spectrum includes "co-morbid" conditions like : Post Traumatic Stress , Complex Post Trauma, Dissociative Identity Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorders.

The Independent User Led And Created Survey creates options for people to pick those PD spectrum descriptions which have been placed on them. It also asks them to identify NHS Trusts where they have been treated in the country . It asks about the quality of their care and what they might want as a form or forms of help .

The survey will be shared finally with the Care Quality Commission and other bodies - it will also be made publically available as an example of something that Users in the community created and ran .. As perhaps at least initially one of a kind, it will serve as a template and pathfinder for other surveys and it can be improved on and followed up in different ways .

Although we cannot report fully on the survey's findings we can say there are significant spikes and trends appearing in terms of reported quality of care across the UK .

The survey is still running and it was started on May 27th so it is not even 2 months old yet.

The survey can still be done CLICK HERE

Friday, July 03, 2009

The NHS Financial Warp Drive - Fuelled by CRES


NHS Trusts are not very forthcoming about where and how they generate Cash Release Efficiency Savings (CRES) . We at UserWatch are aware that some of those (CRES) have been accruing as eventual NHS Foundation Trust "surpluses"....

CRES can be generated by several means and not just "demand management" which pans out at rationing patient care . That for sure is one method though .

Other methods are negotiating supplies of drugs more cheaply and another is negotiating other supplies like power more cheaply .

Income can also be generated on attracting patients into a special areas of care and treatments should FT Trusts be good at that .

CRES can be generated by saving the money on Payment By Results tariff's being applied per case and since cases have averaged out costs if a Trusts can come in under that, cash is released as "efficient" savings....

We hope to dig in more on this later as information about specific Trust's financial habits develops .