PLEASE NOTE: The following documents have been donated by teams who are willing to share their experiences, expertise and knowledge. Please be aware that a considerable amount of time and effort has gone into the production of these documents and if you are planning to use them within your own organisation they should be referenced appropriately within your individual Trust Policies or Procedures. This is particularly important where the documents are copyright under intellectual copyright. If you are planning to use these documents in developing and producing work for any national or international organisation e.g. CSIP, NICE, National Prescribing Centre, Department of Health NIMHE etc. the author and/or organisation must be contacted to obtain their permission prior to use and where permission is given the correct attribution must be given.
It is worth remembering that although we can try to put as much useful stuff here as possible, it is up to you to use it as best you can. We can't do that for you! However, having this here should make anything you do easier, quicker and probably better quality. If you don't agree, send us some improvements! The date of being put on the website, or major update, appears after the description.
Documents here have been donated, but being here doesn't mean it is UKPPG approved nor of any minimum standard. View everything with a grateful but critical and discerning eye. Different areas, cultures, histories and services will require different approaches so one size does not fit all. All have been checked for viruses using your webmaster's checker, but we would strongly advise you to ensure you have good virus protection as well. We've used PDF and RTF documents where possible to help protect you.
Also please remember, this page is free, but is paid for by the UKPPG (both in time and money). £20 isn't much to pay, joining is dead easy (please visit membership application), and the more paid-up members we have, the more powerful our status as a speciality when negotiating nationally. For your Chairman or other committee members to be able to point out to e.g. the RPSGB, NSF implementation body, Crown review etc. that (s)he represents an organisation of 450 paid-up members, adds enormous credibility and weight. If all pharmacists working in mental health joined, we'd have almost as many members as the College of Pharmacy Practice!
"Acrobat reader": Some documents on some sites may need Adobe Acrobat reader. This is a free programme that can easily and safely be downloaded onto your PC by visiting the Acrobat site and following the instructions.
Ian Maidment has put together (in 2008) a comprehensive overview of research and how to obtain funding, which may be very useful (click here for the review).
We would like to thank the following people for donating items to this page (there are more than this, but I only started this in 2001):
Ian Maidment (numerous times), Diane Booth, Stephen Bazire (numerous), Jenny Day, Lynn Haygarth, Dave Branford (numerous), Graham Newton (numerous), Angela Tettersell, Juliet Shepherd, Alan Pollard, John Woolven, Marianne Van-De-Lisle, Diane Booth, Jane Riley (numerous), Ann Hyatt, Teresa Catherall, Lynn Haygarth (numerous times), Lee Furniss, Anees Al-Mushadani, Judy Longworth, Stephen Guy, Cathy Willan, Jules Sutherland, Caroline Parker (numerous times), Sonia Ramdour (several), Miriam Wilcher, Paul Hardy, Ray Lyon (numerous), Janet Howell (numerous) etc.