Historical Perspectives on ‘antisocial personality disorder’ and ‘moral insanity’

This conference is a collaboration between an ESRC funded project called ‘Cross disciplinary Perspectives on ‘Anti-social personality disorder’ and the: Centre for the History of the Emotions

When: Monday May 12th: 9-30 -> 5.00pm

Where: Queen Mary University of London

There is a fee  of £15 waged/ £0 unwaged;  places are limited so booking is essential.

Booking:  http://historyaspd.eventbrite.co.uk

Historical Perspectives on ‘anti-social personality disorder’ and ‘moral insanity’

This conference aims to explore the history of the highly contested diagnosis of ‘antisocial Personality disorder’.  This label has been used to describe individuals who have major problems with their lives and relationships with others. At their most extreme these difficulties can involve criminal offending, violence and other perverse and harmful behaviours. It is possible to trace histories of similar diagnoses (such as ‘moral insanity’, ‘feebleminded’ and ‘psychopathy’) over 200 hundred years. Despite descriptive similarities there have also been very marked differences in the way that the diagnoses have been conceived and treated.

The conference features speakers from Europe and North America. The key note is by Professor Nicole Rafter who has written extensively on the history of criminological research.

Other speakers:

Felix Schirmann (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

Emilia Musemeci (University of Catania, Italy)

Bolette Larsen (Lund University, Sweden)

Katariina Parhi (University of Oulu, Finland)

David W Jones (University of East London, UK)

This is the first event of a three year ESRC sponsored series: Cross Disciplinary Thinking about ‘Antisocial Personality Disorder’.

For more information about the series, contact Dr David W Jones (d.jones@uel.ac.uk)

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Emergence open day

I’d love you to advertise this first open day for service users and professionals affected by or working with personality disorder.

It is hosted by service user organisation Emergenceplus and is free for service users. Professionals pay £75.

Flyer here: Emergence Involvement in Action Day March 13th 2014 (small flyer)

Booking form here: Emergence Booking Form 2014 JP

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Summary of discussions – SLaM service user and carer advisory group for mood, anxiety & personality disorder services

Hello all,

The departments that manage the services at South London & Maudsely NHS Foundation Trust have ‘advisory groups’ where service users and carers come together to advise on and discuss developments.   The Mood, Anxiety & Personality department advisory group produces a brief summary of their discussions.  The purpose  is to let interested people know what is being discussed.  Please circulate as appropriate.

With best wishes,

Alice

Alice Glover

Patient & Public Involvement LeadMood Anxiety & Personality CAG and Psychological Medicine CAG
email:  alice.glover@slam.nhs.uk tel: 020 3228 0959
113 Denmark Hill |The Maudsley Hospital | Denmark Hill | London | SE5 8AZ

The Service User and Carer Advisory Group is part of the Mood, Anxiety & Personality (MAP) Clinical Academic Group – an organisational structure which manages services for mood, anxiety & personality disorder across the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). Most advisory Group members have experience of using mental health services or of being a family member/carer of someone who does. Other members include senior managers.  We meet every month and our aim is to keep the views of service users at the heart of all service developments and improvements. To make sure that people know what we are discussing in our meetings we have developed this short briefing sheet:

1)    Six service user/carer consultants were present at the November meeting, plus two Clinical Governance Project Officers, and the Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) Lead . Apologies were received from 7 service user/carer consultants and 4 staff members.

2)    Following our interest in the process of discharge, we have arranged to continue our discussions with the Lambeth head of pathway in December.  In January, we will also meet to discuss progress on the Southwark Discharge audit and recommendations to improve the implementation of the process.

3)    We heard that the workshop with staff and advisory group members to improve reception areas was productive.  Reception staff from all boroughs except Lewisham attended and action plans were developed.   We will be monitoring progress in this area, and identifying any actions that can be developed across the clinical academic group.  Group members found it interesting to hear the perspective of receptionists.

4)    We agreed that group members would visit teams to talk to them about the importance of getting and using feedback from service users.  Members that are interested in this work will first need to understand more about the current feedback system Patient Experience Data Intelligence Centre (PEDIC).  We highlighted the fact that questionnaires are just one way of getting feedback and more qualitative information can be gained through focus groups or user forums.

5)    4 members of our group and other service user consultants will join staff to visit services to check on quality.  3 members of the group have contributed to the development of the checklist which will be used.  The reviews will be reported back both to the advisory group and to management.

6)    We heard how the work to develop the personality disorder pathway has been on hold while the appointment of the new clinical director has been finalised.  The advisory group has asked to meet the new clinical director – Dr. Hugh Jones as soon as possible.

7)    A group member has been involved in the engagement work to understand more about people’s experience of services if they have a diagnosis of bi-polar disorder or recurrent depression. A series of focus groups are being held, but it has been agreed that the engagement will be ongoing as the work is developed.

8)    Advisory group members have been asked to try out the self assessment section of the new integrated health & social care assessment.

PDF here: Briefing Sheet November 2013


Mood, Anxiety & Personality Services – SLaM mental health service user and carer advisory group – summary of discussions – October 2013

Hello all,

The departments that manage the services at South London & Maudsely NHS Foundation Trust have ‘advisory groups’ where service users and carers come together to advise on and discuss developments.   The Mood, Anxiety & Personality (MAP) department advisory group produces a brief summary of their discussions.  The purpose  is to let interested people know what is being discussed.  Please circulate as appropriate.

PDF here: Briefing Sheet October 2013

With best wishes,

Alice

Alice Glover

Patient & Public Involvement LeadMood Anxiety & Personality CAG and Psychological Medicine CAG
email:  alice.glover@slam.nhs.uk tel: 020 3228 0959
113 Denmark Hill |The Maudsley Hospital | Denmark Hill | London | SE5 8AZ

Service User and Carer Advisory Group : 

Supporting people who use Services for Mood, Anxiety & Personality Disorders, through collaborative work with Service Managers

The Service User and Carer Advisory Group is part of the Mood, Anxiety & Personality (MAP) Clinical Academic Group – an organisational structure which manages services for mood, anxiety & personality disorder across the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). Most advisory Group members have experience of using mental health services or of being a family member/carer of someone who does. Other members include senior managers.  We meet every month and our aim is to keep the views of service users at the heart of all service developments and improvements. To make sure that people know what we are discussing in our meetings we have developed this short briefing sheet:

1)    Seven service user/carer consultants were present at the October meeting, plus the Clinical Governance Project Officer, the Manager for Lambeth Services, the Deputy Director, the Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) Lead and the Trust-wide Strategic Lead for PPI.  Apologies were received from 8 service user/carer consultants and 1 staff member.

2)    We are interested in the process of discharge to primary care. We discussed the need for vigilance when people discharge themselves from services and that some people will disengage from services when their relationships with care co-ordinators are problematic.  We will have a more detailed discussion about this.

3)    In response to our advice, the PEDIC feedback posters have been amended to clarify that PEDIC relates to patient satisfaction.  We hope that this will encourage more people to fill in the questionnaires.

4)    In terms of the Trust-wide involvement structure we generally agreed that it would be good to have clearer lines of accountability, but highlighted the need to maintain the structures and good relationships that have developed in the CAGS.

5)    As agreed at our last meeting, a small group met to devise some objectives to improve reception areas. This follows on from the recent visits that we have made to reception areas for the MAP community teams.  Our next step will be to hold a workshop in November for staff, service users and carers to develop some action plans for improvements.

6)    Group members will be accompanying staff to check on the quality of services.  Our first step is to contribute to the set of questions that will be used.  A small group of us will get together to review the proposed set of questions and make suggestions for amendments or additions.

7)    We heard that improvements to the pathway for people with personality disorder will be integrated into the programme for changes to adult mental health services in general. This will include increasing the capacity for community mental health teams to offer treatment.  We highlighted the need to identify and support people with this diagnosis at the earliest possible stage.

8)    Group members have been involved in the development of the recurrent depression and bi-polar disorder pathway.  Service user consultants will facilitate some focus groups to find out how people are experiencing services now.  The plan is to provide psycho education and develop a network of expertise and interest.


HIP HOP PSYCH Event 21st November

HIP HOP PSYCH

21st November 2013, 7pm – 9pm. ORTUS learning & events centre, 82-96 Grove Lane, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8SN

Co-Founded by Dr Akeem Sule & Dr Becky Inkster

“Demystifying mental illness through authentic beats and lyrics”

HHP Screens

Hip-hop culture is a powerful vehicle for raising awareness about mental health. It is rich with references to psychiatric illnesses that have not been explored, dissected and documented until now. HIP HOP PSYCH, co-founded by Dr Akeem Sule & Dr Becky Inkster, is the interface that links hip-hop with mental health.  Their medical credibility and authentic passion for hip-hop enables them to bridge this gap. They understand the culture, speak the language and want to share their knowledge in order to cultivate awareness and remove stigma surrounding mental health and hip-hop.

Although the lyrics of hip hop music are often associated with swearing, rapping about money and the exploitation of women, there are also rappers whose unfiltered narration goes beyond this by describing the harsh realities of their world and the coping mechanisms employed by some young people.  The music can be rich with references, for example, to addiction, psychosis, bipolar disorder and the effects of urbanicity, poor nutrition and destructive parental influences relating to childhood maltreatment in the absence of positive role models.  

For this event, HIP HOP PSYCH Co-Founders Dr Akeem Sule & Dr Becky Inkster will be focusing on dissecting and analysing a range of hip hop lyrics from different artists – such as Eminem, Tupac, Kendrick Lamar and J Cole – in order to demystify mental health.  In doing this they seek to disarm the boundaries between psychiatry, the humanities and hip-hop culture.  Their approach enables them to gain a deeper awareness into gang culture and allows them to get closer to the reality of the daily struggles and risk factors which people with mental health problems face.

The event will also feature a special performance by Key Changes. Key Changes provides music engagement and recovery services for young people and adults experiencing severe mental illnesses including psychosis, schizophrenia, bi polar and personality disorders. Their innovative approach draws on clinical therapeutic techniques and uses culturally relevant music activities and genres.

Twitter: @hiphopsych / Email: hiphopsych@gmail.com

Price: £15 per person. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. CLICK HERE to buy your tickets.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: You must be at least 16 to attend this event.


Mood, Anxiety & Personality Services – SLaM mental health service user and carer advisory group – summary of discussions – July 2013

Hello all,

The departments that manage the services at South London & Maudsely NHS Foundation Trust have ‘advisory groups’ where service users and carers come together to advise on and discuss developments.   The Mood, Anxiety & Personality (MAP) department advisory group produces a brief summary of their discussions.  The purpose  is to let interested people know what is being discussed.  Please circulate as appropriate.

With best wishes,

Alice

Alice Glover

Patient & Public Involvement LeadMood Anxiety & Personality CAG and Psychological Medicine CAG
email:  alice.glover@slam.nhs.uk tel: 020 3228 0959
113 Denmark Hill |The Maudsley Hospital | Denmark Hill | London | SE5 8AZ

 

Service User and Carer Advisory Group : Supporting people who use Services for Mood, Anxiety & Personality

Disorders, through collaborative work with Service Managers

The Service User and Carer Advisory Group is part of the Mood, Anxiety & Personality (MAP) Clinical Academic Group – an organisational structure which manages services for mood, anxiety & personality disorder across the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). Most advisory Group members have experience of using mental health services or of being a family member/carer of someone who does. Other members include senior managers. We meet every month and our aim is to keep the views of service users at the heart of all service developments and improvements. To make sure that people know what we are discussing in our meetings we have developed this short briefing sheet:

Seven service users, one carer consultant were present, plus SLaM PPI Lead, Dep. Director, Psychiatrist (Affective Disorders), Clinical Governance Proj. Officer, and Head of Nursing

Proposed merger of Kings Health Partners (KHP) Organisations– update circulated

Personality Disorder Pathway Development Group– valuable work to date will form the basis of developing some broad suggestions to take to the strategic executive management meeting with input from Advisory Group members.

MAP CAG services presentation – a review of current services and new developments, including winning the retender for the Improving Access to Psychological Services in Lambeth and Croydon; restructuring borough-based psychological therapy teams; decommissioning two unviable inpatient units; and increasing beds in the Anxiety Disorder Unit. We heard about the proposed forthcoming work to redevelop the assessment & treatment services.  Stakeholder feedback will be part of the process to help improve access, assessment, treatment and patient experience (including out-of-hours support).  There will be a restructure of day services and the introduction of ‘re-ablement’ services, working towards social inclusion, personal budgets, specialist reviews of medication for people in primary care, co-production of care plans, and easy access to crisis and support services for people in primary care

Bi-polar pathwayKarine Macritchie, the new SLaM Consultant Psychiatrist for Affective Disorders will be working with Professor Allan Young to improve and develop the care pathway for people with bi-polar disorder. The aim is to develop research and improve clinical programmes at the same time.  Service User/Carer participation will be vital as the local networks develop and focus groups are held.  Alice will co-ordinate this ongoing involvement work.  Our thanks to Karine, who is welcome to come back to the group for an update

Discharge Audit – should be completed in the next few months. Reception Audit– complete and recommendations will go to Governance Executive Meeting in September.

Service Development Updates –consultation and focus groups have contributed to the development of the Integrated Psychological Therapies quality indicators, and a new information leaflet has been drafted.

Feedback was received from the Trustwide Involvement Group, the Family and Carers Listening Event, the Recovery College and the recent Peer Support Event.  It was all encouraging and further derails can be obtained by asking Alice (see below)

It was agreed that it could be a useful idea to hold a cross CAG advisory group meeting for all members of the adult mental health service user and carer advisory groups.

PDF version here: Briefing Sheet July 2013


Application form: CRG patient and carer members

Overview

Clinical Reference Groups: Patient and Carer Member Recruitment – Application Page

Apply to be a Patient or Carer Member of a Clinical Reference Group (CRG)

NHS England has opened the second wave of recruitment for patient and carer members of its Clinical Reference Groups for 2013/14. See below for a full list of CRGs who are still recruiting members.

CRGs are responsible for providing NHS England with clinical advice regarding specialised services, and for the delivery of key ‘products’, such as service specifications and commissioning policies, which enable the NHS CB to commission services from specialist service providers through the contracting arrangements overseen by its Area Teams.

Above all, CRGs are driven by a commitment to ensure equity across specialised services. This means ensuring that patients who require treatment from any of the specialised services have equitable access to those services, regardless of where they live, and that each of the services is of the highest possible quality. CRGs are also at the forefront of the drive to spearhead innovation, working with clinical leaders, patients and suppliers to identify and promote best practice; scanning the horizon for new treatment approaches; and taking action to improve patient experience and outcomes in the NHS.

This is an exciting time to join a CRG, as they take their place within the new commissioning structures which have been introduced as a result of NHS reform. The accompanying Guide to CRGs and Information Pack for Patients and Carers will provide you with more, detailed information about their work; where they sit within the NHS CB structure, and what it means to be a patient and carer member of a CRG. If you are interested in applying to be a patient or carer member, you will also find an application form which you can complete online.

The closing date for applications in this second wave is 23:59 on 13 June 2013.

Each of the CRGs will have its own, dedicated page on the NHS CB website, where you will be able to find more information about the individual CRGs. These pages are currently being developed and will be available soon. In the meantime, you can find brief descriptions of each of the CRGs, and the services they cover, in the appendix attached to the rear of the CRG Guide.

The CRGs still recruiting are:

INTERNAL MEDICINE
A3 Specialised Endocrinology A13 Specialised Rheumatology
A5 Morbid Obesity Surgery A16 Specialised Imaging
A8 Specialised Colorectal Services A18 Heart and Lung transplantation
A10 Cardiac Surgery
A11 Pulmonary Hypertension
CANCER AND BLOOD
B1 Radiotherapy B10 Thoracic Surgery
B2 PET-CT B11 Upper GI Surgery
B4 Blood and Marrow Transplantation
B7 Infectious Diseases
MENTAL HEALTH
C1 Specialised Services for Eating Disorders C11 CAHMs Secure
C4 Specialised Mental Health Services for the Deaf MSD
C7 Tier 4 Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services
C8 Tier 4 Severe Personality Disorder Services (adults)
TRAUMA
D5 Stereotactic Radiosurgery D14 Complex Spinal Surgery
D6 Burn Care D15 Major Trauma
D10 Specialised Orthopaedic Services
D11 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
D12 Specialised Ophthalmology Services
WOMEN AND CHILDREN
E1 Medical Genetics E12 Fetal Medicine
E2 Paediatric Surgery E13 Multi System Disorder (MSD)
E4 Paediatric Cancer Services
E7 Paediatric Intensive Care
E10 Complex Gynaecology Services
E11 Specialised Maternity Services

You can find further information about CRGs in ‘Clinical Reference Groups for Specialised Services: A Guide for Stakeholders’ and in the Information Pack for Patient and Carer Members.

Both documents can be found athttp://www.commissioningboard.nhs.uk/ourwork/d-com/spec-serv/crg/

The recruitment process

  • You will receive an email acknowledgement when you submit your application online.
  • Applications will be shortlisted by a panel which will include members drawn from the following groups: CRG Chairs,  members of the NHS CB Patient and Public Voice team, the Patient and Public Engagement Steering Group or Department of Health Strategic Partners group (ensuring no conflict of interest), and commissioners.
  • Applications will be assessed against the experience and criteria listed in the Information Pack for Patient and Carer Members with a view to ensuring that at least one service user and one carer is on each CRG, where appropriate. Selection will be made on the basis of the content of the application form. There will not be an interview process, but references will be taken up for successful applicants.

For further information please go to Information Pack for Patient and Carer Members

The closing date for applications in this second wave is 23:59 on 13June 2013.

To access the application form, click on the ‘Online Survey’ link below.

Give Us Your Views

Online Survey

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