NHS England has started to publish NHS health data which can be downloaded and used under an Open Government License.
The Hospital Episode Statistics Mental Health Minimum Datasets report summary statistics make for interesting reading. Approximately 1.29 million service users for adult mental health services were identified.
An updated Cochrane review of mobile phone messaging reminders to attend clinic appointments. The reviewers conclude that there is evidence that text messages are as effective as phone call reminders and more effective than either no reminders or letters. However the reviewers call for more research in the form of randomised trials.
A recent audit of memory clinics by the Royal College of Psychiatrists shows a four-fold increase in the number of people attending memory clinics since 2011.
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