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15. HTAS Standards for Home Treatment Teams

The home treatment team accreditation program of the Royal College of Psychiatrists College Centre for Quality  was first mentioned in post # 13. It has  now been successfully piloted and the First Edition was published in February 2013. The standards … Continue reading

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14 Guidance statement on fidelity and best practices for crisis resolution and home treatment teams UK

guidance-on-fidelity-for-crisis-services-ukThis 2006 document developed by NIMHE-National Institute of Mental Health for England and the Department of Health has some useful ideas that would apply to intensive home treatment teams in other countries. Useful suggestions include ensuring that the team does … Continue reading

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13. Home Treatment Accreditation Scheme

Assertive Community Treatment Teams have recognized program standards by which fidelity to the model can be judged. As far as I am aware , nothing like this has been available for intensive home treatment teams , until now. The staff … Continue reading

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12. Expanded guidelines for crisis resolution and home treatment teams

This publication draws on  research and experience in the North Birmingham area  West Midlands CRHT Network expanded guidelines It is a useful practical publication about developing  crisis resolution and home treatment teams  which expands on the original 2001 guidelines; Dr John Hoult is one … Continue reading

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11. How is intensive home treatment an alternative to inpatient care?

Even though intensive home treatment  is  specifically designed to replace inpatient treatment ,there is almost no discussion -and certainly no research-about how exactly how it works in that regard. What functions of inpatient treatment does it replace? Which  elements of intensive home treatment are … Continue reading

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10. Medicines Management in Intensive Home Treatment Teams

The  way in which psychotropic medicines are managed in home treatment teams is vital to their success in keeping patients out of hospital. Because of the novel and unique nature of these services, the usual hospital based rules don’t always … Continue reading

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9. Social systems intervention and crisis resolution: a ” how to do it guide” based on work of Paul Polak

One of the key elements  of intensive home treatment is social systems intervention. This is necessary because many crises that lead to admission ( called the “referral crisis” in these papers) are triggered by life events and changes in the various social … Continue reading

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8.The other book on intensive home treatment

” Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment in Mental Health” edited by Sonia Johnson, Justin Needle, Jonathan P. Bindman and Graham Thornicroft , published in 2008 by Cambridge University Press is an excellent comprehensive guide. It is written from a British … Continue reading

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7. The English ” template” for intensive home treatment teams: The 2001 Department of Health Mental Health Policy Impementation Guide

As Gyles Glover and Sonia Johnson outline in the book ” Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment in Mental Health” : in England , in the early 1990’s, community mental health teams were the main providers of emergency intervention in the community. … Continue reading

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6. Transforming Mental Health Care: Assertive outreach and crisis resolution in practice

This 2004 Sainsbury Centre report pulls together some of the lessons learned from a number of sites across England in setting up assertive outreach ( same as assertive community treatment teams) and crisis resolution teams ( ie intensive home treatment … Continue reading

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