Editorial by Sarah Mehta

Sarah has a varied background in health writing and developing materials for patient, professional and commissioner audiences, and now supports the NHiS team with their activities. Sarah initially worked as a medical writer for physician audiences and then moved to the voluntary sector with roles at the MS Society and Sense About Science focused on communicating evidence based medicine and research to the public in creative ways. Having developed an interest in neurological conditions, Sarah joined Neurological Commissioning Support (NCS) and was responsible for marketing, communications and digital activities aimed at engaging NHS commissioners. Much of her work has involved meeting patients and professionals to better understand the challenges they experience in staying well / keeping their patients well. More recently Sarah completed a certificate in science communication at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. During that time she guest blogged for a number of organisations including the World Health Organization and she also currently writes for the British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

Network events promote mental health parity agenda

May 20th 2016 Healthcare News

Network events promote mental health parity agenda

Our Regional Mental Health Commissioning Network events have been running for 5 years to help facilitate the goals captured by the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health at a local level.

published by Sarah Mehta


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...published by Sarah Mehta

May 19th 2016Healthcare News

Mental health in dementia patients costs £500 million a year

Mental health in dementia patients costs £500 million a year

In our blogs this week we are exploring the importance of developing models of care which integrate physical and mental health. Joined-up care is essential for people with long-term conditions like dementia who have myriad needs.

published by Sarah Mehta


May 18th 2016Healthcare News

Why good data must underpin mental health care

Why good data must underpin mental health care

Ambitious new models of care which integrate mental and physical healthcare are being spearheaded by the NHS Vanguards as part of the NHS Five Year Forward View. But how effective will service redesign be without in depth mental health data at its core?

published by Sarah Mehta


May 17th 2016Healthcare News

NHS vanguards leading mental health integration

NHS vanguards leading mental health integration

The NHS Vanguards are rapidly gathering momentum to transform and integrate mental healthcare.

published by Sarah Mehta


May 16th 2016Healthcare News

No health without mental health

No health without mental health

In his new role as NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health, Professor Tim Kendall has highlighted the unprecedented opportunity to ensure parity between mental health and physical health.

published by Sarah Mehta


April 29th 2016Commissioning Excellence

Improving outcomes for people with MS

Improving outcomes for people with MS

This MS Awareness Week the MS Trust is highlighting the need for fair and equitable services for people with MS following their survey of 2000 people which shows there is a growing disparity in the care on offer.

published by Sarah Mehta


April 22nd 2016Healthcare News

Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2016: Good practice in commissioning and the clinic

Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2016: Good practice in commissioning and the clinic

Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2016 brings focus to not just Parkinson’s but other movement disorders and the people affected by them.

published by Sarah Mehta


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