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Care Quality Commission looks ahead as last 'Count me in' census is published

 

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Care Quality Commission looks ahead as last 'Count me in' census is published

The Care Quality Commission has published the results of the final “Count me in” census about the ethnicity of mental health inpatients, and calls for organisations beyond the healthcare sector to help improve mental health and well-being among black and minority ethnic (BME) groups.

Greater understanding is needed about the factors that lead to the variations that exist between the proportions of some ethnic groups on mental health wards, says CQC. Early intervention is vital to reduce the need for admitting people to hospital.

Mental health services have a key role, but collaborative working is needed between statutory agencies and other organisations in the healthcare sector and also outside the sector, such as education authorities, police authorities, the criminal justice system, primary care services, voluntary organisations and BME community groups. More ……