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Personality disorder services in England: findings from a national survey

Dale, O., Sethi, F., Stanton, C., Evans, S., Barnicot, K. ORCID: 0000-0001-5083-5135, Sedgwick, R., Goldsack, S., Doran, M., Shoolbred, L., Samele, C., Urquia, N., Haigh, R. and Moran, P. (2017). Personality disorder services in England: findings from a national survey. BJPsych Bull, 41(5), pp. 247-253. doi: 10.1192/pb.bp.116.055251

Abstract

Aims and method: We aimed to evaluate the availability and nature of services for people affected by personality disorder in England by conducting a survey of English National Health Service (NHS) mental health trusts and independent organisations.

Results: In England, 84% of organisations reported having at least one dedicated personality disorder service. This represents a fivefold increase compared with a 2002 survey. However, only 55% of organisations reported that patients had equal access across localities to these dedicated services. Dedicated services commonly had good levels of service use and carer involvement, and engagement in education, research and training. However, a wider multidisciplinary team and a greater number of biopsychosocial interventions were available through generic services.

Clinical implications: There has been a substantial increase in service provision for people affected by personality disorder, but continued variability in the availability of services is apparent and it remains unclear whether quality of care has improved.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors This is an open-access article published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2020 10:28
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/24564
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