New website to help clinicians integrate physical and mental healthcare:
Four medical royal colleges have launched a new website giving health professionals easy access to clinical resources to support the provision of integrated physical and mental health care.
A strong body of evidence shows that mental illness is associated with poor physical health. People with mental illness die on average 5-10 years younger than the general population, and people with medical unexplained symptoms account for around 20% of new presentations in primary care. Yet it can be hard for clinicians to find the right information to help them address these issues.