Posted by Anonymous
CC: PHC I think PHC implementing some sort of routine treatment programme can only be a good thing. More stricter routine and regulation of what people particpate in can only help them, plus further more advanced education making people aware of mental health issues they face. The fact that these things weren't mandatory on the day ward is causing them (and patients) a problem. Patients there need to be forced into a constructive educational routine (classroom) and activities whether they like it or not, with no structured plan or strategy, patients can't attain any positive results in treatment. IMHO every patient should have a personal action plan, forcing them to take responsibility for their treatment, where they identify issues they face (self awareness) and implementing solutions that improve their health, that way the framework is more flexible and caters to each individual and the increased probability they will see beneficial results. To say that all patients should take responsibility for their health (off the bat) as some top NHS directors have claimed recentely is irresponsible. What patients need are plans and goals, the PHC day ward has none of these. They (patients) can't do it for themselves otherwise they wouldn't be there.