This title was first published in 2000: This work has its origins in a three-year research project initially entitled, "Do SEMI Registers Make a Difference?" and known, for short, as the SEMI Register Project. The research project was designed to monitor and evaluate the introduction of registers for people with severe and enduring mental illness (SEMI) in general practices across the Wirral. In the context of this discussion, and within the framework of the mental health and social care reforms currently being introduced, key issues in the targeting agenda include: definitional issues surrounding the term "SEMI"; practical and methodological concerns about how people with SEMI are to be identified and targeted; interface issues relating to multi-disciplinary working between primary and secondary care; issues concerning the evidence-base for risk management policies and strategies; the role of training in effective targeting; reflection on the potential consequences of targeting policies and initiatives; and the meaningful involvement of service users from all sections of society.
Part 1: Setting the Scene. 1. Targeting in Mental Health Services: The Policy Context. 2. Mental Health Inquiries, Maggie Clifton and David Duffy. 3. 'Serious Mental Illness' - The Language of Moral Panic, William Spence. Part 2: Perspectives on Targeting. 4. A Psychiatrist's Perspective, Ian Davidson. 5. A Social Services' Perspective, Helen Sumner. 6. A General Practitioner's Perspective, Robert Wyn Edwards. 7. A Service User's Perspective, Paul Golding. Part 3: Research Studies in Targeting. 8. Identifying the Needs of People with Severe Enduring Mental Illness: A Population Approach, Ann Hoskins. 9. Matching Resources to Care Needs: Targeting People with Severe Mental Illness in Health and Social Services, Peter Huxley, Siobhan Reilly and Eva Robinshaw. 10. Mental Health Registers in Primary Care: A Case Study in Service Targeting, Wally Barr and Lesley Cotterill. Part 4: Targeting Initiatives. 11. Targeting Mental Health Services for Minority Ethnic Groups, Gurch Randhawa. 12. Targeting: The Role of Training. 13. The Management of Mental Health in Primary and Secondary Care, Mark Agius and John Butler. 14. Team Working: From Theory to Practice, Vimal Kumar Sharma. 15. Establishing Mental Health Registers in General Practice, Robin Williams. 16. Assessing and Managing Risk in People with Severe Mental Illness, John Butler and Gary Lees.
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