Charlie Brooker retains a keen interest in the delivery of healthcare into probation services. This interest has been intensified by the recent Government reforms of the NHS and Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) which has seen the privatisation of low/medium risk probation clients. CCGs still continue to ignore probation in their plans. Click here to see the recent paper on this topic.
Charlie Brooker has been working with Professor Martin Brown (York University) on staff memories of the old psychiatric asylums. The pilot interviews are being conducted and reveal serious concerns about the capacity of modern mental health services to intervene with those with long-term serious mental health problems who require residential care. An editorial on the topic was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Click here to see this paper.
Charlie Brooker and colleagues from IHWUK have recently published an evidence-based paper on an idela staffing model for healthcare in police custody. This is timely given the CQC’s new role (from April 2016) in quality assurance in this field. Click here for more information.
Charlie Brooker has a strong interest in the work of Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) and mental health. He published a recent paper showing that 40% of all attendees are known to mental health services. Click here for more information.
He has re-analysed the adult psychiatric morbidity study data to show risk factors for mental health that SARCs staff should be aware of, this paper has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Charlie Brooker, Martin Brown and Karen Tocque have been re-examining progress with implementation of the 2008 CPA Guidance which states that all those seen under the CPA should be assessed for their experience of sexual violence and abuse once staff are appropriately trained. The paper (click here to download) shows that in the seven years since 2008, progress has been lamentably slow and we call for mandatory reporting on this issue to the HSCIC; more training; and better local audit of this activity in local Mental Health Trusts.