A spokesman for Mersey Care said: "We are aware of incidents involving service users
at Aintree and we are conducting an ongoing review into the circumstances leading up them alongside colleagues from the Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Involving service users
and caregivers in design and implementation of mental health training has the potential to improve quality of care, as demonstrated by studies in high-income countries (Byas et al., 2003; Emanuel, Fairclough, Slutsman, & Emanuel, 2000).
They address the development of UK services; the current state of services for older people and people with mental health problems, physical impairments, and learning difficulties; interagency collaboration; supporting people with long-term conditions; challenging discrimination; involving service users
and patients in decisions about their own care; and supporting carers.
involving service users
in service design and care planning
The paper also reinforces the importance of involving service users
and carers in the review and highlights the need to tackle stigma and discrimination, as well as calling for eating disorders to have a stronger presence in general mental health policy.
The importance of involving service users
and carers in the education of health and social care professionals has been well documented (Levin, 2004).
The centre also achieved the best possible outcome of full CQC compliance, with expected standards met in all six areas of inspection - respecting and involving service users
, care and welfare, co-operating with other providers, safeguarding people who use services from abuse, supporting workers, and assessing and monitoring the quality of service provision.
The garden, above, was created by the Everyone Belongs Partnership, a joint venture involving service users
from the Ebenezer Community Resource Base, children from Ysgol Gymraeg Trelyn and members of Ebenezer Church.
- Involving service users
and User-Led Organisations (ULOs) in the design and delivery of personal budgets programmes
* Challenging stigma and discrimination, challenging the language used to define others, the labels we use to describe others who differ from us, and the way the media report incidents involving service users
can shape how service users are treated in the community.
Mario Kreft Honorary chief executive Mario Kreft said: "We're still seeing some quite irrational behaviour by social service departments as they try to balance budgets without fully involving service users
, care providers and the social care workforce.
* pounds 3,000 to the Fulcrum Medical Practice fs or an allotment project involving service users