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Bringing together physical and mental health

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Contents

Key messages 4

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Introduction 6

Rising levels of multi-morbidity 8

Inequalities in life expectancy 8

Psychological aspects of physical health 8

Medically unexplained symptoms 9

What does this report add? 10

Getting the basics right: integrated care from

a service user perspective 12

Taking a ‘whole person’ perspective 13

Communication and consultation skills 14

Co-ordination of care 15

Proactive care 16

Peer support and self-management 17

Support for family and carers 18

Section summary 19

The case for change: 10 areas where integration

is needed most 20

Priority 1: Incorporating mental health into public health

programmes 22

Priority 2: Promoting health among people with severe

mental illnesses 24

Priority 3: Improving management of medically unexplained

symptoms in primary care 26

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