We realist there is a huge variation between mental health trusts/health boards in how they can identify patients for this study; we are happy to take a pragmatic, flexible approach.
Patients can be identified using ICD10 coding, free text searching on the electronic patient record (EPR) for the physical health conditions listed on the data collection spreadsheet (tab 4) or via the pharmacy records for prescriptions of the listed medications (also tab 4). Patients who were acutely unwell and who were transferred to secondary acute care may be identifiable from transfer record /discharge destination on the EPR. Those who died (from a physical health condition) should be recorded on the central records. If the ways which we have suggested are not practicable for you locally, please get in touch with us so we can find a solution that works for you.