Mental Health and CHD

NTW, TEWV and Cumbria partnership have worked together with the NE&C Mental Health and Cardiology Network task and finish group to develop Guidelines for the Management of QTc Prolongation in Adults prescribed antipsychotics.

This work was initiated following a recognition that patients with a Serious Mental Illness are experiencing significant side effects to medicines they are prescribed which may create an increased risk of arrhythmias and premature death.

The joint working group has also raised awareness amongst CVD, cardiology and Mental Health teams and practitioners on the benefits of collaborative working.

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