Did you know?

  • Depression increases the risk of mortality by 50% and doubles the risk of coronary heart disease in adults
  • People with mental health problems, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, die on average 16-25 years sooner than the general population
  • People with learning disabilities are less likely to receive regular health checks, mainstream screening and public health programmes
  • Poor mental health and wellbeing are associated with health risk behaviours such as smoking, alcohol, drug misuse and diet.

We are committed to:

  • improving the physical health of our patients
  • reducing physical healthcare incidents that lead to harm
  • improving the recognition of the deteriorating patient
  • improving the management of long term health conditions e.g. diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Our physical health care team delivers training and gives advice to staff on key physical health care issues. The team also provides information and guidance for staff and patients on common physical healthcare procedures and undertakes audits of practice to ensure good standards are maintained.


Find out more about how we look after your physical healthcare if you're a patient in one of our hospitals.