Recommendation ID
Activities and occupations on inpatient wards:- For people receiving adult mental health hospital care, what activities and occupations do service users want when staying on inpatient wards?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- Qualitative research and experience surveys suggest that many service users find there are insufficient activities and occupations available to them when staying on an inpatient ward. However, little is known about what service users want and how to improve the experience of care.
This question should be answered by a qualitative study to identify what activities and occupations service users want on inpatient wards. This would include service users currently on inpatient wards as well as those who have left. This would allow a future cluster randomised trial evaluating the inclusion of occupations and activities preferred by the service users compared with standard care.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Service user experience in adult mental health: improving the experience of care for people using adult NHS mental health services
Date issued
December 2011

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No