Medical Record Collation

Unveiling the Surge in Mental Health Cases

Published Date: 23rd August 2023

The recent BBC piece entitled “Mum fears NHS trust cover-up over Cambridgeshire suicides review“, which chronicles a mother’s apprehensions regarding the management of mental health instances in adolescent individuals by the NHS after her daughter tragically took her own life, has inspired us to write a blog analysing the increase in mental health cases in the UK.

The Rising Tide of Mental Health Cases

The tumultuous events of recent years have ushered in a new era of mental health awareness. The pandemic, social isolation, climate and economic uncertainty, as well as political unrest have collectively catalysed a surge in mental health cases across the globe. The UK is no exception, as evidenced by the sobering statistics presented in the Cambridgeshire Live article entitled “Hundreds of children hospitalised by mental health conditions and self-harm every year in Cambs“.

According to the article, the Cambridgeshire region has witnessed a substantial increase in children’s mental health cases, with a reported rise of 28% in a single year. The implications of this increase are far-reaching, underscoring the urgent need for advanced tools and strategies to effectively manage this escalating crisis.

Unveiling Real Insights: How MRC Makes a Difference

Here at MRC, our reputation as a sorting and collation service with expertise in summarising the complexity of mental health cases means that we have seen the number of mental health cases we receive triple in volume since 2019.

At the heart of our service lies the ability to identify patterns, correlations and risk factors that play a pivotal role in understanding the nuances of mental health conditions. Through meticulous analysis of medical records, we provide legal professionals with a comprehensive view of a patient’s journey, shedding light on potential triggers, familial predispositions and treatment outcomes.

Our commitment to excellence extends beyond data processing. We understand that each case is unique and requires a personalised touch. MRC’s team of skilled professionals with specialisms in mental health meticulously sifts through medical records, drawing connections that can be easily overlooked. This human touch, coupled with our state-of-the-art technology, results in a synergy that sets us apart.

Making Life Easy for Solicitors and Experts

Mental health cases can be particularly complex due to the volume of paperwork as well as the intricacies of the notes and records involved.

The insights provided by MRC helps to focus solicitor and expert time, giving them a road map to informed decision-making. Armed with our comprehensive analyses, they can determine the extent and severity of their claimant’s mental health more quickly and develop strategies that directly address the intricate challenges posed by their case.

By collaborating with MRC, legal professionals gain access to our highly experienced and specialised team. Our insights provide a panoramic view of a patient’s medical history, allowing for assessment of merit to be completed more quickly by both the solicitor and their experts.

For more information about how we can assist you with your medical records, visit our services page here.

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