Invitation to join WHO’s Global Clinical Practice Network for ICD-11 Mental and Behavioural Disorders
The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently developing the next version of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), scheduled for publication in 2015. The Psychiatric Association of Thailand has already made a contribution to the ICD revision by participating in the WHO-WPA Global Survey of psychiatrists’ Attitudes Towards Mental Disorders Classification. The main international results of this study were published in World Psychiatry, provided important initial input to help inform the content and structure of the ICD-11 chapter on Mental and Behavioural Disorders.
WHO has requested our organization’s further assistance in the ICD-11 development process, by participating in the internet-based field studies of the proposed diagnostic guidelines for ICD-11 Mental and Behavioural Disorders.
Specifically, you are invited to register as a part of the Global Clinical Practice Network (GCPN) – an international and multilingual network of over 6000 mental health and primary care professionals. As part of the GCPN, you will be asked to provide information and feedback to WHO based on your clinical experience, expertise and knowledge. This is of vital importance to ensuring that the new classification of Mental Health and Behavioural Disorders in the ICD-11 is clinically useful, easy to use, accurate and globally applicable.
If you choose to participate, you may be asked to review materials, offer feedback about ideas or concepts that WHO is developing, or participate in specific types of field studies, available in multiple languages, based on your own professional interests and areas of expertise. The information you provide will inform WHO’s decisions about the content and structure of the new classification system, as well as how that information will be presented to different users.
Registration for the GCPN takes only a few minutes to complete, and is available in eight languages (Spanish, French, English, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Chinese and German). Once registered in the GCPN, you will receive on-line study requests no more than once a month, and each study will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. You will never be asked to identify any of your patients and your responses will be kept confidential and secure. Data will be analyzed in aggregate form and used exclusively for the purpose of ICD-11 development.
By registering for the GCPN and participating in the internet-based studies, you will be engaging in a truly international process that will help ensure the clinical utility, reliability, accuracy and global applicability of the diagnostic guidelines presented in the ICD-11 Chapter on Mental Health and Behavioral Disorders. Your input is vital, so we encourage you to register and participate in this important project.
To register for WHO’s Global Clinical Practice Network, please click on the link below, or paste it into your internet browser:
Thank you for your participation and support in this important project.
Dr. Yongyud Wongpiromsarn
President, Psychiatric Association of Thailand
Dr. Geoffrey M. Reed
Senior Project Officer
Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (MER/MSD)
World Health Organization