Policy paper which seeks to contribute to an ongoing debate about how best to use health and social care resources to achieve the best possible outcomes in difficult financial circumstances.
The description of care trusts as either the ‘vanguard’ of integrated organisations or a ‘lost tribe’ was made by the former Chief Executive of a care trust at an HSMC learning event soon after their creation. It nicely captures the mixed views of care trusts as either the cutting edge of integration between health and social care or as a band of individuals and organisations that have happened upon a clumsy structural solution as a way of shielding themselves from other agendas.
This paper has been developed by Family Rights Group on behalf of the Kinship Care Alliance. It sets out the current context for family and friends carers, our concerns about their circumstances and our recommendations.
Resource that provides a list of policy reports on the subject of dementia in Scotland.
Provides user abstracts that give practitioners and others easy access to research results. Most user abstracts are based on Campbell reviews, but some are based on other high-quality systematic reviews. The resource presents the findings of the reviews in a plain language, and focuses on information relevant to practitioners and decision makers, for example, people who need the research evidence in order to make the best decisions concerning other peoples welfare. Topics include domestic violence, children, crime, mental health and older people.
Paper arguing that the management structure and culture of the NHS in England often acts as an impediment to innovation and the introduction of new ideas which may benefit patients and offering suggestions as to how this situation can be improved.
Report demonstrating how intermediate care services for people with common mental health problems who have greater support needs than primary care can satisfactorily meet can be developed. It shows how to assess the need for such a service, plan and set up a team and evaluate the impact of intermediate care.
Paper advocating some first steps in reforming primary care in prisons in England so that the UK Government's policy of 'equivalence', whereby prisoners receive health care in prison which is equivalent to that they would receive outside, can be better achieved.
Paper exploring black and ethnic minorities experiences of using mental health services in England which research has shown is different to that of the rest of the population. It argues that improving mental health services for black and minority ethnic people could both improve outcomes and lessen financial costs.
From April 2009, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will be the new independent regulator of health and adult social care services across England. This policy sets out how the CQC intend to use their enforcement powers to protect the health, safety and welfare of people who use health and social care services, and to improve the quality of these services.