primary care

The shape of primary care in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Report describing the structure of primary care services in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the population they care for. It also looks at what these services do and their capacity to respond to population health needs. Finally, it highlights future challenges facing primary health care services.

The neglected majority : developing intermediate mental health care in primary care

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.

Improving services and support for older people with mental health problems

Report reviewing the services available to older people with mental health problems and making a series of recommendations on how these can be improved.

Getting the basics right : developing a primary care mental health service in prisons (Policy paper 7)

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.

Delivering the Government's mental health policies : services, staffing and costs

Report presenting the findings of a research project which aimed to identify the specification and costing of a mental health service for England which delivers the UK Government's key policy objectives for mental health as set out in the National Service Framework for Mental Health.

Evaluation of inequalities, gender sensitivity and primary care mental health pilot work in south west Glasgow

Report providing an evaluation of pilot work to integrate an understanding of inequalities in general and gender inequality in particular into the developing services of the South-West Community Health and Social Care Partnership. It addresses key questions about the pilot work and offers a baseline for the development of a methodology for further evaluations of inequality and gender sensitive practice in mental health service provision.

What forms of support are effective for family carers of people with dementia? (Outline 12)

Paper looking in some detail at the evidence for psychosocial support as an effective method of support for family carers caring for a family member with dementia.

Living well with dementia : a National Dementia Strategy

UK Government strategy offering a strategic framework within which local services in England can make quality improvements to dementia services and tackle health inequalities. Practical advice, guidance and support for health and social care commissioners and providers in the planning, development and monitoring of services is provided.

SCIE research briefing 2: Access to primary care services for people with learning disabilities

It is vital to tackle discrimination and inequality of access for people with learning disabilities so that this population has comparable access to health initiatives and services used by non-disabled people.

Improving the health and social outcomes of people recently released from prisons in the UK : a perspective from primary care

Paper discussing how released prisoners may be helped to more easily access primary care services so their health needs can be addressed. It considers issues such as chronic disease, substance misuse, communicable diseases and mental health.