primary 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.

This publication builds on current guidance, and highlights existing information and good practice for commissioners in primary care trusts and local authorities who have responsibility for commissioning services for adults with autistic spectrum disorders. It aim is to ensure that commissioners enable, empower and promote independence and meaningful choices for adults with autistic spectrum.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

This booklet, produced by the Mental Health Foundation, provides information about exercise referral and the treatment of mild or moderate depression for GPs and healthcare practitioners.

Booklet summarising the UK Government's plans to improve health and social care services in England for dementia sufferers and their carers.