health care

This resource - Getting it right together on learning disabilities, has been written for all pre-registration nursing students in Scotland. It comprises five units of study that will support something in the order of 12 to 15 hours of directed and, or, facilitated learning on a range of issues that relate to learning disabilities. Unit 5 considers key issues involved in working with people with learning disabilities.

This Annotated Bibliography is one output from a review of the available research evidence to support improved care in residential care homes as the needs of older people intensify. The review identified extremely little published evidence on residential care homes; the research base is almost exclusively related to provision of care in nursing homes.

The JIT aims to accelerate the pace of improvements delivered by health and social care partnerships with the objective of achieving service improvements for the benefit of service users and carers.

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Lothian and Borders area.

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Northern Community area.

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the North Strathclyde area.

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the South West Scotland area.

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Fife and Forth Valley area.

This briefing paper has been produced by SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) following a conference held at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh on 7th February 2008. The aim of the conference was to identify barriers to the delivery of brief interventions in the Scottish Health Service and to pinpoint action required to overcome them.

Integrating organisations and services is a daunting task and there is plenty of evidence that outcomes can be poor if services are delivered in a fragmented way to people who need access to care. With that in mind, Government has placed a duty of partnership on the main statutory bodies and integration remains a major aspect of its ‘modernisation’ plans for public services.