This resource discuses exercise therapy as a treatment for mild or moderate depression. The report looks at research which indicates incidences of GP 'prescriptions' for exercise in the treatment of depression are low. The Mental Health Foundation is embarking on a campaign to promote exercise referral, the aim of which is to remove the main obstacle to the use of exercise therapy as a first-line treatment for mild or moderate depression in primary care – the failure of information to reach those who may be able to use it. Up and Running? marks the beginning of this campaign.
Substance Misuse Management in General Practice (SMMGP) is a developing network to support GPs and other members of the primary health care team who work with substance misuse in the UK. The project team produces the Substance Misuse Management in General Practice newsletter (Network), and organises the annual conference 'Managing Drug Users in General Practice'.
Social prescribing is a method of affecting the wider determinants of health such as economic factors by connecting people with health problems to non-medical sources of help and support in the community, normally by referral. This pilot study aimed to inform the development of a full proposal for exploring social prescribing practice in primary care.
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.
Report of the proceedings of a one-day conference which aimed to debate and discuss some of the key issues relating to the health of carers such as the levels of investment from central and local government, available training and the attitudes of health professionals.
A report describing the development and cognitive testing of the covering letter and questionnaire to be used in the GP Access Survey 2008/09.
The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This information sheet outlines the importance of getting a diagnosis and the processes involved in assessing whether a person is suffering from dementia.
This booklet, produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland, provides information for parents, carers, professionals and students about those professionals who provide health, education and social services and how they can help children with Down's Syndrome.
This resource is a guide for GP’s to plan a strategy that will ensure the right intervention and diagnosis, at the right time, for people with Down’s Syndrome and dementia.