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Liberating the NHS: an information revolution - response to the Department of Health consultation

This document is the Joseph Rowntree's response to the Department of Health consultation, Liberating the NHS: an information revolution.

Guidance on action to reduce suicides in locations of concern

Preventing suicide at locations of concern forms an important part of a suicide prevention strategy. While the evidence base is slim, and for most of this guidance is no higher than Grade C according to the hierarchy of evidence set out by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), there are advantages to taking a consistent approach to reducing the risk of suicide at locations of concern.

Equity and excellence: liberating the NHS

This White Paper sets out the government’s strategy for liberating the NHS in the current parliamentary term and beyond. It provides clarity of purpose: a more responsive, patient-centred NHS, which achieves outcomes that are among the best in the world. It provides certainty, through a clear policy framework to support that ambition, with increased autonomy and clear accountability at every level in the NHS.

Liberating the NHS: report of the arms-length bodies review

The report of the review, which follows the publication of the White Paper, Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS, sets out the proposals for ALBs in the health and social care sector. These proposals form part of the cross-government strategy to increase accountability and transparency, and to reduce the number and cost of quangos.

Inside out : the case for improving mental healthcare across the criminal justice system

Report describing the obstacles to court diversion schemes for offenders with mental health problems in England and Wales and arguing that early and more structured interventions by the health care and justice systems would improve care and reduce the cost of crime. It identifies examples of good practice in this area in England and Wales and points to the potential of a new model in mental health courts.

A Picture of Health

A Picture of Health is a sixty minute documentary on a day in the life of the National Health Service. On Wednesday November 13th 2002, nine NHS workers were followed for the day by nine film crews. The film starts in the morning and ends very late at night, cutting between different stories. The aim is to see what our NHS is really like – by seeing it through the eyes of those working for it. This resource is part of Open2.net which is the online learning portal from the Open University and the BBC.

Environmental health in Scotland and the Health Improvement Challenge

Report discussing the challenges facing the environmental health profession in Scotland and the contribution it can potentially make to the Scottish Executive's Health Improvement Challenge.

Recognising complexity: commissioning guidance for personality disorder services

Practice guidance for commissioners in the NHS, criminal justice system, local authorities and others, to help them improve outcomes for people with personality disorders.

The guidance provides information and suggestions on best practice drawn from pilot services and from service users, and is organised into four sections which provide information on: an overview of the broad context; key areas for effective commissioning; commissioning dedicated personality disorder services; and commissioning for groups with particular needs.