health and health care
A report describing the development and cognitive testing of the covering letter and questionnaire to be used in the GP Access Survey 2008/09.
Plan for Scotland’s wheelchair and seating services changes by 2010. The changes will affect all five of the wheelchair and seating centres in Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The General Household Survey (GHS) is an inter-departmental multi-purpose continuous survey carried out by the ONS collecting information on a range of topics from people living in private households in Great Britain.
This protocol outlines transformation required to support personalisation, encompassing joint strategic needs assessment, commissioning that stimulates quality provision, and locally agreed approaches using community resources.
Opinions of service users, practitioners and managers on person-centred support. This study examines person-centred support, a key new concern in public services. It does this by bringing together for the first time the views, ideas and experience of service users, face to face practitioners and managers. Government is committed to ‘personalisation’, ‘self-directed support’ and ‘individual budgets’ in social care, aiming for increased choice and control for the people who use services. This is a move away from traditional, 'one-size-fits-all' approaches.
This enabling guidance is intended to help primary care trust providers of community services to move their relationship with their commissioners to a purely contractual one and consider what type of organisations would best meet the future needs of patients and local communities, and how change can be managed to support the transformation of services to patients.
A Literature Review on the Existing and Recommended Service Provision and Models of Care.
This qualitative study explored mainstream parent-practitioner consultations and the influence of personal experience and diversity factors. The research examined the perspectives of 54 practitioners working within education, health and social care.
This DVD asks viewers to consider their physical health, mental health and aspects of their life style that contribute in good or bad ways to both of these. It advocates regular physical health checks and the creation of a personal health action plan as part of a personalised and joined up service. It also describes the role of 'health facilitators', who can be friends, relatives or another trusted individual, to act as a broker between health services and a person with learning disabilities.
The Healthy Care Programme is funded by the Department for Education and Skills and developed by the National Children’s Bureau. It is a practical means of improving the health and well-being of looked after children and young people in line with the Department of Health Guidance Promoting the Health of Looked After Children (2002) and the Change for Children Programme.