Briefing paper that summarises and discusses further the findings from a recent publication on alcohol-related mortality in deprived UK cities.
One of a series of documents that reports the findings of the Reshaping Care for Older People programme's latest scoping exercise, conducted September 2013 to January 2014. It provides an update on how things have progressed since the 2012 report and considers the ongoing challenges.
Population demographics are changing. Technology continues to develop at a rapid pace. The recovery movement in mental health continues to grow, as does a focus on integration. At the same time, demand continues to increase and significant questions are being asked about where future investment in the NHS might come from. Currently,there is a lack of a sustainable and coherent national plan to tackle these issues.
This paper discusses what these challenges might mean for the future of our nation's mental health.
Briefing that looks at how effectively local authorities have been in managing their DHP fund since budgets were increase, as well as considering each local authority's DHP policy. The aim is to support local authorities in making the best use of their DHP budgets to help those affected by welfare cuts.
Paper that presents the evidence around quality and outcomes in mental health services.
This report is part of a research project Flexible Pedagogies: preparing for the future.
The Report of the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings (2012) - which has become known as the Finch Report - was based upon balancing the three criteria in its title: accessibility, sustainability and excellence. In this new report (2013), the same group reviews progress in implementing our recommendations one year after the publication of the 2012 Report. This report thus fulfils the Group's final responsibility.
Covert medication is the administration of any medical treatment in disguised form. These guidelines cover:
- The legal framework for the use of covert medication
- Practical guidance in how to administer it
- A suggested care pathway for its use
- Case examples
No one would argue that unpaid family carers should not be equal partners in care, as their care constitutes over 50% of all care provided in every local authority and NHS region of Scotland. Consistent and meaningful carer engagement must therefore be at the heart of all good health and social care policy. But a great gulf remains between good intentions and good practice. The Coalition of Carers in Scotland is pleased to o!er the carer engagement standards in this document as a bridge to help planning o"cers and commissioners of services move from good intentions to better practice.