The NHS Long Term Plan: Equality and Health Inequalities Impact Assessment – NHS England

The Equality and Health Inequalities Impact Assessment (EHIA) explains how NHS England has considered and addressed these ‘equality duties’ in developing the NHS Long Term Plan. This EHIA has assisted, and will assist, decision-makers to make informed decisions about the

Mental health services for children and young people: Seventy-Second Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts report In 2017–18 that finds only three in ten children and young people with a mental health condition received NHS-funded treatment, and many more faced unacceptably long waits for treatment. It notes the government

Overview of the 6 early years and school aged years high impact areas: Health visitors and school nurses leading the Healthy Child Programme – Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England

The purpose of this report is to illustrate the contribution of health visitors to the Healthy Child Programme (0-5) and school nurses to the Healthy Child Programme (5-19) and to describe areas where health visitors and school nurses have a significant impact on health

The NHS Long Term Plan – NHS England

The NHS Long Term Plan was developed in partnership with those who know the NHS best – frontline health and care staff, patients and their families and other experts. The NHS long term plan focus’ on: Prevention of heart attacks,

Restoring something lost: The mental health impact of therapy dogs in prisons – Centre for Mental Health

Centre for Mental Health evaluation findings of a pilot scheme to introduce two therapy dogs to people with histories of self-harm in three prisons in England’s North East. The pilot found that the therapy dogs had a calming influence on prisoners,

The Women’s Mental Health Taskforce: Final Report – Department of Health and Social Care

Report that sets out how women’s experience of mental ill health can differ to men’s. It covers: core themes in women’s mental health the involvement of women with lived experience principles for service design; and future strategic priorities. The report urges

Consent to cancer screening, 2nd ed: (Cancer Screening Series No 4) – NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

These guidelines give commissioners, providers and healthcare professionals in cancer screening information on consent to screening and procedures. The document covers information and advice on: breast screening cervical screening bowel cancer screening mental capacity and consent It also provides several template

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill: (Briefing Paper Number CBP8466) – House of Commons Library

House of Commons Library briefing that provides an overview of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, and the debates and amendments made during the Bills Lords stages, ahead of its Second Reading in the Commons on 18 December 2018. The intention

Filling the chasm: Reimagining primary mental health care – Centre for Mental Health

Report from the Centre for Mental Health exploring a number of local initiatives which are bridging the gap between primary care and secondary care services, supporting people who fall into this ‘grey area’ due to having more complex needs, not

Modernising the Mental Health Act: Increasing choice, reducing compulsion: Final report of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983 – Department of Health and Social Care

The final report sets out recommendations covering 4 principles that the review believes should underpin the reformed Act: choice and autonomy – ensuring service users’ views and choices are respected least restriction – ensuring the Act’s powers are used in

Community Mental Health Survey 2018 – Care Quality Commission

Research on the experiences of people receiving community mental health services. It finds that people’s experiences of the care they receive from community-based mental health services have continued to deteriorate. Key concerns are expressed around: access to care, care planning

Independent Evaluation Of The Guinness Partnership’s Dementia Project – Housing LIN

Evaluation of the progress made in becoming a more dementia-friendly organisation. The Guinness Partnership implemented a two year project in 2015 to take forward developments, initially in two pilot areas of Havant and Manchester with a view to rolling out

Voluntary Reporting On Disability, Mental Health And Wellbeing: A Framework To Support Employers To Report Voluntarily On Disability, Mental Health And Wellbeing In The Workplace – Department for Work and Pensions

The government believes that transparency and reporting can support the cultural change required to build a more inclusive society. The voluntary reporting framework has been developed by the government in partnership with leading businesses and third sector organisations to support

A Space to Talk: An evaluation of the WISH Centre’s services with young people who self-harm – Centre for Mental Health

How can services meet the needs of young people who self-harm? The report analyses outcome data and by enganging with users of WISH services and stakeholders, finds that the WISH Centre’s work makes a difference to young people, by combining counselling

Using the Care Review Tool for mortality reviews in Mental Health Trusts: Guidance for reviewers – Royal College of Psychiatrists

Guidance for NHS mental health trusts to ensure ways of improving services are learned from patients’ deaths is unveiled today.  The guidance, drawn up by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), focuses on patients with severe mental illness and on four

Care review tool for mortality reviews – Royal College of Psychiatrists

Guidance for NHS mental health trusts to ensure ways of improving services are learned from patients’ deaths is unveiled today.  The guidance, drawn up by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), focuses on patients with severe mental illness and on four

Health at a Glance: Europe 2018 State of Health in the EU Cycle – OECD

OECD comparative analyses of the health status of EU citizens and the performance of the health systems of the 28 EU Member States, 5 candidate countries and 3 EFTA countries. Part I comprises two chapters, the first focusing on the need

Investigation Into The Provision Of Mental Health Care To Patients Presenting At The Emergency Department I2017/006: Independent report by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch – Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

Report highlighting the variation in mental health care across emergency departments and setting out four recommendations aimed at improving patient care. Develop a sustainable funding model for 24/7 mental health support in emergency departments (ED) Standardise national guidance on the

Children’s Mental Health briefing: A briefing by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England – Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England

Report that finds improvement in the provision of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in most areas in the country, yet with the exception of eating disorder services, the provision of services in the youth justice system and in perinatal mental

Policing and Mental Health: Picking Up the Pieces – Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services

In 2017, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Servicesinspected all 43 police forces in England and Wales and the British Transport Police on their effectiveness, as part of our PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) inspection programme. One