This service specification describes low secure inpatient services for adults (male and female) to be delivered within a clearly defined geographical area at multi-regional, regional and/or sub-regional level with service configuration determined locally based on population needs and existing service
This service specification describes medium secure inpatient services for adults (male and female) to be delivered within a clearly defined geographical area at multi-regional, regional and/or sub-regional level with service configuration determined locally based on population needs and existing service
This service specification sets out the standards and requirements for general inpatient care for young people aged 13-18 years old including specialised eating disorders services.
This service specification sets out the standards and requirements for the management of short-term behavioural disturbance which cannot be contained within a Tier 4 general adolescent service.
This service specification sets out requirements and standards for the care of young people requiring significant levels of physical, relational and procedural security.
This services specification updates and replaces the existing specification published in 2013 for young people who present with the highest levels of risk of harm to others including those who have committed grave crimes and require care with high levels
Report from the National Institute of Health Research detailing 30 published studies funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and additional examples of ongoing research that provides an overview of recent research funded by the NIHR on the support for people living
Evidence-based revision of Our Invisible Addicts, it focus’: Portraying lived experience of substance misuse. Examining public health aspects. Emphasising the importance of comprehensive assessment. Highlighting the relevance of alcohol-related brain damage and physical complications. Detailing the nature, range and benefits of
This monthly release aims to provide users with an overview of NHS performance statistics in key areas. Official statistics are designed to give informative and impartial information about the performance of the NHS. It identifies a 1.8 per cent growth in the
Report from the Care Quality Commission that identifies that children and young people experiencing mental health problems don’t get the kind of care they deserve. The system is complicated, with no easy or clear way to get help or support or find your
Report on a return on investment (ROI) tool focusing on public health interventions aimed at the 0-5 years population and/or pregnant women. Eleven interventions are included in the tool. These are focused on breastfeeding uptake (two interventions) and preventing or treating postnatal depression (PND)
Annual report from the Care Quality commission on implementation of the Mental Health Act that finds limited or no improvement in the key concerns that have been raised in the previous years. It concludes that mental health services are not
Report from the Care Quality Commission looking at mental health rehabilitation inpatient services that finds: People are often receiving care a long way from where they live and from their support networks, which in turn can affect their onward recovery and
Updated guidance for commissioners, GPs and providers on how to implement patients’ legal rights to choose their care provider and the team they see for their mental health care.
Report identifying critical learning arising from practices which did not identify or act on evidence of bullying at Mendip House, a dwelling for six adults with autism with a staff team of 26 (excluding those on zero hours contracts). Mendip House was one
A practical resourcefrom Age Concern for individuals and organisations working in communities to support people living with dementia, and their carers. Its focus is on what works in supporting people with dementia to live well – looking at services and supports beyond the
Report that calls for a national strategy which brings together and improves the policy on housing for older people. It calls on the government to recognise the link between homes and health and social care in the forthcoming social care green paper. Identifies
Briefing from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology that summarises the evidence on the biological basis of ageing and outlines the ways in which public health policy can support better health in later life. It notes: Increased life expectancy
This guidance highlights the responsibilities of CCGs to commission services that deliver comprehensive physical health assessments and follow up care to people on the severe mental illness (SMI) register in primary care, addressing the premature mortality experienced by people with
Paper that identifies via discussion with public health and police workforces, the following topics as core areas of priority work and collaboration: violence prevention drugs and alcohol mental health dementia health and wellbeing hot and cold weather risk emerging infectious diseases modern