Improving the public’s health: Local government delivers – Local Government Association

Local Government Association report that finds: Data from Public Health England’s spend and outcome tool (SPOT) demonstrates that a number of key health outcomes have improved since responsibility for public health transferred to local authorities, despite the spend in several

Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2017/18 – Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission report that finds that there has been an overall improvement in some aspects of care in 2016 to 2018, compared with findings in 2014 to 2016. They found: Some improvement in the quality of care planning and

Mental Health and the Armed Forces, Part Two: The Provision of Care: Fourteenth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Defence Committee

Report that calls for a a highly professional place of safety to which veterans suffering from mental health problems can be sent as soon as they are diagnosed, in order to be stabilised and to begin to receive assistance for

State Of The North East 2018: Public Mental Health And Wellbeing – Public Health England

A snapshot of mental health and wellbeing in the 12 local authorities in the north-east of England, the report: provides data and evidence relating to mental health and wellbeing with a public health focus explains risk and protective factors contributing

Cross-Government Suicide Prevention Workplan – HM Government

Details how the government will work with the NHS, local government and the voluntary sector to reduce suicides. It sets out the actions being taken up to 2020 to carry out the suicide prevention strategy for England. These actions will

State of Child Health England: Two Years On – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Report that congratulates the Government on its commitment to child health, commending them on bold pledges in areas such as obesity, mental health and the integration of children’s health services. The scorecard, which describes progress against a series of recommendations

NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission – Health Education England

Report that aims to discover and review evidence of good practice where the mental health and wellbeing of staff and learners in NHS organisations has been made an organisational priority. The Commission has examined successful interventions from around the country,

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