Social Workers and a new Mental Health Act – All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Work

Report in response to the Independent Review of the Mental health Act 1983, that calls on the Government and NHS Trusts to recognise the social factors of mental health distress and promote the social model of health within new mental

Information sharing protocol across secure and detained settings – NHS England

This document is an overarching agreement between the parties to regulate the sharing of specific Personal Sensitive Data (PSD as defined in the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation 2018. It provides a framework for assuring the safeguarding

Chief Medical Officer annual report 2019: Partnering for progress – Department of Health and Social Care

Latest Chief Medical Officer’s report considers current and future UK engagement with global health.  The report consists of 21 letters from global health leaders to the Chief Medical Officer and their rsponse, responding summary, recommendations and epilogue. The report publishes

2018 Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit: Report and Declaration on Achieving Equality for Mental Health in the 21st Century – Department of Health and Social Care

A summary of the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, which was held in London in 2018. This report covers the themes, experiences and learning from the discussions at the summit.  It includes: a summary of the key issues and

HSC (2000) 003 LAC (2000) 003 : After-care under the Mental Health Act 1983: section 117 after-care services – Department of Health

This circular covers three recent judgments affecting the provision of after-care under the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA). Section 117 of the MHA places a duty on health and social services authorities to provide after-care services for certain patients discharged

Best practice in the engagement and empowerment of families and carers affected by eating disorders – Beat Eating Disorders

Guidelines that call for all healthcare providers to adopt eight best practice standards, encouraging them to: Have a policy that ensures optimum involvement of and support for all carers as soon as a loved one starts treatment. Train all service staff

Left to their own devices: Young people, social media and mental health – Bernado’s

Using the internet and social media is an important part of life for children and young people.  It can be a positive opportunity to learn, to connect with friends and family and to have fun. However, internet use can also

Why it’s important to review the care of people with dementia: What the data and people’s experiences tell us about social care reviews, reassessments and their outcomes for people with dementia – Healthwatch

This Healthwatch report summarises data and people’s experiences about social care reviews, reassessments and their outcomes for people with dementia. On the basis of analysis of data from 97 local councils, the report finds people are not getting what they

Moving Matters: Interventions to increase physical activity – National Institute for Health Research

We need to know more about what works in getting people active and sustaining this, particularly for those who are least active now. This review focuses on National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-funded research evaluating interventions to increase physical activity

Making the right choices: using data-driven technology to transform mental healthcare – Reform

This report from the thinktank Reform examines the current landscape of data-driven technologies and their applications in mental health care, highlighting areas where these tools offer the most potential for the NHS and its patients. It discusses what makes mental

There is an alternative: ending austerity in the UK – Institute for Public Policy Research

Institute for Public Policy Research report that identifies that while the global financial crisis of 2007/08 had a significant impact on the UK’s public finances. Since 2010/11, successive UK governments have chosen to impose a programme of austerity in an

Personalised care for veterans in England: A guide for clinical commissioning groups and local authorities – NHS England

This document sets out a new personalised care approach for those veterans who have a long term physical, mental or neurological health condition or disability.

Reducing the Need for Restraint and Restrictive Intervention: Children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health difficulties in health and social care services and special education settings – Department of Health and Social Care and Department for Education

Department of Health and Social Care and Department of Education guidance for health services, social care services and special education settings. It sets out how to support children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health

Healthcare Standards for Children and Young People in Secure Settings – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

There are about 1,000 children and young people held in secure settings at any one time. They are some of the most vulnerable, often suffering poor physical and mental health. These standards – first published in 2013, and refreshed in

Hidden no more: dementia and disability – All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia report that identifies that according to domestic law and international convention, dementia is a disability. Thousands of people who responded to an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) inquiry agreed that they see dementia as a disability.

Briefing: delivering an Income Supplement in Scotland – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation that asks the key question how can we maximise the effect of the Scottish Government’s proposed Income Supplement, and help as many people as possible break free from poverty?  It outlines key questions for

Guidance on the High Security Psychiatric Services (Arrangements for Safety and Security) Directions 2019 – Department of Health and Social Care

Guidance on directions on safety and security to providers of high security psychiatric services. The directions apply to providers of high security psychiatric services. They set out the requirements for providers to make sure they have robust arrangements for safety

National Health Service, England: High security psychiatric services directions 2019: arrangements for safety and security – Department of Health and Social Care

Directions on safety and security to providers of high security psychiatric services. The directions apply to providers of high security psychiatric services. They set out the requirements for providers to make sure they have robust arrangements for safety and security.

Guidance: High security psychiatric services directions 2013: arrangements for visits by children – Department of Health and Social Care

The directions apply to providers of high security psychiatric services. They set out the requirements for providers when arranging visits by children to patients in high security hospitals.

Transfer of non-restricted patients to a hospital outside England and Wales – Department of Health and Social Care

Forms to request a warrant for the cross-border transfer of patients under the Mental Health Act 1983. The Mental Health Act permits some patients who come under its provisions to be transferred to Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the