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Dementia Citizens

Dementia CitizensDementia Citizens is a new project to help people with dementia and those who care for them, using apps on smartphones and tablets. Read more »
26 September 2016, 8:42 am

How living with dementia could be

How living with dementia could beThis short animated video highlights how living with dementia could be through the ‘well pathway for dementia’. It shows the importance of a holistic partnership approach to supporting the person with dementia, their families and carers within local communities. Read more »
1 September 2016, 11:08 am

Dementia Atlas

Dementia AtlasThe Dementia Atlas is an interactive map that plots data about dementia care and support, allowing people to compare the quality of dementia care across the country. Read more »
16 August 2016, 8:47 am

Helping your loved one with dementia eat well

Helping your loved one with dementia eat wellThis flowchart published by Bupa UK offers some pointers for carers and relatives on how to help people with dementia to eat well so that they remain healthy and can continue to remain independent in their own home. Read more »
2 June 2016, 3:05 pm

Better planning for car ownership and well-being in old age

Housing Learning and Improvement NetworkThis briefing paper published by the Housing Learning and Improvement Network seeks to connect the body of knowledge around the significance of car ownership in achieving well-being for older people to those making decisions that may impact on car ownership among older people. Read more »
31 May 2016, 9:37 am

Integrated approach to identifying and assessing Carer health and wellbeing

Integrated approach to identifying and assessing Carer health and wellbeingThis toolkit published by NHS England clarifies the new duties on NHS organisations under the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014, and includes examples of positive practice of work that have proven successful in supporting carers and their families. Read more »
17 May 2016, 9:52 am

Integrated approach to identifying and assessing Carer health and wellbeing

Integrated approach to identifying and assessing Carer health and wellbeingThis toolkit published by NHS England clarifies the new duties on NHS organisations under the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014, and includes examples of positive practice of work that have proven successful in supporting carers and their families. Read more »
17 May 2016, 9:52 am

#DAW2016

#DAW2016This post shows social commentary about Dementia Awareness Week 2016 from Twitter using the hashtag #DAW2016. Read more »
11 May 2016, 5:25 pm

Implementing the early intervention in psychosis access and waiting time standard guidance

Implementing the early intervention in psychosis access and waiting time standard guidanceThis guidance is intended to provide support to local commissioners and providers in implementing the access and waiting time standard for early intervention in psychosis (EIP) services. Read more »
6 May 2016, 11:33 am

Fix dementia care – NHS and care homes

Fix dementia care - NHS and care homesThis report published by the Alzheimer’s Society marks the second phase of a campaign looking at the experiences of people with dementia in a range of health and care settings. It contains the results of a survey of care home managers and the voices of people with dementia, their families and carers. Read more »
29 April 2016, 10:08 am

Doncaster Admiral Nurse service

Doncaster Admiral Nurse serviceThe Doncaster Admiral nurse service is a partnership initiative between the NHS, Doncaster Council and voluntary sector led by a new team of dedicated dementia specialists operating across the borough. Read more »
28 April 2016, 9:33 am

South of Tyne and Wear Memory Protection Service

South of Tyne and Wear Memory Protection Service dementia care pathwayThe South of Tyne and Wear Memory Protection Service provided by the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist care led service with primary care support serving 84,000 people living in Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead. Read more »
23 April 2016, 11:43 am

Five Year Forward View for Mental Health

Five Year Forward View for Mental HealthThis independent report of the Mental Health Taskforce sets out a strategic approach to improving mental health outcomes across the health and care system, in partnership with the health arm’s length bodies. It prioritises prevention, access, integration, quality and a positive experience of care. Read more »
15 February 2016, 9:00 am

Bromley Home Treatment Team

Oxleas NHS Foundation TrustThe Bromley Home Treatment Team, which includes doctors, nurses and psychological therapists, provides care 24 hours a day 7 days a week for up to 20 patients at any one time and up to 1200 patients a year. Read more »
12 February 2016, 12:43 pm

Talking Shops in Doncaster and Scunthorpe

Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation TrustThe Talking Shops in Doncaster and Scunthorpe enable people to drop-in if they need help for problems such as depression, panic or phobias, or simply to access free information or advice. They give people the opportunity to browse information on mental health issues and gain knowledge about the therapies offered by Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust. Read more »
16 January 2016, 1:03 pm

Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia

Understanding Psychosis and SchizophreniaThis report published by the British Psychological Society provides overview of the current state of knowledge in the field, concluding that psychosis can be understood and treated in the same way as other psychological problems such as anxiety or shyness. Read more »
5 May 2015, 2:03 pm

Distinctive, Valued, Personal: Why Social Care Matters – The Next Five Years

Distinctive, Valued, Personal: Why Social Care Matters - The Next Five YearsThis discussion paper, published by the Association of Adult Directors of Social Services, that outlines the developmental steps needed to be taken immediately after the General Election in order to ensure a safe, secure and personalised care and health system for older and disabled people. Read more »
19 March 2015, 2:18 pm

Future in mind – promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Future in mind - promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeingThis document published by the Department of Health makes a number of proposals to improve mental health services for young people by 2020. Read more »
17 March 2015, 1:05 pm

New fund to improve the health of homeless people

Homes and Communities AgencyThe Homes and Communities Agency has announced a new £55 million fund to imporve the health of homeless people by upgrading existing accommodation and provide new housing. Read more »
15 March 2015, 2:50 pm

Vanguard sites selected to deliver new models of care

NHS EnglandNHS England has announced 29 vanguard sites for their New Care Models Programme, one of the first steps towards delivering the Five Year Forward View and supporting improvement and integration of services. Read more »
11 March 2015, 3:27 pm

Caring for Carers

Caring for CarersThe Caring for Carers Hub developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners is a web based tool that can help primary care staff to more effectively support carers and the people they care for. Read more »
3 March 2015, 12:39 pm

East of England Co-Production Programme

East of England Clinical NetworksThis project led by by the East of England Strategic Clinical Network, working with the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) will evaluate and support co-production between patients, carers and healthcare providers as equal partners in the East of England. Read more »
27 February 2015, 11:55 am

Mental Health Conference 2015

Mental Health Conference 2015This storify outlines the issues and discussion from the Mental Health Conference hosted by Nick Clegg and Norman Lamb at the King’s Fund on 19 January to discuss the future of mental health services in England. Read more »
20 January 2015, 5:30 pm

Mental Health Act 1983: Code of Practice

Mental Health Act 1983: Code of PracticeThe revised code of practice shows professionals how to carry out their roles and responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983, to ensure that all patients receive high quality and safe care. Read more »
16 January 2015, 1:41 pm

Commissioning for Carers Principles

Commissioning for Carers PrinciplesThis practical tool is part of a suite of products that will help commissioners to deliver what carers say is important to them in ways that have been shown to work effectively and efficiently in practice. Read more »
5 December 2014, 8:19 am

Mental health services in London: Key facts

Mental health services in London: Key factsThis infographic published by the London Strategic Clinical Network for Mental Health provides key facts about mental health and wellbeing services in London. Read more »
21 October 2014, 2:47 pm

A commissioner’s guide to primary care mental health

A commissioner’s guide to primary care mental healthThis guidance published by the London Strategic Clinical Network for Mental Health explores case studies where mental health and wellbeing services are being promoted and developed within and alongside primary care, and draws some key lessons from them. Read more »
17 October 2014, 2:27 pm

Commissioning better CAMHS in the South West

Commissioning Better CAMHS in the South WestThis report published by the South West Strategic Clinical Network for Mental Health has been developed to support commissioners in leading and shaping the transformation of child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) in the South West. Read more »
15 October 2014, 3:25 pm

Mymind

MymindMymind is a website www.mymind.org.uk and twitter feed @mymindfeed, developed by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, to provide children and young people with information about mental health problems. Read more »
10 October 2014, 4:07 pm

National Audit of Schizophrenia 2nd report 2014

National Audit of Schizophrenia 2nd report 2014This report presents the findings of the second National Audit of Schizophrenia. Among other important findings, it highlights areas of concern including: physical healthcare, the availability of psychological therapies and the inadequate provision of information and support for carers. Read more »
9 October 2014, 2:37 pm