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Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)This NICE guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia. Read more »
20 June 2018, 4:23 pm

The Dementia Roadmap

Dementia RoadmapThe Dementia Roadmap provides high quality information about the dementia journey alongside local information about services, support groups and resources to assist primary care staff to more effectively support people with dementia and cognitive impairment, their families and carers. Read more »
14 March 2018, 11:37 am

Delirium awareness video

What is deliriumDelirium in older adults often goes unrecognised by health care professionals and can be poorly managed. This video was produced with the aim of improving recognition and management of delirium in any healthcare setting. Read more »
3 March 2018, 6:07 pm

NHS Health Check commissioning: Commissioner’s current and potential use of weighted financial remuneration

NHS Health Check commissioningThis report includes details of a literature review of commissioner’s current and potential use of weighted financial remuneration and provides recommendations for commissioners. Read more »
23 February 2018, 5:06 pm

John’s Campaign

John’s CampaignJohn’s Campaign is about the right of people who care for someone living with dementia to be able to stay with them – and the right of people with dementia to be able to have a family carer stay with them. Read more »
15 January 2018, 10:17 am

Training resources to improve the dementia component of the NHS Health Check

NHS Health CheckThese training resources can be used by NHS Health Check trainers and practitioners to improve the quality of their delivery of the dementia component of the check. Read more »
3 January 2018, 4:59 pm

Are we nearly there yet? Enabling people with dementia to remain at home: a housing perspective

Housing LINThis report published by the Housing LIN sets out the key role housing providers, and in particular social housing providers, can play in supporting people living with dementia to stay independent in the home of their choice for as long as possible. Read more »
14 September 2017, 5:34 pm

Becoming a dementia friendly GP Surgery

Becoming a dementia friendly GP SurgeryThis booklet published by Healthwatch Devon aims to enable health centres to adopt dementia friendly practice and to ensure that people with dementia have a positive experience of primary care. Read more »
12 August 2017, 3:02 pm

National Audit of Dementia – third report

National Audit of Dementia - third reportThe National Audit of Dementia (NAD) (care in general hospitals) measures the performance of general hospitals against criteria relating to care delivery which are known to impact upon people with dementia while in hospital. The third audit collected data between April and November 2016. Read more »
13 July 2017, 6:09 pm

State of Caring 2017

State of Caring 2017This survey undertaken by Carers UK paints a comprehensive picture of caring in 2017 and more than 7,000 people responded, making it the largest State of Caring Survey to date. Read more »
11 July 2017, 2:43 pm

Guidance for commissioners of services for people with medically unexplained symptoms

Guidance for commissioners of services for people with medically unexplained symptomsThis guide published by the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH) is about the commissioning of comprehensive services for people with medically unexplained symptoms across the healthcare system. Read more »
9 February 2017, 1:49 pm

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

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

NHS Outcomes Framework 2016-17

NHS Outcomes Framework 2016-17This framework published by the Department of Health sets out the outcomes and corresponding indicators that will be used to hold NHS England to account for improvements in health outcomes after April 2016. Read more »
31 March 2016, 1:26 pm

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