50% of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards cases breaching legal timescales

Community Care, 1 October 2014

More than half of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (Dols) cases are breaching legal timescales for completion after a landmark Supreme Court ruling in March triggered a nine-fold rise in monthly referrals to councils, a Community Care investigation has found…

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Health Education North West’s Interprofessional Learning E-book

Health Education North West, September 2014
Health Education North West (HENW) have launched an eBook – ‘Celebrating Interprofessional Learning Success Across the North West: ‘Transforming Learning Environments’. Building on the success of the excellent education partnerships and strong placement infrastructure networks, this resource provides evidence of the breadth of activities and commitment to Interprofessional Learning in the North West. The case study examples incorporated highlight the successes and challenges, and include next steps to inform the way forward aligned with Health Education England’s priorities. 

As new service models emerge, the focus will be on the transformation of learning environments, and an ever increasing need to ensure that the current and future workforce is able to adapt to changing environments and work flexibly in multiprofessional teams to deliver high quality, safe and effective care for patients.

This eBook is intended for use as an interprofessional best practice resource and is aimed at all health and social care staff and learners. It will be particularly useful to those supervising and supporting learners in practice. It is anticipated that useful insights are provided for all those developing, delivering and evaluating interprofessional learning for the existing and future workforce.

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‘Grow Your Own’ – developing the next generation of health and social care leaders

Health Education North West, September 2014

Do you work in health or social care? Do you want to develop your skills, release your inner leader and build connections?

Due to the demand for the ‘Grow Your Own’ programme which was successfully launched in the summer, North West Employers are pleased to offer two further sets of dates in Leeds and Manchester. The programme will run over five half day master classes from November to March.

The ‘Grow Your Own’ programme has been developed in conjunction with Health Education North West, Public Health Workforce Team, North West Employers and Public Health England to develop the next generation of health and social care leaders.

For further information and details of booking, please contact Paula Wheeler, Public Health Workforce Development Manager.

Are mood stabilisers helpful in treatment of borderline personality disorder?

British Medical Journal, 16 September 2014

Borderline personality disorder is a severe mental health problem that affects around 1% of people.1 It is characterised by intense unstable relationships, impulsivity, and chronic feelings of emptiness.2 Affective instability is also a core symptom, with marked fluctuations in mood, which may switch rapidly from hopelessness and despair to feeling irritable, angry, and out of control…

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Accuracy of urinary human papillomavirus testing for presence of cervical HPV: systematic review and meta-analysis

British Medical Journal, 16 September 2014

A systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the accuracy of testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in urine in detecting cervical HPV in sexually active women.  The paper concludes that testing urine for HPV seems to have good accuracy for the detection of cervical HPV, and testing first void urine samples is more accurate than random or midstream sampling. When cervical HPV detection is considered difficult in particular subgroups, urine testing should be regarded as an acceptable alternative.

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Due north: report of the Inquiry on Health Equity for the North

Centre for Local Economic Strategies, 15 September 2014

This report from an Inquiry commissioned by Public Health England details evidence on trends in health inequalities between the North and the rest of England, and flowing from this provides a set of recommendations based on the root causes of health inequalities for policies that can address social inequalities in health in the North.

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