The Care Bill 2013-14 received its first reading in the House of Lords on 9th May and was published on 10th May 2013. This Bill will reform the law relating to care and support for adults and the law relating to support for carers, to make provision about safeguarding adults from abuse or neglect and to make provision about care standards.
The briefing outlines key actions for the NHS England and clinical commissioning groups including expanding IAPT services, addressing access and waiting times for mental health care and commissioning integrated support for people with co-existing physical and mental health conditions.
This briefing summarises key learning from those who have already had involvement in developing healthcare groups and considers what might be done to take the concept further
The Thinking Ahead Report summarises the work done in a project which aimed to raise awareness of the issue of future planning for people with learning disabilities and their families.
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This Cochrane review finds there are positive benefits of training in early warning signs. It reduces rates of relapse and re-hospitalization (but not on time to recurrence). It should be noted that training in early warning signs was mainly used alongside other psychological therapies, so it is not entirely clear what proportion of the positive effect is due to training in early warning signs was mainly used alongside other psychological therapies, so it is not entirely clear what proportion of the positive effect is due to training in early warning signs alone. Moreover, the overall quality of the evidence from these studies was judged to be very low.
The Strategy sets out actions for various partners in the new public health system to support and develop the public health workforce. It will help embed public health capacity within the wider workforce to support delivery of the public health outcomes framework.