Self-care: everybody’s talking about it

Regional Voices, March 2017

This paper highlights the need to support patients to better manage their own health and the need for greater recognition of the potential for voluntary and community services contribution towards this. The discussion paper outlines the benefits of promoting self-care approaches and the briefing for the voluntary and community sector contains case studies.

Click here to view this paper.

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Nature for health and equity

Friends of the Earth Europe, March 2017

This briefing discusses the links between access to green spaces and improved health and wellbeing. It examines evidence on the association between nature and wellbeing and calls for increased efforts to provide accessible and well-maintained natural areas, particularly for disadvantaged groups.

Click here to view the briefing.

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Responding to domestic abuse: a resource for health professionals

Department of Health, March 2017

This resource looks at how health professionals can support adults and young people over 16 who are experiencing domestic abuse, and dependent children in their households.

It will help health staff to identify potential victims, initiate sensitive routine enquiry and respond effectively to disclosures of abuse.

Click here to view the resource.

Good psychiatric practice: Relationships with pharmaceutical and other related organisations – CR202

Royal College of Psychiatrists, March 2017

This document provides guidance to those interacting or working with commercial organisations, including the pharmaceutical industry, on behalf of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The guidance applies mainly to competing interests but also includes advice on maintaining boundaries and clarity of roles.

Click here to view the guidance.

 

Social work: essential to integration

Department of Health, March 2017

The document should be used to support and inform local and regional health and social care integration initiatives. It explains:

  • the critical contribution that social workers make to integrated services
  • how social work is essential to the whole system
  • the necessity of support to ensure integration succeeds in providing the services people need

It also includes ‘top tips’ for directors of adult social services and for principal social workers to assist in progressing the integration agenda.

Click here to access the document.

Making Every Contact Count bulletin

Lancashire Care Library and Information Bulletin, March 2017

This Library bulletin provides further reading to support the ‘Making Every Contact Count’ programme.

There are links to recent research papers and articles in each of the MECC areas to give you further background information and evidence to consolidate what you have learned in your training, and to give you ideas and confidence for using MECC in your day-to-day encounters. Click here to view the latest bulletin.