Working well together: evidence and tools to enable co-production in mental health commissioning

Royal College of Psychiatrists, May 2019

This resource was commissioned by NHS England to support delivery of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and the NHS Long Term Plan and the resource provides the evidence and tools to enable coproduction in mental health commissioning.  The document aims to improve local strategic decisions about, and the provision of, current and future mental health services for children, young people, adults and older adults.   The recommendations from this document are aimed at commissioners of mental health services, as well as people who need mental health services, their families, friends and carers, and those who work in mental health care and support.

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British Journal of Psychiatry – June 2019

The June edition of British Journal of Psychiatry is now available.  This issue includes articles on the neuroscience of attachment, surface-based shared and distinct resting functional connectivity in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder, and a systematic review of experiences of inpatient mental health services.

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Anatomy.tv – Now available at Lancashire Care

The Gosall Library, May 2019

Staff and students on placement at Lancashire Care now have access to Anatomy.tv.  Anatomy TV is an online anatomy resource which gives you access to interactive 3D graphic models of human anatomy, as well as dissection radiology slides, animations and videos.  It is a great resource for teaching and learning human anatomy!

Access to Anatomy.tv is with your LCFT OpenAthens account.

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National Health Servers: delivering digital health for all

Social Market Foundation, May 2019

This report looks at how technology could be adopted quicker and more widely by the NHS to improve the care that patients receive and to drive better health outcomes.  The report  tracks the patient journey, from prevention and diagnosis in the community, into primary and secondary care, through into management of long-term conditions. As well as improving the care experience in primary and secondary care, the report argues that there are huge opportunities to keep patients out of the NHS: prevention of disease can reduce the likelihood of people having to enter hospital care in the first place; better digital management of long-term conditions can help avoid unnecessary readmissions into hospital.

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State of the nation 2018-19: social mobility in Great Britain

Social Mobility Commission, May 2019

The Social Mobility Commission’s State of the Nation 2018 to 2019 report highlights inequality in Britain and sets out key findings and recommendations.  The report finds that the gap in school attainment and income between the rich and the poor has barely shifted in the past four years.  Being born privileged still means you usually remain privileged, whereas there are significant barriers to social mobility for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Click here to view the full report.