Defining a health-based place of safety (S136) and crisis assessment sites for young people under 18

Royal College of Psychiatrists, August 2016

The aim of this position statement is to define the health-based place of safety and crisis assessment sites, and to lay out the standards required for quality provision.
The position statement relates to legislation, policy and practice in England and Wales.

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Dementia Atlas

Strategic Health Asset Planning and Evaluation (SHAPE), August 2016

In England, 676,000 people live with dementia, a figure which will soar over the next forty years. This map sets out what we currently know about dementia care and support across the country, based on available national data. The data is grouped in themes based on NHS England’s well dementia pathway which serves as a framework to ensure people with dementia have a better experience of health and social care support from diagnosis through to end of life.

Click here to access the Dementia Atlas.

POST Note: Electronic Cigarettes

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, August 2016

This POSTnote updates POSTnote 455 (January 2014), summarising the latest data on scale of use, safety and quality of electronic cigarettes, and their value as a stop smoking tool. It also explores the implications of the new EU Tobacco Products Directive and regulatory approaches in the UK.

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Trial to Internurse

Lancashire Care is part of a North West wide free trial to the Mark Allen Complete online journal collection. This includes the internurse collection giving you access to 17 key nursing titles with 200 new articles every month which can help you with revalidation and keeping up-to-date.  Click on the link below to access internurse.  You will need to login with your Athens password to get access to this resource.

Click here to access internurse

The trial will run until the 30th November 2016.


Website aims to help people understand health research

Understanding Health Research is a tool designed to help people understand and review published health research to decide how dependable and relevant a piece of research is. The tool guides users through a series of questions to ask about specific types of health research, and helps users to understand what the answers to those questions say about the quality of the research they are reading.

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Traumatic brain injury and offending: An economic analysis

Centre for Mental Health, July 2016

Over a million people in this country live with the consequences of traumatic brain injury, at a cost to the economy of around £15 billion a year.

This report sheds light on head injury (in which the brain is damaged by impact, such as from a fall, a road accident or violence), and the risks it poses. The report finds that a head injury doubles a person’s risk of later mental health problems, even if the person had no prior history of mental ill-health.

Traumatic brain injury also has a marked impact on the economy, at a cost of £15 billion a year. This figure comprises of lost work contributions, premature death and health and social care costs. This £15 billion does not, however, include the human costs of head injury on people’s wellbeing and quality of life, which is clearly the biggest cost.

Click here  for further information and to download the report.