Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica – April 2019

The April issue of Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica has been published.  This issue includes articles on the association between subjective maternal stress during pregnancy and offspring clinically diagnosed psychiatric disorders, medication adherence in first episode psychosis, and comorbidity of bipolar I disorder and conduct disorder.

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Chief Social Worker for Adults’ annual report: 2018 to 2019

Department of Health and Social Care, March 2019

This report sets out how social workers are taking a practice leadership role in delivering safe and best outcomes for people with health and care needs and the priorities over the coming year to further raise the quality and profile of adult social work across an integrated system.  It offers examples of social workers demonstrating leadership, professional oversight and co-operation with individuals, families and the wider health and care sector.  The report also looks at the way organisations collaborate across health, community and voluntary sectors to maintain people’s quality of life and independence.

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Productive healthy ageing: interventions for quality of life

Public Health England, March 2019

This document lists interventions that can be made by pharmacy teams, to help older people to lead more independent lives and improve their health.

The document includes interventions based around:

  • preventing falls
  • dementia
  • physical inactivity
  • social isolation, and loneliness
  • malnutrition

In addition to pharmacy teams, the guidance can be consulted by pharmaceutical and medical committees, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and local NHS England teams.

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The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology – April 2019

Issue 2 of The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology has been published.  This issue includes articles on outcomes in a low secure unit, referrals to a mental health criminal justice Liaison and diversion team in the North East of England, and deliberate ingestion of foreign bodies as a form of self-harm among inpatients within forensic mental health and intellectual disability services.

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