Chief Medical Officer annual report 2016: Generation Genome

Department of Health, July 2017

Professor Dame Sally Davies’s eighth independent report to government as CMO looks at how genomics can improve health and prevent ill-health.

Click here to read the full report.

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Facilities for child and adolescent mental health services (HBN 03-02)

Department of Health, June 2017

This guidance covers the design of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) accommodation for children and young people aged up to 18 years.

It provides full descriptions of rooms that are specific to CAMHS and are not contained in other health building notes (HBNs).

You can use the schedule of accommodation to calculate local project-specific requirements.

You can use the stakeholder needs and quality of life checklists to assess scheme compliance.

Click here to access the guidance.

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.

These are our children: a review by Dame Christine Lenehan

Department of Health, January 2017

Dame Christine Lenehan was asked by the Department of Health to take a strategic overview and recommend what practical action can be taken to co-ordinate care, support and treatment for children and young people with complex needs (and behaviour that challenges) involving mental health problems and learning disabilities and/or autism.

This report makes 11 recommendations for government departments and partners at a national level on how to improve the system.

Click here to view the report.

Five Year Forward View for Mental Health: government response

Department of Health, January 2017

This report sets out the government’s response to the work of the Mental Health Taskforce. The taskforce report to NHS England, the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, is an independent and far-reaching overview of what modern mental health services should be.

The government will accept the taskforce report’s recommendations in full. This report provides full responses to each of the 58 recommendations made to government.

Click here to access the report and other resources.

Suicide prevention: third annual report

Department of Health, January 2017

The third progress report of the cross-government suicide prevention strategy details the activity that has taken place across England to reduce deaths by suicide in the year ending March 2016.  The updates detailed in the report will help to meet the recommendations of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health relevant to suicide prevention: to reduce the number of suicides by 10% by the year ending March 2021 and for every local area to have a multi-agency suicide prevention plan in place by the end of 2017.

Click here to view the full report.

Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2015: Baby Boomers: Fit for the Future

Department of Health, December 2016

This report by the Chief Medical Officer looks at the health of the ‘baby boomer’ generation (broadly, those born between 1945 and 1964).

It considers topics such as the impact of lifestyle choices on current and future health, mental health, sexual health, and screening and immunisation programmes.

Click here to view the full report.