Exploring dementia and agitation: how public policy needs to respond

International Longevity Centre UK, March 2019

The MARQUE (Managing Agitation and Raising Quality of Life in Dementia) project is the largest ever study involving people living in care homes.  The study examined critical issues for people living with dementia and their paid and unpaid carers, particularly around the challenges of agitation. This report summarises a number of key findings from the study and makes recommendations for how public policy should respond.

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Mental Health and the Armed Forces, Part Two: The Provision of Care

House of Commons Defence Committee, February 2019

This report calls on the government to establish a “world-class centre for the treatment of mental injuries” suffered by Service personnel the next 12-18 months, so that veterans and their families receive the provision and support promised in the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health

The House of Commons Select Science and Technology Committee, January 2019

This report provides the findings of an inquiry examining whether the growing use of social media, and screens, among children is healthy or harmful.  It looks at the evidence base for such claims, and whether any new measures or controls are required.  The report highlights the benefits of social media, while also revealing the potential risks children face when accessing social media, and suggests what can be done to protect young users when they are online.

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UK 20-year vision for antimicrobial resistance

Department of Health and Social Care, January 2019

This report sets out how the UK will contribute to containing and controlling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by 2040.  The vision and plan were developed across the government, its agencies and administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with support from a range of stakeholders.  It is supported by the UK 5-year action plan for antimicrobial resistance 2019 to 2024.

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