Management of epilepsy in adults with intellectual disability – CR203

Royal College of Psychiatrists, May 2017

This report aims to clarify the role of the psychiatrist in intellectual disabilities (ID) in the management of epilepsy. The proposed tiered system of professional competency gives psychiatrists the option to identify their role in care provision and ensures a framework for training. It provides a structure from which a competency evaluation can be developed. The vision should be for all psychiatrists working with people with ID to have training and certification to one of the three levels of competency (Bronze, Silver and Gold).

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Turning up the volume: unheard voices of people with dementia

Alzheimer’s Society, May 2017

This report reveals that nearly half of the UK adults surveyed had not started saving for the care and support they might need in the future, and a third agreed that before being asked, they had not considered the cost of dementia care and support. It also reveals that there is ongoing stigma around dementia and calls for greater support and access to information so that people with dementia can live fulfilled lives.

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Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica – June 2017

The June issue of Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica has been published.  This issue includes articles on encoding of emotional information in ADHD and a systematic review on Dopaminergic agents in the treatment of bipolar disorder.

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Integrated health and social care

House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts, April 2017

This report investigates the Better Care Fund and concludes that it has missed its objectives to reduce emergency admissions and delayed transfers of care. The report strongly criticises the implementation of the Better Care Fund and argues that the focus on integration should be shifted towards the STP process.

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How to improve care for people with multimorbidity in Europe?

World Health Organization, May 2017

Where do policy makers start if they want to prepare their health systems for the growing challenge of multimorbidity? This policy brief finds that Europe’s health systems are ‘disease-oriented’ and organised around single medical specialties, leading to fragmented care. It examines how to support patient-centred integrated care provision by changing clinical practice and reforming the health and social care system.

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