Behind the Headlines: the battle to get care at home

Age UK, June 2018

Age UK report that finds families it seems, getting access to decent quality, reliable home care, and maintaining it, is a real battle. Key issues are:

  • Long waits to get an assessment
  • Services that are disjointed or simply unresponsive
  • Social services refusing to get involved
  • Fundamental lack of capacity in the system
  • Poor quality services and support
  • Support and services being cut back
  • Help for families providing care being withdrawn

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British Journal of Mental Health Nursing – Volume 7, issue 3

Issue 3 of British Journal of Mental Health Nursing has now been published.  This issue includes articles on outcomes of untreated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mental health and spirituality, and identifying and addressing barriers to men seeking help for depression.

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Making the money work in the health and care system

HfMA and PWC, June 2018

Joint report from the HfMA and PWC identifying how financial flows could be redesigned to find a better way to make money work in the health and care system. The report sets out why the current complex system of funding flows do not support the proposed new models of more integrated care introduced in the Five-year forward view and therefore need to change. It proposes:

  • Financial flows should be aligned with the emerging place based architecture
  • Systems should be provided with more clarity through longer-term funding
  • Money should be focused towards achieving better outcomes.

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Global Future: Our International Health Service

Our Global Future, June 2018

Report that looks at future staffing in the NHS following the Brexit referendum. It identifies that the NHS is finding it increasingly difficult to attract the clinical staff it needs from the EU. The number of EU nurses is already falling, and the proportion of European doctors gaining a licence in the UK has fallen from 25% of the total in 2014 to just 16% in 2017. This is making the NHS increasingly dependent on staff from outside the EU, who are being refused entry into the UK in their hundreds. Without relaxations in those restrictions and a commitment to erecting no new barriers to potential NHS staff from the EU after Brexit, the NHS will be unable to recruit the staff it needs. Key findings are:

  • The number of European nurses in the NHS has fallen since the EU referendum.
  • The proportion of EU/EEA doctors gaining a licence to practice in the UK has fallen from 25% of the total in 2014 to just 16% in 2017.
  • The rate of increase in the number of EU/EEA doctors in the NHS has decreased every year for the last five years.
  • The rate of increase in the number of EU/EEA doctors registered by the GMC in England has decreased every year for the last five years.

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A Trauma-informed Health and Care Approach for responding to Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: Current knowledge report

Department of Health and Social Care, May 2018

This report sets out current knowledge on trauma-informed care approaches to child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation. It includes personal case studies and recommendations for a trusted relationship model.

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Routine Enquiry about Adverse Childhood Experiences Implementation pack pilot evaluation (final report) –

Department of Health and Social Care, May 2018

Report looking at pilot of a Lancashire Care Foundation Trust implementation pack to support services in developing, implementing and embedding routine enquiry about adversity in childhood (REACh).The report presents findings from the pilot study undertaken at three NHS Trusts. The pack includes three core components:

  • The Organisational Readiness Checklist and Action Plan (OR-CAP): Designed to enable services to self-assess whether they are ready to safely implement, and effectively embed, routine enquiry using the ACE-CSE questionnaire, and respond appropriately to disclosures.
  • A staff training package: Designed to support services in training staff to implement routine enquiry using the ACE-CSE questionnaire.
  • The ACE-CSE questionnaire: Designed to provide services with a standardised tool and list of questions to use when implementing routine enquiry.

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Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry – June 2018

The June edition of Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry has been published.  This issue includes articles on adolescent substance use, a comparison of the characteristics and outcomes of parent‐ and teacher‐reported oppositional defiant disorder, and developmental stability of general and specific factors of psychopathology from early childhood to adolescence.

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