A Year Of Integrated Care Systems: Reviewing The Journey So Far

The King’s Fund, September 2018

Integrated care systems represent a fundamental and far-reaching change in how the NHS works across different services and with external partners. This report is based on interviews with eight of the ‘first wave’ integrated care systems to understand how they are developing and to identify lessons for local systems and national policy-makers.

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Carers action plan 2018 to 2020: supporting carers today

Department of Health and Social Care, September 2018

The plan sets out the cross-government programme of work to support carers over the next 2 years.  It is structured around the following themes:

  • services and systems that work for carers
  • employment and financial wellbeing
  • supporting young carers
  • recognising and supporting carers in the wider community and society
  • building research and evidence to improve outcomes for carers

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JAMA Psychiatry – August 2018

The August edition of JAMA Psychiatry is now available.  This issue includes articles on the efficacy of dialectical behavioural therapy for adolescents at high risk of suicide, motivational impairments in autism, and the association of cannabis use with adolescent psychosis.

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The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology – October 2018

The October issue of The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology has been published.  This issue includes articles on acting on delusions and the role of negative affect in the pathway to serious violence, the relationship between forensic mental health staff and patients, and family support groups for family members of mentally ill offenders.

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British Journal of Healthcare Assistants – September 2018

The September edition of The British Journal of Healthcare Assistants has been published.  This issue includes articles on the difference between a pressure ulcer and a moisture lesion, the healthcare assistant’s role in cardiac catheterization, and 20 tips to eat well for less.

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Sexual safety on mental health wards

Care Quality Commission, September 2018

Care Quality Commission report based on an analysis of nearly 60,000 reports that found 1,120 sexual incidents involving patients, staff, visitors and others described in 919 reports – some of which included multiple incidents. More than a third of the incidents (457) could be categorised as sexual assault or sexual harassment of patients or staff.  Providers and people who use services told the CQC:

  1. People who use services do not always feel that they are kept safe from unwanted sexual behaviour
  2. Clinical leaders of mental health services do not always know what is good practice in promoting the sexual safety of people using the service and of their staff
  3. Many staff do not have the skills to promote sexual safety or to respond appropriately to incidents
  4. The ward environment does not always promote the sexual safety of people using the service
  5. Staff may under-report incidents and reports may not reflect the true impact on the person who is affected
  6. Joint-working with other agencies such as the police does not always work well in practice

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European report on preventing elder maltreatment

World Health Organization, September 2018

Estimates suggest that at least four million people experience elder maltreatment in any one year in the European region. This report discusses the scale of the problem in more detail, identifies risk factors for maltreatment, describes the latest evidence on the effectiveness of interventions for prevention, and identifies strategies and key policies to reduce its burden.

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