Government response to No voice unheard, no right ignored

Department of Health, November 2015

This response sets out proposals to strengthen the rights of people with learning disabilities, autism or mental health conditions and their families. Significantly the government has announced people with learning disabilities, autism or mental health conditions who are at risk of hospital admission will get a named social worker to challenge decisions about their care.

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European Convention on Human Rights Article 2: investigations into mental health incidents

Department of Health, November 2015

This guidance is for NHS organisations deciding whether to carry out an independent investigation to satisfy the state’s obligations under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights. NHS bodies implicated in serious incidents may be considered ‘state agents’ for the purposes of Article 2.

The procedures to be followed when managing a serious incident are set out in the NHS England Serious Incident Framework – Supporting learning to prevent recurrence .

This document, when read together with the framework, replaces the Department of Health guidance ‘Independent investigations of adverse events in mental health services’, published in 2005.

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Learning resources: Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) in social work

Department of Health, October 2015

These resources provide guidance for adult social care workers on the Mental Capacity Act and how it relates to their continuing professional development.

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Learning resources for social work with adults who have autism

Department of Health, October 2015

The guidance documents are designed to be used by social workers at all levels, from front line practitioners to senior social workers, social work supervisors and managers, to support them to deliver the best outcomes for the people with whom they work.

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‘Telephone Support’ psychological wellbeing and work feasibility pilot evaluation

Department of Health, September 2015

To improve the employment and health prospects for people with common mental health conditions, RAND Europe recommended the government pilot a number of interventions.  The ‘Telephone Support’ Psychological Wellbeing and Work Feasibility Pilot used combined telephone-based psychological and employment related support. This evaluation of the pilot examines the most effective design and delivery mode of the ‘Telephone Support’ intervention.

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‘Group Work’ psychological wellbeing and work feasibility pilot evaluation

Department of Health, September 2015

The ‘Group Work’ Psychological Wellbeing and Work Feasibility Pilot is a group-based intervention based on the JOBS II model developed by the University of Michigan. It was jointly commissioned by DWP and the Department of Health. This evaluation examines the most effective design and delivery mode of the ‘Group Work’ intervention.

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Improvements to care in the last days and hours of life

Department of Health, August 2015

This report shows the progress organisations have made on specific commitments in the One Chance to Get it Right report, which set out actions to improve care in the last days and hours of life.

The update sets out progress made on:

•the new Care Quality Commission inspection regime for end of life care
•new NICE guidance
•actions to improve education, training and research
•professional regulation
•the implementation of the priorities for care

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