Best use of unscheduled dental care services

NHS England, November 2015

This Quick Guide is designed to provide practical information for dental providers and commissioners on what they can do to improve dental unscheduled care for patients over the winter period, and beyond. Throughout this document you will find practical tips, case studies and links to useful resources.

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Psychiatric reports: Preparation & use in cases involving asylum, removal from the UK or immigration detention – CR199

Royal College of Psychiatrists, October 2015

This guidance document is aimed primarily at psychiatrists who are requested to prepare medical reports on the mental health of persons seeking asylum, in immigration detention, and/or facing removal from the UK.

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on:

•the purpose of expert medical evidence in such cases
•what to expect during instruction
•the legal requirements when providing an expert witness report to the court
•common issues and problems which may arise
•the legal framework for such reports in asylum and removal cases
•the key components of good quality reports.

Click here to download the guidance.

Eye Care Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Royal College of Ophthalmologists, September 2015

Written in collaboration with VISION 2020 UK and SeeAbility this guidance aims to provide ophthalmologists with guidance and support so as to enable them to provide insightful and quality treatment to patients with learning disabilities. The College information can also be supplemented by the General Medical Council’s interactive learning sessions regarding patients with learning disabilities on its website.

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Helping children to be safer, healthier and free of crime

Public Health England, October 2015

This pathway provides guidance to school nurses and youth justice professionals working with young people who are in the youth justice system or at risk of being involved. It sets out the rationale for effective partnership working and pulls together the core principles to help local areas develop their own local frameworks to support effective working.

Click here for further information and to download the guidance.

Assessing the health of people who are homeless

The Queen’s Nursing Institute, October 2015

The Queen’s Nursing Institute have produced guidance for community nurses to help them assess the health of homeless people.

The resource features a template health assessment including general physical health, presence of long term conditions, substance use, mental health, sexual health and housing. It also incorporates template care plans for use by nurses and patients.

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Learning Disabilities: IAPT Positive Practice Guide

Mental Health Foundation, September 2015

This Positive Practice Guide, which is written by experts in learning disabilities, summarises the needs of people with learning disabilities and clearly outlines the reasonable adjustments that are recommended to ensure that people with learning disabilities get the maximum benefit from treatment within an IAPT service.

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Care and Treatment Review: Policy and Guidance

NHS England, August 2015

This guidance has been produced by building on the learning from the Care and Treatment reviews which have taken place so far, including extensive engagement with people with learning disabilities, their representatives and their families.

The document will help local Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England commissioners implement the recommendation from this learning that CTRs should become ‘business as usual’.

Click here to view the full text guidance.