Government’s U turn on custodial healthcare will endanger vulnerable people, says BMA

BMJ, 30 December 2015

The UK government’s decision to drop plans to transfer police custodial healthcare commissioning to the NHS in England has been criticised by the BMA, which fears that it will put vulnerable people at risk of harm….

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Triggers for palliative care: improving access to care for people with diseases other than cancer

Marie Curie, 23 June 2015

This report from the charity Marie Curie calls for healthcare professionals to receive further training and development in palliative care to ensure that everyone with a terminal illness gets the care and support that they need.  The report shows there is limited understanding of what palliative care can do, who it benefits and when to introduce it. It reveals that professionals do not receive enough training in the area and often miss the opportunity to consider whether there is a palliative care need.

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Sustainability in Psychiatry

Royal College of Psychiatrists, March 2015

This RCPsych report aims to introduce the concept of sustainable mental healthcare to members and enable psychiatrists to improve the sustainability of their clinical practice, their team and their organisation.

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