The five year forward view for mental health: Briefing

NHS Confederation, March 2016

This briefing summarises the Mental Health Taskforce final report.

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Shaping a values-based culture: tips and tools for NHS boards

NHS Confederation, October 2015

The NHS Confederation has compiled a list of tools and resources to help shape a values-based culture including values-based recruitment.

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Booking opens for the Mental Health Network Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015

NHS Confederation, November 2014

The conference will take place Wednesday 18 March at ETC Venues 155 Bishopsgate, central London.  Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, is confirmed as a keynote speaker and will be addressing delegates on NHS England’s current and future priorities for mental health services.

The conference will also be an important opportunity for senior leaders in the mental health community to come together to share practical ideas, tools and solutions that can help respond to increasing pressures and address the big strategic and operational challenges facing the sector today.

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Decisions of Value

King’s Fund Blog, 16 October 2014

This research from the NHS Confederation explores the importance of having the right relationships, behaviours and environment to deliver better value of care in the NHS . It identifies a number of different factors that support good decision-making, focusing on the judgments made every day between clinicians and managers.

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Positive and proactive care: reducing the need for restrictive intervention

NHS Confederation, September 2014

The Department of Health has launched guidance aimed at promoting the development of therapeutic environments and minimising all forms of restrictive practices so they are only used as a last resort. This briefing, produced in collaboration with the Care Quality Commission, provides a summary of the guidance, highlighting what it means for providers in practice.

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