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Carers strategy: second national action plan 2014 - 2016

Summarises the Government's progress in supporting carers since the publication of Recognised, valued and supported: next steps for the Carers Strategy' in 2010. It provides an overview of evidence gathered over the last few years and explains the main achievements in recognising and supporting carers during that time.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

Overarching report of findings from the adult autism strategy consultation activities

The Department of Health carried out a consultation process on the future strategy for adults with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) which closed on 15 September 2009. Over 1,100 responses were received, including from people with ASC, families and carers, voluntary sector organisations and health and social care bodies. This document is a summary of the findings from the consultation, setting out the approach taken, and the key themes and priority actions identified by respondents

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

Personalised health and care 2020: using data and technology to transform outcomes for patients and citizens: a framework for action

A framework developed aimed to support staff, patients and citizens to make better use of data and technology and use it to transform outcomes for patients and carers. The framework considers what progress the health and care system has already made and what can be learnt from other industries and the wider economy.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

Delivering race equality: a framework for action: mental health services consultation document

This draft framework, which is being issued for consultation, sets out what those planning, delivering and monitoring local primary care and mental health services need to do to improve services for users experiencing mental illness and distress, and their relatives and carers, from Black and minority ethnic communities. There is clear evidence that these users and their relatives and carers experience inequitable services and outcomes.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

Carers strategy demonstrator sites project funding allocations 2009/10

This circular provides information on the administration of the 2009-10 allocation for local authorities taking part in the Carers Strategy Demonstrator Sites (CSDS) project.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

Mental Health Act 1983: code of practice

This code of practice provides guidance to mental health professionals and other practitioners on how they should carry out their duties under the Mental Health Act. As well as providing guidance for professionals, the revised code of practice also guides patients, their families and carers on their rights.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

Caring for our future: reforming care and support: equality analysis

This document sets out how the Department of Health has met the Public Sector Equality Duty during policy development, in line with the five chapters of the White Paper. The chapters are: I am supported to maintain my independence for as long as possible; I understand how care and support works, and what my entitlements and responsibilities are; I am happy with the quality of my care and support; I know that the person giving me care and support will treat me with dignity and respect; and I am in control of my care and support.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

A review of the NHS hospitals complaints system: putting patients back in the picture

There were more than 162,000 complaints about NHS care in 2012/13. Following the Francis report into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust which highlighted that complaints are a warning sign of problems in a hospital, the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt commissioned a review to consider the handling of concerns and complaints in NHS hospital care in England. The review was co-chaired by Ann Clwyd MP for Cynon Valley and Professor Tricia Hart, Chief Executive, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust..

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

The Government response to the consultation on revised statutory guidance to implement the Strategy for Adults with Autism in England

1. This document is a summary of the responses received during the consultation on revised statutory guidance to implement the Strategy for Adults with Autism in England. It highlights the key themes and common issues from the consultation responses and sets out the Government’s response that has shaped the statutory guidance. 2 Autism is a lifelong condition that influences how people interpret the world and interact with others. It is estimated that more than 500,000 people in England are on the autism spectrum, which includes people with high functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

The national service framework for mental health: five years on

The National Service Framework for Mental Health was published in 1999. It laid out a much welcomed list of standards of what health services were to be provided – in terms of mental health promotion, services in primary and secondary care, services for carers and for suicide prevention. It gave an expectation that all of these would be met within a ten year timeframe. Five years on, it is time to reflect on how far mental health services have risen to the challenge. The picture is mixed.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:17