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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.

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Integration of adult health and social care in Scotland: consultation analysis report

In May 2012, the Scottish Government launched a public consultation to inform recommendations for legislation to support the integration of adult health and social care in Scotland. This report presents the views expressed by respondents to the consultation proposals.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

National care standards: hospice care

Outlines the national care standards for hospice care in Scotland. Contents: before using the support service, standards one to four; having confidence in your service, standards five to ten; getting the most out of life standards eleven to nineteen.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

Social Services, England: The Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Act (Qualifying Services) (England) Regulations 2003

The qualifying services prescribed for the purposes of section 15(1) of the Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Act 2003 are intermediate care and community equipment (aids and minor adaptations) services.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

The same as you? Partnership in practice agreements 2004-2007: national overview and next steps

One of the 29 recommendations of the 'The same as you?' review was that local authorities and health boards should draw up Partnership in Practice agreements (PiPs). The aim of this national overview report is to provide feedback on the key messages that emerge from a review of all of the 2004-2007 PiPs, taking account of additional evidence from other sources.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

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

Government response to the House of Commons Health Committee Report on Social Care (Fourteenth Report of Session 2010-12)

On 8 February 2012, the House of Commons Health Committee published Social Care: Fourteenth Report of Session 2010–12 (HC 1583–II). The report followed an inquiry by the Health Committee on transforming care and support. This accompanying document to the Care and Support White Paper responds to each recommendation and conclusion of the Committees report. These are grouped by theme, setting out the actions being taken forward. Main themes covered are Integration; the Dilnot Commission; Quality; Personalisation; and Supporting Carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

Telecare to 2012: an action plan for Scotland

This Action Plan has been developed by the national Telecare Programme Board and builds directly upon the 2008-10 Telecare Strategy. It provides continuing strategic direction and support for Local Partnerships and other key stakeholders in the development and implementation of their telecare programmes. Compared with most other countries, Scotland is currently performing well in the development and implementation of telehealth and telecare services for its citizens.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

Disability and carers service customer service survey 2008

This reports on the Disability and Carers (DCS) Customer Service Survey 2008. Results showed that overall satisfaction with the DCS continues to be high and that there have been some signs of improvement since the previous year. The report suggests a number of aspects of the service that should be focused on.

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.

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