Monthly Archives: March 2012

Implementing Health and Wellbeing Boards (Capita’s 2nd National Conference)

Summary Health and Wellbeing Boards are the bodies having the responsibility for commissioning care and improving democratic decision-making at a local level regarding local health and social care priorities.  Capita’s 2nd Implementing Health and Wellbeing Boards Conference (London, April 23rd 2012) promises to offer opportunities … Continue reading

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Reablement Guide for Families and Carers (SCIE / Carers UK)

Summary This Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) briefing, co-produced with Carers UK, introduces the concept of reablement services, discusses eligibility for reablement services, and clarifies what users might expect from reablement services in terms of improvements to their quality … Continue reading

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Health and Social Care Bill Given Royal Assent (Department of Health)

Summary The Health and Social Care Bill was given Royal Assent and became the Health and Social Care Act (2012) on March 27th. The Act enables doctors and nurses to tailor personalised services for their patients, and more choice (theoretically) should be given to … Continue reading

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Joint Discussion on the Future of Services for Older People (ADASS / Oxford Brookes University / IPC)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary This report from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Oxford Brookes University and the Institute of Public … Continue reading

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Guidance for Commissioners of Dementia Services (JCP-MH)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary This document has been written by Ruth Eley and the JCP-MH editorial team. It is based broadly on the Dementia … Continue reading

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Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia (Department of Health)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary This Department of Health publication clarifies the scope of the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia. This “challenge” sets out an ambitious programme of work to achieve … Continue reading

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About the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH) is a collaboration between key organisations with an interest in mental health … Continue reading

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