Category Archives: In the News

Dementia-Related Hospital Admissions (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary Patients with dementia are being admitted to hospitals at an increasing rate, often because of the lack of community care, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. “The Alzheimer’s Society analysed hospital records covering emergency admissions in the six years to … Continue reading

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NHS Demands Action to Reduce Betting-Related Ill Health (BBC News / NHS England / Respublica)

Summary Claire Murdoch, NHS England’s National Director for Mental Health, has written to the UK’s big gambling companies, demanding assistance on preventive measures to reduce betting-related ill health: Full Text Link Reference NHS tells betting firms to stop ‘vicious gambling … Continue reading

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Christmas and Dementia: Some Benefits and Coping Strategies (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older Peoples’ Mental Health, has released his traditional Christmas-time message to families and carers. Some simple coping strategies are provided. It is noted, on the positive side, that TV … Continue reading

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Statistics on Unpaid Carers in the UK: Carers Rights Day 2019 (Carers UK)

Summary Carers Rights Day 2019 took place on Thursday November 21st 2019. Research shows that two thirds of adults in the UK can expect to be unpaid carers. There is a 50:50 chance of becoming such a carer by the … Continue reading

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Demand for Mental Health Inpatient Beds in England (BBC News / NHS Strategy Unit)

Summary Hundreds more NHS mental health beds would be required in England to end the practice of sending patients far from home for treatment (so called “out-of-area placements”). An NHS Strategy Unit report explores the pressures on inpatient mental health … Continue reading

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Mandatory Learning Disability and Autism Awareness Training for NHS Staff (DHSC / BBC News)

Summary Mandatory learning disability and autism awareness-raising training is to be introduced for healthcare staff. The level of such training will be proportionate to each member of staff’s role and level of contact with people with a learning disability.​ Full … Continue reading

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Detention of Children and Young People With Learning Disabilities and/or Autism (Joint Committee on Human Rights / BBC News)

Summary Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) indicates that the human rights of young people with a learning disabilities and / or autism are being breached in mental health hospitals. Proposals for radical reform are advocated. “Too often families of … Continue reading

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