Category Archives: For Doctors (mostly)

Probably of interest to Doctors.

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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Dementia Services in England: Mega Statistical Package (PHE / NMHDNIN)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has made available a collection of statistical information and analysis to help commissioners and health professionals make more informed decisions about dementia services and interventions. Topics covered include: Understanding dementia locally. Dementia and comorbidities. End … 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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Building a Digital Ready Workforce: Digital Capabilities of Social Workers (SCIE / BASW)

Summary Health Education England commissioned the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) to investigate improving the digital skills of social workers. The Stakeholders’ Report below summarises findings, from social workers and other stakeholders involved, mapping … Continue reading

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Ageing Well and Older People’s Mental Health: Guidance on Implementing the NHS Long Term Plan (Royal College of Psychiatrists, Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry)

Summary The Royal College of Psychiatrists has issued guidance to help local areas organise specialist mental health services for older people, involving old age psychiatrists. Various aspects of older adults’ mental health are mapped to themes in the NHS Long … Continue reading

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Optimal Timing of Blood Pressure Medication: Insight Into Chronotherapy for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction (BBC News / EHJ / Bazian)

Summary Results from the Hygia Chronotherapy Trial suggest that blood pressure medicines may be more effective at lowering blood pressure, and reducing the risk of heart attacks and / or stroke, when taken at bedtime. Full Text Link Reference Roberts, M. (2019). Blood … Continue reading

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