Tag Archives: Advocacy and Advice Services

Failings in the Complaints System in Health and Social Care? (Healthwatch England / CQC)

Summary An estimated 250,000 incidents of poor care were unreported last year. There are concerns that NHS and local authority “red tape” make it difficult to complain, that there is insufficient independent advice and support to help those who need … Continue reading

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Independent Mental Capacity Service: Sixth Annual Report (Department of Health)

Summary The sixth annual report on the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) service provides statistical information on referrals to this statutory advocacy service. The profile of impairment has not changed; the most common impairments for people receiving the IMCA service are: … Continue reading

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CQC Monitoring of the Mental Health Act (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The number of people in England detained under the Mental Health Act has risen by 12% during the past five years, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Mental Health Act was used over 50,000 times to detain patients … Continue reading

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Mapping London’s Dementia Advocacy Services (Dementia Advocacy Network)

Summary This report, from the Dementia Advocacy Network (DAN), presents findings from DAN’s mapping project of dementia advocacy services across 33 London boroughs. Of the 142 organisations contacted, 26 were identified as providing a level of advocacy for people with … Continue reading

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BGS Commissioning Guidance for Older Care Home Residents (BGS)

Summary This British Geriatrics Society (BGS) guidance on commissioning for excellence in care homes is aimed at people developing models of health care delivery which meet the needs of care home residents. Around 20% of the 400,000 older people living … Continue reading

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Dementia Care: Examples of Best Practice Required (NCCSC / NICE / SCIE)

Summary The NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care (NCCSC) and NICE are working on two resources to support the implementation of the NICE Quality Standard QS30: “Supporting people to live well with dementia”. One resource will cover what the Quality … Continue reading

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Reducing Health Inequalities: Health Professionals’ Roles (UCL Institute of Health Equity)

Summary The report discusses ways to reduce health inequities. Full Text Link Reference Allen, M. Allen, J. [and] Hogarth, S. (2013). Working for Health Equity: The Role of Health Professionals. London: UCL Institute of Health Equity, Department of Epidemiology and Public … Continue reading

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