Tag Archives: Local Authority Scrutiny Functions

Monitoring the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS): Annual Report (Care Quality Commission)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s fourth report into how the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards have been applied – during 2012/13 – mentions concern that the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is not understood or implemented consistently across health and social … Continue reading

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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: Practice Guidelines (SCIE Report 66)

Summary This SCIE report covers good practice in the management and implementation of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards  (DoLS). It is concerned with how to protect the human rights of vulnerable people, whether in hospitals or care homes, and also covers the … Continue reading

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Prospects of Health and Wellbeing Boards (Smith Institute)

Summary Health and wellbeing boards have the potential to improve integrated care and provide more democratic approaches to developing shared plans for local populations. Effective relationships and adequate resources are required for them to be effective. Chapters include: Development of … Continue reading

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Care Home Regulation Unfit for Purpose: Care Minister Norman Lamb (BBC News)

Summary Care minister Norman Lamb has concluded that regulation of the care sector is not fit for purpose. New proposals on care homes are open for consultation. One proposal is for regulators to be given greater powers to examine the books of the … Continue reading

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Development Tool for Health and Wellbeing Boards (LGA / NHS Leadership Academy)

Summary This development tool for health and wellbeing boards has been produced by the Local Government Association and NHS Leadership Academy. It offers health and wellbeing boards a tool for assessing how effective they are in practice and how their … Continue reading

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Guidance on Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (Department of Health / BMA Guidance)

Summary A Department of Health document advises health and wellbeing boards (and their partners) about performing and contributing to Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) and joint health and wellbeing strategies under the new health and care system. Health and wellbeing boards … Continue reading

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