Tag Archives: Mental Capacity

Updates to the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS Funded Nursing Care (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary NHS continuing healthcare is a package of health and social care arranged and funded solely by the NHS where an individual has a primary health need. Parts of the Department of Health’s set of guidance documents on the principles … 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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National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS Funded Nursing Care (Department of Health)

Summary Department of Health guidance on the principles and processes of the national framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care has been updated to reflect the new NHS created by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, … Continue reading

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Ethics Tool Kit (BMA)

Summary The British Medical Association (BMA) has produced a tool kit of information summary “cards” which introduce the core issues concerning common ethical problems and provide practical approaches to those problems / issues. “The tool kit is structured around a number … Continue reading

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Safeguarding Vulnerable People in the Reformed NHS (NHS Commissioning Board)

Summary This NHS Commissioning Board document replaces earlier guidance issued in September 2012. It explains how safeguarding will work in the NHS from April 2013. Full Text Link Reference NHS Commissioning Board (2013). Safeguarding vulnerable people in the reformed NHS: accountability … Continue reading

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

Summary The Mental Capacity Act 2005 created the Independent Mental Capacity Service to empower and safeguard people who do not have the capacity to make decisions. This Act also introduced the legal duty for NHS bodies and local authorities to … Continue reading

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Prevalence of Dementia in Care Home Residents (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary A survey by the Alzheimer’s Society has discovered that more than 320,000 of the 400,000 people living in the 20,000 care homes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have dementia or severe memory problems. This estimate is almost 30% higher than … Continue reading

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Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Harm: a Legal Guide for Practitioners (SCIE)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary The Department of Health commissioned this document in 2009, which is up-to-date to December 2010. This guide is a response … Continue reading

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