Briefing / mental health / social care / workforce

Barriers to employment: what works for people with mental health problems

The Centre for Mental Health have produced a briefing looking “at what interventions work as well, where gaps exist in evidence-based interventions as well as some current models of supported employment and urges commissioners and providers of both employment services and health and social care to make support into employment a priority. ” Read the briefing at: … Continue reading

dignity / learning disabilities / learning disability / nurses / quality / safeguarding / social care / social workers / third sector organisations / voluntary organisations / Website / winterbourne

Driving up quality in learning disabilities

“The Driving Up Quality Code is a code for providers and commissioners. Signing up is a commitment to driving up quality in services for people with learning disabilities”   Visit the website at: http://www.drivingupquality.org.uk/home Continue reading

Briefing / Francis report / quality / social care / third sector organisations / values / voluntary organisations

Why the Francis Inquiry matters to social care providers

“This two-part briefing produced for VODG members in conjunction with the NCF and Sue Ryder aims to explain why the Francis Inquiry and the resulting reforms are important to social care providers. Part 1 introduces the background to the Inquiry and the evolving policy response. Part 2 considers some of the implications of the Francis … Continue reading

Conference / district nurses / GPs / Greater Manchester / housing / learning opportunity / occupational therapists / practice managers / public health / Salford / social care / telecare / telemedicine

Telecare Event in Salford

A free telecare event is being held in Salford helping health professionals find out more about telecare helping to provide care in the home. Read more at http://www.gmphnetwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/North-West-Invitation.pdf Continue reading

costs / elderly / falls / occupational therapists / research / Research / social care

Exploring the system-wide costs of falls in older people in Torbay

“One in three people aged over 65, and half of those aged over 80, fall at least once a year. Falls cost the NHS more than £2 billion per year. With the number of people aged 65 and over predicted to increase by 2 million by 2021, these costs are set to rise further.”   … Continue reading

armed forces / mental health / public health / Report / social care / Web Page

Transition from military to civilian life

“The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), established through a Big Lottery Fund endowment to improve the transition of Service personnel, and their families, from military into civilian life, launched its seminal ‘Transition Mapping Study’ report at RUSI, 61 Whitehall on 14th August 2013. The study, conducted by The Futures Company, reviewed how the entire transition … Continue reading

Horizon Scannning / human resources / NHS / social care / training / workforce / workforce planning

The King’s Fund. Meeting our needs now and in the future?

“There is a mismatch between the location of the current workforce and where care is needed, and both the NHS and social care sector require multi-skilled staff to work across boundaries.” This King’s Fund paper looks at these issues and offers advice on how to address them. Download the paper at http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/time-to-think-differently/publications/nhs-and-social-care-workforce Continue reading