Mental Health

Mental Capacity Act 2005 – One year on – August 2015 report published

Mental Capacity Act 2005 – One year on – August 2015 report published

The Department of Health have published their report – Mental Capacity Health Act 2005 – Valuing every voice, respecting every right – One Year On With the Department of Health and Ministry of Justice introducing the National Mental Capacity Forum, this document is an excellent introduction of the work that…

Service Model: Supporting people with a learning disability/autism and mental health condition

Service Model: Supporting people with a learning disability/autism and mental health condition

A draft Service model for commissioners across health and care ‘Supporting people with a learning disability and/or autism who have a mental health condition or display behaviour that challenges’ has just been published. This model will be tested in the 5 ‘Fast Track’ areas and feedback is being requested on…

Law Commission’s consultation paper, Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty published

Law Commission’s consultation paper, Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty published

The Law Commission’s consultation paper, Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty was today published. The paper can be accessed on our website: http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/project/mental-capacity-and-deprivation-of-liberty/#related. The consultation paper reviews the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (the DoLS) in England and Wales. Our goal is to replace the DoLS with a straightforward and accessible legal…

Options for integrated commissioning – Beyond Barker

Options for integrated commissioning – Beyond Barker

Kings Fund report looking at the future of integrated care with our new report, Options for integrated commissioning: beyond Barker. Following the recommendation for a single pooled health and social care budget, as laid out in the independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England, the…

An Intellectual Disability Outcomes Framework for improving the quality of services for people with intellectual disability

An Intellectual Disability Outcomes Framework for improving the quality of services for people with intellectual disability

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has produced a report and outcomes framework recently. They’ve reviewed the three outcomes frameworks that commissioners should be taking into consideration: NHS Outcomes Framework Public Health Outcomes Framework Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework. The college has distilled the three outcomes frameworks into five domains. Preventing people…

Invitation to Workshop: Meeting the Challenges of the New Framework for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in End of Life Care

Invitation to Workshop: Meeting the Challenges of the New Framework for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in End of Life Care

London, 27 July 2015 Working in collaboration – St Luke’s Hospice Sheffield, Hospice UK, and the Law Commission are holding two one day workshops including one in London, to explore and discuss proposals by the Law Commission for reform of the framework for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). Each event…

The Workforce Development Innovation Fund (WDIF) – Applications for WDIF 2015-2016 open at 8am on Friday 8 May. And closes 1pm 5th June

The Workforce Development Innovation Fund (WDIF) – Applications for WDIF 2015-2016 open at 8am on Friday 8 May. And closes 1pm 5th June

http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Funding/Workforce-development-innovation-fund/Workforce-development-innovation-fund-%28WDIF%29.aspx The Workforce Development Innovation Fund (WDIF) is a special funding stream within the Workforce Development Fund (WDF). It aims to fund projects that are innovative in their approach to influencing workforce development in the longer term. It has a similar focus to WDF – on supporting ongoing professional development…

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