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Modernising the Mental Health Act

Mental health network

17 / 12 / 2018 Midday

A summary of the final report of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act

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Skills advisory panels briefing

14 / 12 / 2018 1.54pm

This briefing aims to provide an update on the skills advisory panels, which will play an important role in identifying, prioritising and addressing local skills gaps.

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The Royal College of Emergency Medicine produces a report on improving safety ahead of this year’s winter

04 / 12 / 2018 12.56pm

This report explores the scale of challenge across the UK both in winter and all year round, it finds that escalating demand is putting pressure on emergency departments equivalent to around 13 new emergency departments. The paper goes on to note the different levels at which A&E departments are likely to be operating this winter, before concluding that hospital boards should be made aware of any risk so that they can act on it appropriately.

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Rethink Mental Illness analyse the current state of mental health services and what the long-term plan might mean for mental health

04 / 12 / 2018 12.51pm

This analysis paints a challenging picture of mental health services and considers how limited access to services is hampering outcomes in people with serious conditions. Reflecting on significant gaps in service provision, the report finds that several barriers including; limited public engagement, workforce and funding are impacting capacity in the sector before concluding that clearer pathways and a concerted approach from the centre are key to overcoming them.

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The big three health think tanks outline 5 tests for workforce in the upcoming long-term plan

04 / 12 / 2018 12.28pm

This report looks at the current workforce challenges and what will be needed to overcome them in the coming years. It prescribes 5 tests that the NHS long-term plan to pass in order to meet future demands. Reflecting on the urgent need for action in these areas, the report states that significant expansion in new and extended roles will be necessary.

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Public Health England look at how community-centred practice could reach vulnerable groups

04 / 12 / 2018 11.59am

This paper on community-centred practice outlines what steps NHS organisations and staff can do to promote practice that engages traditionally marginalised and vulnerable groups. It notes that more should be done to involve the community in decisions about their care and that more programmes designed to foster peer-to-peer support should be established. The paper estimates that commissioners could save as much as £5.2million per year if they implement effective community-centred practice in their patch.

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Brexit and health: What's at risk in the event of a no-deal?

23 / 11 / 2018 2.42pm

Find out what's at risk for the health sector in the event of a no-deal Brexit scenario in this infographic from the Brexit Health Alliance.

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Letting Local Systems Lead: How the NHS Long Term Plan can deliver a Sustainable NHS

16 / 11 / 2018 9.05am

In Letting Local Systems Lead, we are calling for action to remove the barriers to effective local system working.

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Home Countries Digital Transformation Type: Publication

Four Countries Workshop Presentation


15 / 11 / 2018 3.58pm

Welsh NHS Confederation presentation at four countries workshop on digital transformation in Wales

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Shifting the Centre of Gravity: Making place-based, person-centred health and care a reality

14 / 11 / 2018 4.21pm

A coalition of health and social care organisations have set out a refreshed commitment to transforming health, care and wellbeing services to improve people’s health and care.

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Equality and human rights can improve care quality | Joan Saddler and Lucy Wilkinson

17 / 12 / 2018 3.59pm

Can care quality improve when we put a focus on equality, diversity and inclusion? Joan Saddler, associate director at the NHS Confederation and co-chair of the NHS Equality and Diversity Council speaks with Lucy Wilkinson, equality, diversity and human rights manager at the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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