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Learning disabilities good practice project report December 2016 The Learning Disabilities Good Practice Project gives people who commission, design and deliver services a better understanding of how to improve the lives of people with learning... Read More →
Instructions for approving registered medical practitioners under the Mental Health Act 1983 November 2016 A document has been published containing instructions that lay out the function of approving registered medical practitioners and of approving individuals to act as approved clinicians under the... Read More →
Independent mental capacity advocate (IMCA) annual report November 2016 The fifth annual report of the IMCA service, a statutory service provided by the voluntary sector, has been published for use in both the NHS and local authorities. There are duties to refer people... Read More →
Online Tool May Help Predict Depression November 2016 Researchers at University College London (UCL) have developed an online tool that may help predict the risk of someone suffering from depression in the future. The online test, called PredictD,... Read More →
Maternal Mental Health October 2016 The Maternal Mental Health Alliance - Everyone's Business Campaign has published their latest e-bulletin featuring perinatal mental health news. Read More →
Alzheimer’s Society publishes Data On Dementia Diagnosis Rates October 2016 The Alzheimer’s Society has released new data on the rates of dementia diagnosis in the UK. It shows wide variation between areas with, for example, 31.6% of people with dementia being diagnosed in... Read More →
Sexual and reproductive health within mental illness – e-learning in practice October 2016 The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has launched a unique new e-learning course aimed to address the poor reproductive and sexual health of people with mental illness. The course, SCIE... Read More →
APA opens website for librarians August 2016 The American Psychological Association debuted the APA Librarian?s Resource Centre, a website designed to help librarians through all phases of their work with APA resources, from initial evaluation... Read More →
APA opens website for librarians August 2016 The American Psychological Association debuted the APA Librarian?s Resource Centre, a website designed to help librarians through all phases of their work with APA resources, from initial evaluation... Read More →
Talking Therapies Action Plan July 2016 Talking Therapies: a four year plan of action and the accompanying impact assessment contain useful information for commissioning talking therapy services and a reference of services to which GPs... Read More →

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Mental health: priorities for change December 2016 The document sets out 25 priorities for change. It details how changes in local service planning and delivery will make a...
Suicide prevention report December 2016 The Department of Health has issued the first annual report on the suicide prevention strategy for England. The annual...
Review of quality and extent of dementia care December 2016 Dementia: A state of the nation report on dementia care and support in England sets sets out what is known about dementia...
Web forum for schizophrenia researchers November 2016 Researchers trying to crack one of medicine's most perplexing unsolved mysteries can now keep abreast of late-breaking...
Safer mental health services toolkit October 2016 Based on the findings of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, this...
Domestic violence guidance September 2016 A new publication provides primary care professionals with up-to-date advice about dealing with women who are suffering...
Better Care for Patients with Learning Disabilities August 2016 The General Medical Council (GMC) has launched a new website to guide doctors treating patients who have a learning...
Easy Read Guide To The Mental Health Act August 2016 The Scottish Executive has published an easy read guide to the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. It...
Tackling Stress At Work August 2016 The Government has reaffirmed its commitment to promoting better mental health in the workplace to combat the growing...
Core interventions in the treatment and management of schizophrenia June 2016 Advice issued in a new NICE guideline on Core interventions in the treatment and management of schizophrenia in primary and...
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