• Adult and older adult mental health services 2012-2016

    5 October 2017

    The NHS Benchmarking Network has made their mental health data available to the Centre for Mental Health to provide an independent commentary on what the data suggests about mental health provision in England and Wales between 2012 and 2016.

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  • Prevention in action

    5 October 2017

    A report by the Red Cross finds that local authorities in England must do more in their areas to provide services that prevent, reduce or delay the need for care and support. It also identifies shortcomings in plans for integrating health and social care.

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  • Prime minister announces review to tackle detention of those with mental ill health

    5 October 2017

    The independent review will look at how the legislation is used and how practice can improve.

    Prime minister Theresa May has announced plans for an independent review of mental health legislation and practice to tackle the issue of mental health detention.

    There have been concerns that detention rates under the Mental Health Act – passed more than three decades ago – are too high. The number of detentions has been rising year on year. Last year on average there were 180 cases a day where people were sectioned under the terms of the act.

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  • Hospital admissions report

    4 October 2017

    NHS Digital has published details of all hospital inpatient, day case and adult critical care episodes in England for the 2016/17 financial year.

    Its report, Hospital Admitted Patient Care Activity, provides total numbers for all finished consultant episodes (FCEs) and finished admission episodes (FAEs).

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  • Quality assuring health checks for people with learning disabilities

    4 October 2017

    This audit tool consists of six questions and is designed to support practices, primary care liaison staff and health facilitators to improve the uptake and quality of annual health checks, and reduce the health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities.

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