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Mental health news this week - part 3



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News from NHS Networks (Mental Health) - UK alcohol clinical guidelines in development - www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-alcohol-clinical-guidelines-development-begins

News from Care Quality Commission - CQC and National Police Chiefs' Council sign agreement - www.cqc.org.uk/news/stories/cqc-national-police-chiefs-council-sign-agreement

News from Royal College of Psychiatrists - New local guidance published to support the needs of older people - www.rcpsych.ac.uk/news-and-features/latest-news/detail/2019/10/21/new-local-guidance-published-to-support-the-needs-of-older-people

Paramedics will be able to access the records of mental health service users - www.digitalhealth.net/2019/10/paramedics-to-get-access-to-mental-health-crisis-plans/

News from South London and Maudsley NHS - One Croydon, a partnership between the local NHS, Croydon Council and Age UK Croydon - www.slam.nhs.uk/media/news/new-health-and-care-plan-for-croydon

News from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS FT - Insight study to explore application of anti-inflammatory drug tocilizumab to treat depressive disorders - www.cpft.nhs.uk/Latest-news/Help-investigate-a-new-treatment-for-depression.htm

News from Department of Health and Social Care - Contracts awarded to deliver urgent medicines into UK after Brexit - www.gov.uk/government/news/contracts-awarded-to-deliver-urgent-medicines-into-uk-after-brexit

Government commits to new Mental Health Act delivering advance "choice and autonomy" to individuals - www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/news/government-policy/government-commits-to-new-mental-health-act-delivering-advance-choice-and-autonomy

Two year research trial will examine effectiveness of relationship-orientated counselling against standard CAMHS interventions - www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/news/children/research-will-examine-effectiveness-of-relationship-orientated-counselling-against-standard-camhs-interventions

Older adults benefit from digital health care technology through ‘Widening Digital Participation programme’ - New resources help organisations to support older people to use digital - NHS Digital

Guidance from NHS Employers: ‘Making the NHS the Best Place to Work’ - https://improvement.nhs.uk/documents/6028/Engagement_Resource_Document_10_Oct.pdf

News from National Health Executive - RSPH want you to ‘look after your self-ie’ with launch of online resource - www.nationalhealthexecutive.com/Health-Service-Focus/rsph-want-you-to-look-after-your-self-ie-with-launch-of-online-resource-

News from Care Quality Commission - Published: State of Care Report 2018/19 - www.cqc.org.uk/publications/major-report/state-care

News from Centre for Mental Health - ‘State of Care’ report raises serious concerns about mental health inpatient services - www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/news/state-of-care-report-raises-concerns

Mind responds to CQC ‘State of Care’ report - www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/mind-responds-to-cqc-state-of-care-report-showing-reduced-access-and-quality-of-care-in-mental-health-services/

News from Royal College of Nursing - CQC report backs RCN calls for nursing workforce investment - www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/news/uk-cqc-backs-rcn-calls-for-nursing-workforce-investment-151019

News from Royal College of Psychiatrists - Response to CQC ‘State of Care’ report - www.rcpsych.ac.uk/news-and-features/latest-news/detail/2019/10/15/rcpsych-responds-to-the-cqc's-state-of-care-report

Response to priorities set out for mental health in Queen’s speech - NHS Providers responds to proposals in the Queen's Speech

Comment on CQC ‘State of Care’ report: quality of care improving despite growing pressures - Overall quality of care is improving despite growing pressures on services

News from The King’s Fund - Response to CQC ‘State of Care’ report - www.kingsfund.org.uk/press/press-releases/care-quality-commission-state-care

News from Health Service Journal - 'Governance' warning for long-stay care providers - www.hsj.co.uk/patient-safety/governance-warning-for-long-stay-care-providers/7026123.article

News from South London and Maudsley NHS - Multi-systemic therapy teams created following a £2 million grant from the Youth Endowment Fund - www.slam.nhs.uk/media/news/grant-will-support-vulnerable-young-people

News from Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS - Street Triage Service extended to support more people in mental health crisis - www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/latest-news/street-triage-service-extended-to-support-more-people-in-mental-health-crisis-2466

News from Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS - Trust pathway to help patients acknowledged as national best practice - www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/latest-news/trust-pathway-to-help-patients-acknowledged-as-national-best-practice-2468

News from West London NHS - CAMHS/ESCAN receive visit from Lumos charity and Kenyan government - www.westlondon.nhs.uk/news-events/camhs-escan-receive-visit-from-lumos-charity-and-kenyan-government/

News from Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS - Three projects recognised at ‘Positive Practice in Mental Health’ awards - www.cntw.nhs.uk/news/three-projects-recognised-at-positive-practice-in-mental-health-awards/

News from Oxford Health NHS - Winners! National Mental Health Award success for OSCA and Blue ICE - www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/news/winners-national-mental-health-award-success-for-osca-and-blueice/

News from Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS - Public consultation for local stroke services underway - www.covwarkpt.nhs.uk/our-news/public-consultation-on-coventry-and-warwickshire-stroke-services-is-now-underway-1698

News from Department of Health and Social Care - Time to solve childhood obesity: CMO special report - https://assets.publishing.service.g...ial-report-childhood-obesity-october-2019.pdf

Children treated for computer gaming addiction under NHS Long Term Plan - www.england.nhs.uk/2019/10/children-treated-for-computer-gaming-addiction-under-nhs-long-term-plan/

NHS taskforce to drive improvements in young people’s hospital mental health, learning disability and autism care - www.england.nhs.uk/2019/10/nhs-taskforce-to-drive-improvements-in-young-peoples-hospital-mental-health-learning-disability-and-autism-care/

Rough sleepers in homeless hotspots to benefit from NHS mental health outreach - www.england.nhs.uk/2019/10/rough-sleepers-in-homeless-hotspots-to-benefit-from-nhs-mental-health-outreach/

News from Public Health England - Every Mind Matters - Groundbreaking new platform launched to support mental health - www.gov.uk/government/news/groundbreaking-new-platform-launched-to-support-mental-health

News from Local Government Association - Suicide prevention sector-led improvement prospectus 2019/20 - www.local.gov.uk/suicide-prevention-sector-led-improvement-prospectus-201920

News from Nesta - The future of mental health support - www.nesta.org.uk/blog/future-mental-health-support/

News from Mind - Co-Op Launches Charity Partnership to Support Mental Wellbeing - www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/co-op-launches-charity-partnership-to-support-mental-wellbeing/

News from Royal College of Nursing - New parity of esteem initiative encourages members to take holistic approach to patient care - www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/news/uk-campaign-promotes-equal-treatment-of-mental-and-physical-health-071019

News from Mental Health Today - We must prioritise tackling racism to reduce ethnic inequalities in mental illness - www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/news/inequality/tackling-racism-is-the-top-priority-to-reduce-ethnic-inequalities-in-severe-mental-illness-according-to-a-national-consultation

Mental health crisis plan access for ambulance staff to go live - Mental health crisis plan access for ambulance staff to go live - NHS Digital

News from NHS Providers - Report: Providers deliver: better care for patients - Providers Deliver

New mental health taskforce is welcome but we must be realistic about how quickly progress can be made - New mental health taskforce is welcome but we must be realistic about how quickly progress can be made

Life after loss: an economic evaluation of specialist counselling after baby loss - www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/life-after-loss

Developing allied health professional leaders: an interactive guide for clinicians and trust boards - Developing allied health professional leaders — an interactive guide for clinicians and trust boards | NHS Improvement

First State of the Nation report marks World Mental Health Day - www.gov.uk/government/news/first-state-of-the-nation-report-marks-world-mental-health-day

News from Royal College of Psychiatrists - New resources on OCD and memory problems - www.rcpsych.ac.uk/news-and-features/latest-news/detail/2019/10/10/new-resources-on-ocd-and-memory-problems-for-world-mental-health-day

News from Social Care Institute for Excellence - Digital capabilities for social workers stakeholders' report - www.scie.org.uk/news/mediareleases/digital-capabilities-report

Stevens: New NHS beds should squeeze ‘inappropriate’ private care - www.hsj.co.uk/finance-and-efficiency/stevens-new-nhs-beds-should-squeeze-inappropriate-private-care/7026113.article

New laws planned on patient safety and medicines - www.hsj.co.uk/conservative-nhs-policy/new-laws-planned-on-patient-safety-and-medicines/7026127.article

News from South London and Maudsley NHS - Trust launch suicide prevention strategy - www.slam.nhs.uk/media/news/trust-launch-suicide-prevention-strategy-on-world-mental-health-day

West London NHS Trust part of vital Discover-NOW research partnership - www.westlondon.nhs.uk/news-events/west-london-nhs-trust-part-of-vital-discover-now-research-partnership/

People prescribed medication for their mental health aren’t being given enough information about side effects by their GP - www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/lack-of-gp-training-risks-leaving-people-in-the-dark-about-side-effects-of-psychiatric-medication/

Mind urges NHS leaders to prioritise mental health in local plans - NHS Long-term Plan

News from Public Health England - Guidance: ‘Health matters: rough sleeping - www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-matters-rough-sleeping/health-matters-rough-sleeping

News from NHS England - Guidance: The community mental health framework for adults and older adults - www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/community-mental-health-framework-for-adults-and-older-adults.pdf

News from Department of Health and Social Care - 5-year programme of investment in health infrastructure, including a new hospital building programme - https://assets.publishing.service.g...ta/file/835657/health-infrastructure-plan.pdf

Policy paper: ACMD ageing cohort of drug users report: government response - www.gov.uk/government/publications/acmd-ageing-cohort-of-drug-users-report-government-response

News from Royal College of Psychiatrists Plans to transform mental health services set to fail if psychiatric roles aren’t filled, RCPsych survey suggests - www.rcpsych.ac.uk/news-and-features/latest-news/detail/2019/10/03/plans-to-transform-mental-health-services-set-to-fail-if-psychiatric-roles-aren’t-filled-rcpsych-survey-suggests

News from the Health Service Journal - Half of flagship new care models made no savings - evaluation - www.hsj.co.uk/service-design/half-of-flagship-new-care-models-made-no-savings-evaluation/7026051.article

News from the Health Service Journal - Boost registered nurses to protect and retain staff, finds research - www.hsj.co.uk/workforce/boost-registered-nurses-to-protect-and-retain-staff-finds-research/7026037.article

The Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman has launched a review of failings in relation to an investigation into the death of a young woman with anorexia - www.ombudsman.org.uk/news-and-blog/news/death-woman-19-anorexia-was-avoidable-ombudsman-rules

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust - Trust and agency investigating ‘false claims’ over patient death - www.hsj.co.uk/south-london-and-maudsley-nhs-foundation-trust/trust-and-agency-investigating-false-claims-over-patient-death/7026063.article

News from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS FT - Results show app can improve therapy for stroke survivors - www.cpft.nhs.uk/Latest-news/Results-show-app-can-improve-therapy-for-stroke-survivors.htm