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Named Social Worker: learning report

Author:
INNOVATION UNIT
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
32
Place of publication:
London

Interim report which outlines the experiences of six sites piloting the Named Social Worker project. The project, which was commissioned by the Department of Health and is being delivered by the Innovation Unit in partnership with SCIE, explores how having a named social worker can contribute to providing better continuity of care and support for people with learning disabilities. This learning report provides more information about progress in each of the six sites, detailing the specifics of what they consider the role to entail, the lessons from implementation, and their approach to evaluation. It covers the work of The six sites are Calderdale Council, Camden Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Liverpool City Council, Nottingham City Council and Sheffield City Council. It looks at the different approaches of the sites, with some sites focusing on how a named social worker role can generate systemic change and others focusing on what good social work practice looks like. The report also looks at what it means to be a learning organisation and provides some insights arising for the project. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Named Social Worker: baseline report

Author:
INNOVATION UNIT
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2016
Pagination:
19
Place of publication:
London

The first report from an evaluation of six pilot sites set up to develop, implement and evaluate a Named Social Worker for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs. The Named Social Worker programme was initiated by the Department of Health to develop an understanding of how having a named social worker can contribute to individuals with learning disabilities, autism or mental health needs achieving better outcomes. The Innovation Unit and the Social Care Institute for Excellence are working with the six local authority pilot sites, who are: Calderdale Council, Camden Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Liverpool City Council, Nottingham City Council and Sheffield City Council. This report brings together the core theory of change hypothesis that each of the six sites is testing, looks at the models each authority is using and provides an analysis of emerging themes. It also provides an outline of the programme’s approach to evaluation and mini case studies illustrating different elements of implementation. (Edited publisher abstract)

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A framework for mental health research

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
53
Place of publication:
London

Policy document providing a collective view of how mental health research should develop in the UK over the next decade, developed in collaboration with academics, research funders and people who have mental health problems. The framework sets out a structure to improve co-ordination and strengthen the focus on areas where mental health research is likely to translate into significant health benefit. It describes the impact mental health problems can have on individuals, its wider societal and economic consequences. It also explains the importance of mental health research in driving innovation in mental health care and provides case studies to illustrate the UK’s current strengths and the difference UK-based research has already made. In identifying the current barriers to mental health research in the UK and future research opportunities, the Framework highlights the importance of taking a life-course approach to mental health research; the value of involving of people with mental health problems; the need for securing closer integration of mental and physical health research to maximise research capacity. It provides ten recommendations to address the barriers and opportunities for UK mental health research. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Government response to the House of Commons Health Committee report Brexit and health and social care: people and processes

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
16
Place of publication:
London

This command paper sets out the government’s response to the report on the impact of Brexit on health and social care published by the House of Commons Health Committee in April 2017. Areas covered in the response include: rights and entitlements of EU citizens remaining in the UK; NHS and adult social care staffing requirements; professional regulation and recognition of professional qualifications; European working time directive; and healthcare provision for EU nationals in the UK and people insured by the UK in other EU countries. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Knowledge and skills statement for social work supervisors in adult social care: a consultation

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
27
Place of publication:
London

Government consultation seeking views on the Knowledge and Skills Statements for practice supervisors supervising front line social workers in adult social care, part of government policy to improve social work education, training and career development. The document includes an overview of the role and attributes of a practice supervisor; the nine knowledge and skills statements; and proposals for a national assessment and accreditation system for practice supervisors. It also includes a glossary of terms and an appendix on the importance of critical reflection within a social work practice framework. The consultation questions cover whether the right knowledge and skills have been identified; the relationship with other Knowledge and Skills Statements and the Professional Capabilities Framework; and whether the proposed national requirements for assessment and accreditation of supervisors are appropriately designed. (Edited publisher abstract)

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2017/18 data security and protection requirements

Authors:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health, NHS ENGLAND, NHS IMPROVEMENT
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
13
Place of publication:
London

Sets out the steps that all health and care organisations will be expected to take in 2017/18 to demonstrate that they are implementing the 10 data security standards recommended by the National Data Guardian. It also includes details about the new Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSP Toolkit) which will be in place from April 2018 and form part of a new framework for assuring that organisations are meeting their statutory obligations. Part A covers the steps for health and care organisations and Part B covers the steps for General practice. The steps are grouped across areas: people, process and technology. (Edited publisher abstract)

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One year on: the Government response to the Review of choice in end of life care

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
24
Place of publication:
London

Sets out the progress the National End of Life Care Programme Board has made on delivering the Government End of life Care Commitment since July 2016. The Government’s Commitment, outlined in ‘Our Commitment to you for end of life care’ (2016), is for everyone to receive high quality end of life care reflecting their individual needs, choices and preferences. The document sets out progress across eight key themes: personalised care for people approaching the end of life; measures to improve care quality for all across different settings; innovation in the delivery of high quality care; national and local leadership to prioritise and improve end of life care nationally; the right knowledge and skills to deliver high quality personalised care; working together with system partners and the voluntary sector; strengthen accountability and transparency to drive improvements; and palliative and end of life care for children and young people. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Government response to the Health Select Committee's inquiry into suicide prevention

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
40
Place of publication:
London

The government’s response to the Health Select Committee’s inquiry into suicide prevention, responding to the committee’s recommendations for improving delivery of the cross-government suicide prevention strategy. This response was prepared by the Department of Health in consultation with other government departments and agencies, including NHS England, Public Health England and Health Education England. The report address a whole range of aspects, including: strategy implementation; quality of local authorities’ plans; funding; services to support people who are vulnerable to suicide; people not in contact with any health services; people in contact with primary care; drug treatment and suicide; people under the care of specialist mental health services; self-harm; sharing information with families; support for those bereaved by suicide; guidelines for responsible reporting of suicide; and media, including social media and the internet. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Adult personal social services: specific revenue funding and grant allocations for 2017/18

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
11
Place of publication:
London

Local authority social services letter (LASSL) confirming specific revenue funding and grant allocations for adult social care services for the financial year 2017 to 2018. It provides information on funding for the third year of Care Act implementation, which comes from a range of sources, as well as details of parts of the Better Care Fund. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Strengths-based social work practice with adults: roundtable report

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
98
Place of publication:
London

This report looks at what ‘strengths-based social work’ with adults, individuals, families and communities means for practitioners and people using the services. It is based on a workshop commissioned by the Department of Health and held at the Social Care Institute for Excellence. The workshop included series of presentations and case studies of practice from across England and two group discussions. The group discussions focused on community assets and supporting change within neighbourhoods and strengths-based practice with individuals and families with complex needs or living in complex circumstances. The report captures the key points and comments from the group discussions with summaries of the presentations. (Edited publisher abstract)

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