In time for last week’s World Autism Day, the Government published new tools to monitor progress on the implementation of the Adult Autism Strategy for England and the statutory guidance on autism services. This briefing provides an overview.
NHS Modernisation – update on concerns and latest developments in pathfinder commissioning consortia
This policy briefing provides the latest information on opposition to elements of the Health and Social Care Bill, and on the implementation of pathfinder GP consortia.
Following a consultation, the government has produced a quality framework for adult social care, including the outcomes framework for 2011/12.
Following recent NICE guidance and the Care Quality Commission’s annual report on the state of care, this briefing provides information on dementia and good practice in preventing it and supporting people with dementia and their carers.
This briefing outlines the current role of NICE, the work it does on public health and its relevance for local government and the likely impact on this work arising from the Health and Social Care Bill.
This briefing summarises new policy, research and publications issued in February and March that relate to social care and health.
This briefing summarises guidance for emerging consortia and updates on concerns about the legislation and the progress of pathfinders.
Equality Act 2010: Banning age discrimination in services, public functions and associations – a consultation on proposed exceptions to the ban
This briefing outlines the proposed exceptions to the Equality Act that are relevant to local authorities, particularly the implications for health and social care where there will be no specific exceptions to the legislation.
This briefing considers the emerging role of building community capacity as a key element of adult social care, referring to the policy, guidance and good practice currently available.
The Department of Health has published a mental health outcomes strategy with supporting documents, including an action plan for expanding talking therapies. This briefing examines the strategy paper.