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Department of Health (DH) -
This literature review forms part of the government's review of sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983. It covers the wider social and legislative context including human rights, published data-sets and trends, who is detained, where they are held, and for how long, issues over diversity and equality, and the experiences of patients and practitioners including relationships between police and health services.
Department of Health (DH) -
This document reports on progress made against the Department of Health’s objectives, financial performance, people and major projects from April to September 2014.
Centre for Mental Health -
This report finds that the use of police powers under the Mental Health Act is a major concern for service users, family carers and professionals alike. It concludes that the use of police powers under the Mental Health Act has to change. In most cases, change could be achieved through better use of existing powers. In all cases, heeding the voices of people who have been detained under these sections is vital to ensure any changes to police powers or their application improve people's experiences.
General Medical Council (GMC) -
This is the report of an internal review into the way that vulnerable doctors are treated whilst undergoing fitness to practice investigations. It examined the period between 2005 and 2013 and found that 28 doctors undergoing fitness to practise investigations committed suicide or died of a suspected suicide. Whilst significant improvements have been made to the investigations process in recent years, the report makes a number of recommendations for further reducing the impact of investigations on doctors who have health problems.
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) -
This resource aims to support staff who are working with mental health personal budgets. The guide gives an overview of the terminology and current policy background; it also examines the key areas that need to be tackled for integration to become a reality; and it makes recommendations for implementing integrated personal budgets in mental health.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) -
This updated guideline makes recommendations for the recognition, assessment, care and treatment of mental health problems in women during pregnancy and up to 1 year after childbirth, and in women who are planning a pregnancy.
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) systems map: overview of the factors influencing the development of AMR and the interactions between them
Department of Health -
The aim of producing an AMR systems map is to provide a broad overview of the factors influencing the development of antimicrobial resistance and the interactions between them rather than detailed consideration of individual factors or infectious agents. It is hoped that this will increase awareness of the diverse factors that influence AMR, aid research groups in identifying issues for investigation and aid in policy development.