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Alzheimer's Disease International -
This report calls for dementia to be integrated into both global and national public health programmes alongside other major non-communicable diseases. It reveals that control of diabetes and high blood pressure as well as measures to encourage smoking cessation and to reduce cardiovascular risk, have the potential to reduce the risk of dementia even in late-life. The report found that diabetes can increase the risk of dementia by 50%. Obesity and lack of physical activity are important risk factors for diabetes and hypertension, and should, therefore, also be targeted.
Department of Health -
The Children and Families Act 2014 introduces a new statutory requirement for local services to work together when providing care and support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Health and wellbeing boards are responsible for overseeing the implementation of the new requirement, ensuring that local services are fulfilling their role and that children are getting the care they need. This document provides guidance and advice for health and wellbeing boards on how best to oversee the implementation of changes made by the act.
Royal College of Psychiatrists -
This manifesto calls for a firm commitment from all parties to take action to ensure that the millions of people who do, and will experience mental health problems are given timely, appropriate care. It highlights the need for a waiting time target for mental health treatment; improved access to crisis and specialist services; and greater investment in evidence-based parenting programmes.