The agenda will focus on how mental health care for children and young people will be revolutionised by improving access to high quality care, promoting early interventions and driving greater collaborations across the care system and wider public sector.
As we move through 2017, this event is the ideal platform to discuss some of the very latest measures such as the development of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs), Integration Plans and the use of the Better Care Fund plus the further adoption of the vanguard new models of care.
This year Alzheimer’s Society is releasing the New Deal on Dementia. We all know that dementia is the biggest health and social care challenge facing society today, with 850,000 people currently living with the condition, but it doesn’t get anywhere near the attention it deserves. Alzheimer’s Society want to make dementia impossible to ignore
More than a decade of research and policy has collectively outlined the improvements required in health and care services for people living with dementia. As a health system we have worked hard to improve diagnosis rates in an attempt to ‘seek out’ people living with dementia and their families. Our logic is that being aware
The Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020: Implementation Plan (DoH 2016) showcased a case study for Personal Assistants: Dementia (p34). These are a group of experienced dementia workers who offer to support everyone who is diagnosed with dementia in Walsall. It does not matter whether a person receives a diagnosis at the acute hospital,
The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health sets out the unarguable agenda for the reform of mental health care. The strategy aims to increase the quality and availability of care and treatment, improve outcomes and well being, and tackle the wider costs of mental ill health to health services and society. Now more than
In 2010 the UK was classed as the ‘fat man’ of Europe, topping the league table out of 20 European Union nations and having one of the world’s fastest obesity growth rates. Official figures published in October 2016 show that the UK has now moved down the league to 5th position behind Malta, Latvia, Hungary
“I’m proud of the staff who didn’t give up on me even when I gave up on myself.” Iris Benson MBE shared her experience as a service user with delegates at Mental Health: Moving Forwards – The Implementation Plan and explained how those strengths and skills of lived experience was helping to improve recovery. Mersey