Legislation and Guidance

Mental Capacity Act 2005: post-legislative scrutiny

Recommendations on the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act

Education Outcomes Framework Indicators

The introduction of a framework of outcomes and indicators to track the impact of the investment in the education, training and development of the healthcare workforce is an important new development which will evolve over the next few years as the new NHS system develops. The initial indicators for 2013/14 set out in this guidance document will see the start of this journey with the introduction of the EOF for use across the ‘whole’ system.

Education Outcomes Framework

This document explains the purpose of the EOF, and confirms the details about each domain in terms of definition and outcome. The EOF sets the outcomes that the Secretary of State expects to be delivered from the reformed education and training system. These outcomes will be delivered through partnership working by a range of stakeholders across the health and education system with Health Education England (HEE) and the Local Education and Training Boards (LETBs) playing leading roles.

Deciding Right: An integrated approach to making care decisions in advance with children, young people and adults

All care decisions must come from a sared partnership between the profesional and the child, young person or adult. But for those who do not have capacity for their choices, or may lost that capacity in the future it is important the the right choices are made. Written by health can social care professilans, Deciding Right identifies the triggers for making care decisions in advance, complying with the Mental Capacity Act and the latest national guidelines.

Shared Decision Making: a resource for Commissioners, NHS North England (Yorkshire & Humber)

This resource has been developed to raise awareness of shared decision making within commissioning organisations. This commissioning resource explains what shared decision making is and outlines what commissioners can do to support and encourage a more consitent approach with references and web links for shared decision making. 

Making Shared Decision-Making a Reality: no decision about me without me

A wide ranging paper from the Kings Fund covering the policy context for shared decision making, the potential clinical benefits, ethical and professional issues and involved in developing shared decision-making and potential barriers to adoption int he real world.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and joint health and wellbeing strategies explained - Commissioning for populations

The purpose of this document* is to support emerging health and wellbeing boards as they engage with the refresh of Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and develop their preparatory joint health and wellbeing strategy.

The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13

The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13 sets out the planning, performance and financial requirements for all NHS organisations in 2012/13. The publication is a key guide to what PCTs, Clinical Commissioning Groups, as well as NHS Trusts, will have to focus on during the next financial year.

Get a quick overview of the Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13 in relation to mental health

Published by the Department of Health, 2011

A Long Time Coming - Part 1 - Strategies for achieving age equality in mental health services

Published by NHMDU with the National Development Team for Inclusion, 2011

A Long Time Coming Part 1 shares the findings, key messages and priorities for local and national action arising from this work.  It identifies the critical issues that need urgent attention in order to eradicate age discrimination in mental health services everywhere. 

Mental health was one of three key areas highlighted for urgent attention in the national review of age discrimination reported in Achieving age equality in health and social care (Department of Health, 2009).

A Long Time Coming - Part 2 - Achieving age equality in local mental health services

Published by NHMDU with the National Development Team for Inclusion, 2011

A Long Time Coming Part 2 highlights the practical steps that can be taken at a local level to deliver age equal mental health services in partnership with older people, voluntary sector and private providers as well as health and social care organisations.

Mental health was one of three key areas highlighted for urgent attention in the national review of age discrimination reported in Achieving age equality in health and social care (Department of Health, 2009).

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