Legislation and Guidance

Mental Health Act: Code of Practice (2015 update)

Since the last Mental Health Act 1983: Code of Practice was introduced in 2008 there have been substantial changes and updates in legislation, policy, case law, and professional practice. This revised Code reflects and embeds developments since then in areas including the use of restrictive interventions, seclusion, use of police powers to detain people in places of safety, and the use of community treatment orders.

The Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: Guidance to the Forms

Guidance on the use fo the revised Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards standard forms.

Information Sheet: Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund

The second phase of the Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund is open for bids for capital funding to support affordable housing schemes.

This information sheet is for applications to the Homes and Communities Agency, for areas outside of Greater London.

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.

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