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More than 20,000 people have given their views on the top priorities for reshaping mental health services as part of a drive to develop a five year national NHS strategy for people of all ages. Better access to high quality services, a wider choice of treatments, more focus on prevention,…
Northern Ireland's Public Health Agency (PHA) has launched a 12-week public consultation on the future of the Lifeline crisis response service. The current Lifeline service is a free-to-call regional confidential telephone helpline for people who are in emotional crisis and are at risk of self-harm or suicide. The helpline is…
The Law Commission recently published a consultation paper, Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty. The consultation paper reviews the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (the DoLS) in England and Wales. The goal is to replace the DoLS with a straightforward and accessible legal framework which provides appropriate safeguards for people who…
Northern Ireland Junior Ministers Michelle McIveen and Jennifer McCann have launched a consultation on the Executive’s draft Childcare Strategy. The ten year strategy aims to develop and deliver affordable, high quality and integrated childcare services which gives children the best start in life, while supporting and enabling parents to participate…
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 set out a responsibility for NICE to develop quality standards and guidelines for social care in England. In 2013, the Department of Health (DH) ran a consultation to identify social care topics suitable for developing into NICE guidelines and quality standards. An initial…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) are seeking your views on what you think about their proposed inspection framework. The implementation of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act and the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill means that the legislative and policy context for social…
Nutritional care plays a crucial role in improving and maintaining people’s health and wellbeing, and it is vital to ensure that people who access supports and services receive the highest possible standard of nutritional care at all times. Healthcare Improvement Scotland are producing a set of draft standards for complex…
The Government is undertaking a review of the costs of providing childcare in England. This call for evidence is part of that review and and is aimed at nurseries, primary schools, children centres, maintained nursery schools, independent nursery schools, childminders, private/voluntary providers of day care, childcare or early years organisations,…
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