NICE has published a guideline on identifying and managing depression in children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years.
This guideline covers identifying and managing depression in children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years. Based on the stepped care model, it aims to improve recognition and assessment and promote effective treatments for mild, moderate and severe depression.
London Clinical Networks. Published online: 10 May 2106
Guidance for commissioners and providers to meet the NICE Quality Standard on Dementia (QS1), which states that people with dementia should have an assessment and an ongoing personalised care plan, agreed across health and social care.
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Service providers, including health, social care, voluntary and charitable organisations
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People living with dementia
Their families and friends
Practitioners in dementia care
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Describe the key elements of person-centred support planning
Describe how to write a new support plan
A support plan should capture what is important to the person living with dementia.
Once a support plan is put in place it needs to be reviewed regularly, to reflect changes in needs, wishes and circumstances.
The professional who helps putting the support plan together should assume the person with dementia has capacity and use clinical judgement, using the Mental Capacity Act when needed.
GPs should offer a tailored approach for people with multiple long term conditions to reduce the number of prescribed medicines and minimise side effects, new draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said.
The number of people in England with three or more long term health conditions is predicted to rise from 1.9 million in 2008 to 2.9 million in 2018. Care for people with multiple conditions is often complicated because the conditions themselves, and their treatments, interact in complex ways, and care can be fragmented across many different services.
The guideline, Multimorbidity: Clinical Assessment and Management, says that doctors should put patients at the centre of decisions about their care and should take into account the patients’ preferences. GPs should stop treatment if it is of limited benefit. For example, some preventive medicines may not benefit patients who are nearing the end of their life; rather, the medicine may only add to the treatment burden.
This guideline covers community engagement approaches to reduce health inequalities, ensure health and wellbeing initiatives are effective and help local authorities and health bodies meet their statutory obligations.
The guideline complements work by Public Health England on community engagement approaches for health and wellbeing.
Health and wellbeing boards, directors of public health and other strategic leads who plan, commission, scrutinise or provide local health and wellbeing initiatives in collaboration with local communities
Local authorities, the NHS and other public sector organisations with a statutory obligation to carry out community engagement activities