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Mental Health Bulletin No 190 January 26th 2009

Mental Health Bulletin No 190 January 26th 2009

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The bulletin is designed to provide current awareness updates for mental health and social care services. Newsletter produced by Eastern Counties Library and Knowledge Services Alliance. Content covers
updates from the Department of Health, national and international news and condition specific updates. Useful conferences and websites are also listed.
The bulletin is designed to provide current awareness updates for mental health and social care services. Newsletter produced by Eastern Counties Library and Knowledge Services Alliance. Content covers
updates from the Department of Health, national and international news and condition specific updates. Useful conferences and websites are also listed.

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This service is checking selected Internet sites for reports and news items of interest tostaff working in the Mental Health and Social Care sectors.In addition there will be information on research, imminent conferences, training, booksnewly published, useful websites and journals offering table of contents (TOC) of currentissues.Links to the Content Headings are provided below.A copy of each issue of this service will be placed on the websites of:EPHRU library
 West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust:
ECLaKSA
NHS: The Improvement Network
 If you have any problems accessing the articles, please contact:Mary Edmans on 01376 302344 or email:mary.edmans@midessexpct.nhs.uk Any other queries and comments contact your Trust librarian:
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JOURNALS
 
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NEWS
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CALL FOR VIEWS ON STREAMLINING HEALTH AND ADULT SOCIAL CARE ASSESSMENTSConsultation begins on how best to improve information sharing across health, social care andwider community support services
 
REGIONAL NEWS
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FILM TO HELP VULNERABLE PATIENTS WITH HOSPITAL STAYSPeople with learning difficulties have helped to make a film about their experiences of going intohospital.http://new.edp24.co.uk/content/News/story.aspx?brand=EDPOnline&category=News&tBrand=edponline&tCategory=news&itemid=NOED16%20Jan%202009%2015%3A54%3A59%3A620
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DVD TEACHES AUTISTIC KIDS WHAT A SMILE MEANSThe DVD teaches autistic children how to recognize emotions like happiness, anger and sadnessthrough the exploits of vehicles including a train, a ferry, and a cable car.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/8278765 
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SUFFOLK REVIEWS CHILDREN'S SERVICESA SEARCHING review of how Suffolk protects vulnerable young children is being carried out inthe wake of the Baby P scandal, it emerged today
 
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CHANGES AT SOCIAL CENTRE HARLOWThe centre will now only be available to elderly people referred by social services and the PrimaryCare Trust (PCT). Non-referred people will not be able to use the facility from April 1.
 
 
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CARE IMPROVEMENTS FOR EATING DISORDER TEENSLoopholes in the care offered to teenagers with eating disorders have been closed after a talentedNorfolk A-level student died of anorexiahttp://new.edp24.co.uk/content/News/story.aspx?brand=EDPOnline&category=News&tBrand=edponline&tCategory=news&itemid=NOED21%20Jan%202009%2019%3A33%3A01%3A670 
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RUSSELL BRAND BAILS OUT DRUGS REHAB CHARITYComedian Russell Brand has thrown a lifeline to the Bury St Edmunds drugs rehabilitation charitywhich once treated him.http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/Russell-Brand-bails-out-drugs.4904274.jp FUNDING CUTS COULD HIT NORFOLK ADDICTSAddicts seeking help could lose out if a planned cut in funding for drug treatment in Norfolk goesahead.http://new.edp24.co.uk/content/News/story.aspx?brand=EDPOnline&category=News&tBrand=edponline&tCategory=news&itemid=NOED23%20Jan%202009%2008%3A53%3A47%3A017 
NATIONAL NEWS
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January
VULNERABLE DEATHS INQUIRY SET UPA confidential inquiry to investigate premature deaths of people with learning disabilities inEngland is to be set up by the Department of Healthhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7834393.stm GOVERNMENT URGED TO BOOST FUNDING FOR LEARNING DISABILITY SERVICESCharities and welfare groups today welcomed the government's commitment to a three-year planto improve the lives of people with learning disabilities, but voiced doubtshttp://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/jan/19/learning-disability-nhs SHSC AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO COMBAT MENTAL HEALTHSTIGMA, ENGLANDSheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust (SHSC) and Sheffield Children's HospitalNHS Foundation Trust are joining forces with local people and national celebrities in agroundbreaking campaign aimed at reducing the stigma of mental illness.http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/135920.phphttp://www.time-to-change.org.uk/  BAAF: CHILDREN AT RISK FROM PUBLIC IGNORANCE ABOUT PRIVATE FOSTERINGCharity launches campaign to boost awareness of private fosteringhttp://www.communitycare.co.uk/Articles/2009/01/19/110453/baaf-children-at-risk-from-public-ignorance-about-private-fostering.html MENCAP RESPONDS TO RAPE SENTENCES"Such short sentences for such a brutal act of violence against a teenager with a learningdisability are inexplicablehttp://www.mencap.org.uk/news.asp?id=9346&pageno=&year=&menuId=91 
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SAFEGUARDING: ISA TAKES OVER LIST 99, POCA AND POVA CASESThe Independent Safeguarding Authority has today taken over the vetting and barring of staffworking with children and vulnerable adults in care and education serviceshttp://www.communitycare.co.uk/Articles/2009/01/20/110494/safeguarding-isa-takes-over-list-99-poca-and-pova-cases.html

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