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The Care Act Information Duty in a digital age: What do we need to consider for improving both the information and our practice?

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Background Since the implementation of the Care Act 2014, information has been a statutory duty of Local Authorities. Under the Care Act section 4 of the Care Act, Local Authorities (LAs) have particular responsibilities around providing information to carers and care and support recipients, however how that information is, or should be, provided, as well [read the full story…]

Do we need a Truth and Reconciliation process in psychiatry?


Sarah Carr and Danny Taggart explore the case for truth and reconciliation in psychiatry and mental health services. It’s a really thought-provoking blog that all mental health service users, survivors, refusers and professionals should read.

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Is self-directed support delivering personal budgets?


In his very first blog for the Social Care Elf, Martin Stevens of King’s College London and chair of the Social Services Research Group, takes a critical look at some of the research and debate around self-directed support and personal budgets in adult social care.

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What does ‘adult protection’ mean to social workers?


In her first Social Care Elf blog, Jo Moriarty, Research Fellow at the Social Care Workforce Research Unit, examines a study looking into the meanings attached to adult protection by social work practitioners.

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Access flap surgery treatment for intrabony defects may result in improved clinical outcomes – ADA-EBD critical summary

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The latest critical summary from the ADA-EBD Center considers a 2012 systematic review from Graziani et al.  The aim of the review was to assess the effectiveness of conservative periodontal surgery (CS) for the treatment of periodontitis-related intrabony defects.   Conservative periodontal surgery was defined as procedures that involved debridement of intrabony defects and root surfaces [read the full story…]

Continuous positive airway pressure for obstructive sleep apnoea – ADA-EBD critical summary


Yesterday we look at an ADA-EBD critical summary of a review on maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery. Today we are considering an ADA-EBD summary of a 2009 review of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) by Mcdaid et al. The review included 28 randomised controlled trials (1989 patients) comparing CPAP with controls or dental devices. Both subjective [read the full story…]

Mandibular advancement for obstructive sleep apnoea – ADA-EBD critical summary


This new ADA-EBD critical summary looks at a 2011 systematic review by Pirklbauer et al.   The review compared maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery to conventional continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) ventilation therapy for reducing signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) The summariser highlights that although 39 studies and 1213 patients in total were [read the full story…]

Mandibular advancement devices for obstructive sleep apnoea – ADA-EBD critical summary


Another new critical summary form the ADA-EBD Center looks at a 2011 systematic review by  Ahrens et al.  The aim of the original review was to compare the effectiveness of different design features of mandibular advancement devices (MADs) in reducing the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The appraiser notes that some relevant studies may [read the full story…]

ADA-EBD critical summary – survival of various tooth- or implant-supported restorations


This new critical summary from the ADA-EBD Center for evidence-based dentistry looks at a 2012 review from Pjetursson et al  which set out  to assess and compare the 5- and 10-year survival of different types of tooth-supported and implant-supported fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) and single crowns (SCs), and to describe the incidence of biological and [read the full story…]

Possible association between second hand smoke and caries ADA-EBD critical summary

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There has been much discussion in the UK about the possibility of banning smoking in cars when children are present.  This latest summary from the ADA-EBD looks at a 2011 systematic review by Hanioka et al that considered the possibility of a link between second hand smoke (SHS) and dental caries that we first highlighted [read the full story…]