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The moral and emotional labour of care workers in residential homes

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Jill Manthorpe discusses a case study on how the emotional and moral labour of care workers operates in residential settings.

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What can local decision makers do to address unplanned admissions in the elderly?

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This report shares findings of a mixed methods case study, to explore best practice in reducing unplanned admissions in the elderly population.

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Skills development and knowledge transfer are benefits of working with external providers, reports study

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This is a summary of a report called Knowledge exchange in health-care commissioning, published by the National Institute for Health Research.

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Reducing specialist inpatient beds for people with learning disabilities: some issues explored

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Transforming Care, the government’s response to WInterbourne view, set some clear targets for the development of community services and the reduction on specialist inpatient bed numbers.

Here Alix Dixon looks at a paper, which used some illustrative case examples to explore some of the policy and practice issues around these targets.

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Organisational co-production and social prescribing for dementia

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Mike Clark considers some of the challenges of organisational co-production revealed by a study on social prescribing for people living with dementia.

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Epidemiological tools help commissioners allocate resources more effectively, suggests research

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Caroline De Brun highlights the Psymaptic epidemiological prediction tool, which helps commissioners make evidence-based decisions about mental health service provision, specifically early intervention in psychosis.

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Trajectory of dementia: is it different for people with Down syndrome?

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Down syndrome is the most common cause of learning disability in the UK and increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s dementia is well documented.

In her debut blog, Silvana Mengoni looks at a paper which uses three case studies to consider some interesting trajectories of dementia which raise some interesting questions.

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‘Beat the cheat’: disability welfare benefits and newspaper reporting

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Gerry Bennison offers food for thought in his blog on research into how disability welfare has been characterised in popular UK tabloid articles.

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Innovation case studies point to a co-productive approach acknowledging risk taking and organisational development

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Alison Turner summarises a new digital report from the King’s Fund, which features a range of case studies highlighting how innovations have improved patient care and experience.

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Behavioural approach helps woman with mild learning disability overcome low mood and anxiety

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We have posted a number of times on this site about approaches to adapting cognitive behavioural therapy to work with people with learning disabilities. Most recently, a team from University College published a series of documents representing a ‘manualised’ cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) treatment. The authors of this case study however set out to look [read the full story…]