Amelia Talbot reviews a qualitative meta-synthesis on the long-term effects of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) reported by people who have received it.[read the full story...]
Multimorbidity: does depression predict the onset of physical illness?
Lydia Poole reviews a recent Canadian study examining depression as a risk factor for physical illness and multimorbidity in a cohort with no prior comorbidity.[read the full story...]
How can social action support service transformation?
Caroline Storer highlights a recent Nesta report entitled “People helping people: lessons learned from three years supporting social action innovations to scale”.[read the full story...]
New NICE Guideline on social care support for older people with multiple long-term conditions
Sarah Carr takes a look at a new NICE Guideline on person-centred, integrated social care support for older people with multiple long-term conditions.[read the full story...]
Social care for men with long term conditions: disability, masculinity and agency
Hannah Morgan examines a study on social care for disabled men living with long term conditions and discovers the importance of agency, choice and control.[read the full story...]
Easter/Spring special: can pets help with long term conditions?
For an Easter/Spring special, Sarah Carr looks at research into how pets can help people with long term conditions but how researchers may miss this in interviews.[read the full story...]
QVC or CQC? How people make choices about social care
Martin Webber takes on a systematic review about choice and decision-making in health and social care by people with disabilities and long term conditions and, among other things, finds relevant evidence for personalisation and inspection.[read the full story...]
BME communities and self-management of long term conditions
Clarissa Giebel considers a systematic review on user-led self-management of long term conditions for black and minority ethnic (BME) communities and weighs up what the findings mean for BME people living with chronic conditions in the UK.[read the full story...]
New telehealth toolkit for commissioners to support technology enabled care services
Alison Turner blogs about a new telehealth toolkit from the NHS Commissioning Assembly, which provides a range of resources including checklists, case studies and links to the evidence base.[read the full story...]
“House of care” model can improve outcomes for long term conditions says new report
A new report from the Kings Fund, Delivering better services for people with long-term conditions: building the house of care, shares learning from the “house of care” model which was developed through the Year of Care programme and discussed in a recent workshop and series of interviews. The “house of care” metaphor is used to [read the full story…]