Improved co-ordination is critical to improving care for older people

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Alison Turner presents a new report from the NHS Confederation called ‘Growing old together: sharing new ways to support older people’, which has been produced by the independent Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People.

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Proactive care from practice nurses improves social functioning for people with severe and recurrent depression

Mental health professionals often fail to ask about domestic abuse during suicide risk assessments.

The mental health charity Mind have published the findings of a three year study which explores whether regular proactive reviews delivered by nurses in GP practices results in better mental health and social outcomes for people living with depression.  The study was a randomised controlled trial carried out by a research team at University College London. [read the full story…]