NICE learning disabilities and challenging behaviour guidance highlights need for stronger evidence

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Haven’t quite had time to read the new NICE guidance yet? Here’s our handy summary of the new recommendations for service design and delivery in relation to learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges.

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Complex Behaviour Service: is it really an enhanced model for challenging behaviour?

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Rachel Allan appraises an observational study, which evaluates a complex behaviour service for people with challenging behaviour. The service, which used the principles of positive behaviour support, showed some short-term improvement, but this was not maintained at 12 months.

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Co-production is essential to effective commissioning and service development, says London’s diabetes care pathway

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This guide is the result of discussions with health professionals and people with diabetes Types 1 and 2, and surveys investigating the levels of service provision in London. The reason for this work is because people with from diabetes often suffer from mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, phobias, adjustment to their condition, eating [read the full story…]