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The EQ-CL Framework has been created to help ensure the consistency and comparability of adult social care data collected through national returns. It will standardise information required to support current policy and emerging best practice in health and social care at local and national level, for example around personalisation and reablement. The EQ-CL Framework is not entirely prescriptive as each local authority will still be able to collect much locally specified data in local formats. It will however be required …

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Looked after children and youth justice Application of the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010 to looked after children in contact with youth justice services

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View post:   New Summary: UK national guidelines on safer sex advice. [British Association for Sexual Health and HIV]

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View this article -  From Strength to Strength: A Manual for Professionals Who Facilitate Diverse Parent Groups

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Originally posted here:   Do Clinical Guidelines Still Make Sense? Yes [Point / Counterpoint]

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Read original article -  Do Clinical Guidelines Still Make Sense? No [Point / Counterpoint]

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TLAP and partners have identified a number of challenges to implementing personalisation through collecting evidence from the wider social care sector and from the personalisation summit hosted by Care Services Minister Norman Lamb in September 2013. This action plan outlines key activity by the sector ahead of the Care Bill. It will be followed by a new TLAP Partnership Agreement and work programme in Spring 2014.

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From October 2014 health care provider organisations which are registered with the Care Quality Provision will be bound by a Duty of Candour; they will be legally obliged to disclose to people using services, or family members when appropriate, when there have been failures in the health care provision. The decision to introduce a Duty of Candour follows on from the Mid-Staffordshire Public Inquiry. A further investigation took place into the level of harm at which providers would need to …

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This guidance makes recommendations on needle and syringe programmes, including those provided by pharmacies and drugs services for adults and young people (including those under 16) who inject drugs, including image- and performance-enhancing drugs. The main aim of needle and syringe programmes is to reduce the transmission of blood-borne viruses and other infections caused by sharing injecting equipment, such as HIV, hepatitis B and C. In turn, this will reduce the prevalence of blood-borne viruses and bacterial infections, so benefiting …

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This resource is for anyone interested in induction in social care. You may be about to enter the sector, or you may be a trainer or a manager overseeing induction. You may be a service user or carer with an interest in the quality of care. Whatever angle you are coming from, this resource provides an explanation of the Induction Standards produced by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC).

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Fair Access to Care Services (FACS) is a system for deciding how much support people with social care needs can expect to help them retain their independence. Its aim is to help local authorities make fair and consistent decisions about the level of support needed, and eligibility for financial help.

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Quality Standards, QS53 – Issued: February 2014 NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement.

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Sally Percival, Chair of TLAP’s National Co-production Advisory Group, has worked with colleagues to produce a one page profile of coproduction including ten top tips for its effective implementation.

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