In-line with principles set out in Building the Right Support and The Service Model Specifications, South West London TCP are conducting their first workforce planning workshop on the 21st February, 9.30 – 12.30 at 120 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1RH. We are looking to invite a range of private, voluntary, independent and NHS providers across SWL, although space is limited.
The four workshops will be facilitated by Health Education England (HEE), click here to download the briefing document.
If would be great if you or a colleague could attend. A diary invite with follow.
Lunch will be provided.
If you require further information please do contact myself or Josie Turner, Programme Manager, HEE Josie.firstname.lastname@example.org
George Absi M.Phil., MSc
Programme Manager, SWL Transforming Care Partnerships
South West London Health & Care Partnership (STP)
Wimbledon SW19 1RH
The mother of a man who died from complications related to constipation told an inquest his death was “wholly preventable”.
Richard Handley, who had Down’s syndrome, died at Ipswich Hospital on 17 November 2012.
Some 10kg (1.5 stone) of faeces was removed from his body two days before.
The 33-year-old had been admitted from his supported living home after his family became concerned about his distended abdomen.
His mother, Sheila Handley, told the opening day of the inquest in Ipswich that “missed opportunities” to manage her son’s lifelong problem with constipation contributed to his death.
Having a smear test can be worrying. For women with intellectual disabilities there is the added fear of not understanding what is happening. This book is designed to support women like Carol who is invited to have a smear test. It begins with a nurse telling Carol and her friends how to stay healthy ‘down below’. It goes on to explain what happens to Carol from receiving the invitation for a smear test, making the preliminary visit to the GP practice, deciding whether she will have the smear or not, having the smear, and receiving the results. We then see her being recalled for a further test.
Feelings, information and consent are all addressed. Ideally this book should be used to prepare women before going to have a smear test. It will also be invaluable to GPs, practice nurses and health and other professionals to use during preparatory visits by women with intellectual disabilities, and when women come for a smear test.
The review was set up to look at how the legislation in the Mental Health Act 1983 is used and how practice can improve. The purpose of the review is to understand the reasons for:
- rising rates of detention under the Act
- the disproportionate number of people from black and minority ethnic groups detained under the Act
- processes that are out of step with a modern mental health care system
The review will seek the views of service users, carers, relevant professionals, and affected organisations in producing recommendations. It will produce a report with recommendations for change in autumn 2018.