NHS England | July 2018 | Guidance for health services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
A new quick guide published by NHS England is intended to help local areas develop their transition processes for young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) from childhood to adulthood.
NHS England | July 2018 | Learning from deaths: Guidance for NHS trusts on working with bereaved families and carers
The learning from deaths national guidance is for NHS trusts on working with bereaved families and carers. It advises trusts on how they should support, communicate and engage with families following a death of someone in their care (NHS England).
Revised statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It sets out new legal requirements for local police, councils and health services who will be required to make joint safeguarding decisions | Department for Education
Children at risk of abuse or neglect will now be protected through improved partnerships between local police, councils and health services.
Strengthened guidance published by the Department for Educationsets new legal requirements for the three safeguarding partners, who will be required to make joint safeguarding decisions to meet the needs of local children and families.
Senior police, council and health leaders will jointly be responsible for setting out local plans to keep children safe and will be accountable for how well agencies work together to protect children from abuse and neglect.
The new advice is aimed at all professionals who come in to contact with children and families and includes guidance on current threats to child protection, such as sexual and criminal exploitation, gangs and radicalisation.
Aimed at both employers and doctors, the guidance sets out ways in which good rostering practice can be used to develop rotas. It aims to support and create an effective training environment that also meets the needs of the service, while enabling flexibility for doctors and employers, both of whom have a stake in the process.
Department of Health and Social Care | May 2018 | Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Prescribing, Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (APRHAI)
Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have published a report on Antimicrobial Prescribing, Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (APRHAI). The report summarises the activities that the group have carried out between April 2016 and March 2017, it also provides a brief overview of the work undertaken after March 2017 for the sake of presenting a complete picture.
In the next year, the committee will focus on supporting the development of the next strategy (2018-2023), including the reduction in inappropriate prescribing, the reduction in Gram negative infections, the issues arising from these two aims and monitoring and improving outcomes of patients admitted to hospital (Department of Health and Social Care).