To meet the challenges of the future, it will be vital that the care and support system intervenes early to support individuals, helps people retain or regain their skills and confidence, and prevents need or delays deterioration wherever possible. This guidance sets out how local authorities should go about fulfilling their responsibilities, both individually and in partnership with other local organisations, communities, and people themselves. In considering how to give effect to their responsibilities, local authorities should consider the range of options available, and how those different approaches could support the needs of their local communities. The use of such terms is aimed to illustrate what type of services, facilities and resources could be considered, arranged and provided as part of a prevention service, as well as to whom and when such services could be provided or arranged.
Guideline development process How we develop NICE guidelines Your responsibility The recommendations in this guideline represent the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available.
When exercising their judgement, professionals and practitioners are expected to take this guideline fully into account, alongside the individual needs, preferences and values of their patients or the people using their service.
It is not mandatory to apply the recommendations, and the guideline does not override the responsibility to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual, in consultation with them and their families and carers or guardian.
Local commissioners and providers of healthcare have a responsibility to enable the guideline to be applied when individual professionals and people using services wish to use it. They should do so in the context of local and national priorities for funding and developing services, and in light of their duties to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to reduce health inequalities.
Nothing in this guideline should be interpreted in a way that would be inconsistent with complying with those duties.The newly renamed All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care must be implemented by employers from April It includes an introduction and guidance, glossary, resources, progress logs , workbooks Reporting injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences in health and social care Guidance for employers Introduction This information sheet gives guidance on how the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations .
Health and social care providers Health and social care practitioners in children’s and adult health, mental health and social care services Other practitioners working with young people who use health and social care services, for example those working in education and employment agencies.
Our guidance explains how care providers can meet this requirement, which is one of the Health and Social Care Act (Regulated Activities) Regulations Its intention is to safeguard people who use services from suffering any form of abuse or improper treatment while receiving care and treatment.
The Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have published new guidance on confidentiality in health and social care.
This guidance is for health and social care bodies and ‘anyone working with them to provide services or care’ who provide ‘publicly funded health or adult social care activities.’ It is published under the HSCIC’s .
Department of Health and Social Care. The guidance also sets out best practice for healthcare professionals providing care to people having a child through surrogacy.