Ambulance officials say considerable pressure on their service means they are sometimes struggling to answer the volume of 999 calls they are getting. Evening Telegraph
Thursday, 22 December 2011
AN INJURY recovery centre costing £8.5 million, which will be open to both elite athletes and the public, is set to open at a Northampton college. Chronicle & Echo
A panel of health care chaplaincy appointment advisers drawn from the different religions and faiths in England will be established from whom advisers can be recommended to trusts, who seek assistance in the complex process of appointing full time chaplains to acute and mental health hospitals.
Chief executives will wish to consider these new arrangements, and the importance of providing access to faith communities to support the spiritual wellbeing of patients and staff, when commissioning services. NHS Networks
The first ever strategy for adults with autism in England, Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives, was published in March 2010. The strategy sets out a long-term vision and ambition to improve health outcomes for adults with autism.
On 1 April 2011, to help deliver the strategy, the Department invited all local authorities to complete a self assessment framework questionnaire as part of a data gathering exercise on adults with autism.
The attached letter from Bruce Calderwood, Director of Mental Health and Disability, to all directors of adult social services, sets out an additional list of questions to be included as part of the self assessment framework exercise.
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