How to kill enthusiasm and stifle initiative

  I once stood up at a large meeting of managers to announce that the social service department was going for Investors In People (IIP) accreditation for the whole department. I said...

Consultation exercise for the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS)

NHS Digital has launched a consultation exercise for the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS), that will run for over 6 weeks and close on 30 December 2016 . They are undertaking...

Health Surveys Programme E-Bulletin now available - October 2016

The latest issue of the Health Surveys Programme E-Bulletin is now available: E-Bulletin October 2016.pdf NHS Digital's Health Surveys Service  can commission and manage contracts to...

My reflections on a hackathon for libraries

  Earlier this month I was a mentor at a Product Forge hackathon. Product Forge hackathons bring together designers, developers and entrepreneurs over 3 days to develop new ideas,...

ADASS Care Apps conference: online showcase available now

The ADASS Care Apps showcase event was oversubscribed when first staged in October 2015, with more than 250 social care professionals, providers and others seeing presentations from 12 featured...

Police and academia working together to combat cyberharassment

Bedfordshire Police is seeking support for an innovative, collaborative project which aims to transform the investigation of cyberharassment and stalking in Bedfordshire and further afield. ...

Local wellbeing, local growth: adopting Health in All Policies

Resources to help local government improve local wellbeing and growth through its multiple functions, service areas and partnership working. These documents bring together the arguments...

Creating age-friendly cities

As the number of older people living in cities increases, there is growing recognition that cities need to become 'age-friendly' to help people remain independent and active as they age. This...

Physical and mental health benefits of access to green space

A range of bodies, including Government agencies, have promoted the possible physical and mental health benefits of access to green space. This POSTnote , titled Green Space and Health...

Measuring and monitoring children and young people’s mental wellbeing: a toolkit for schools and colleges

This toolkit , published by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families aims to raise awareness amongst school and college staff of the range of validated tools that are...