Author Archives: Rowan Purdy

It involves us It involves us

This guidance produced by the National Autistic Society aimes to help local authorities better involve people with autism in their local planning and implementation. Read more »

The Lester adaption 2014 Lester UK Adaption 2014

This clinical resource, named in honour of the late Professor Helen Lester, provides a simple framework for identifying and treating cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes risks in patients with psychosis receiving antipsychotic medication. Read more »

Crisis Rise in out-of-area placements

Findings from a joint investigation by Community Care magazine and the BBC News show that NHS mental health trusts are sending a growing number of people to out-of-area hospitals as demand for in-patient care outstrips local bed capacity. Read more »

Joining forces Joining Forces

This service developed by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Trust with key partners promotes and enhances the psychological wellbeing of all military veterans who are engaged with mental health services in South Staffordshire and Shropshire. Read more »

Think Autism Think Autism

‘Think Autism’ is the Government’s update to ‘Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives’, the 2010 adult autism strategy. It sets out a clear programme that government departments will be taking to improve the lives of people with autism. Read more »