The RCP has launched a new acute care toolkit aimed at all staff who work in acute medical units. It provides important and straightforward advice when treating patients with a learning disability who present as acutely unwell.
A survey of local councils, carried out by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), has found that adult social services have faced sharply rising numbers of people coming forward for help.
In this article the RCP’s experts give their thoughts and reactions on some of the recommendations of the recent report by NHS England’s Accelerated Access Collaborative and Beneficial Changes Network.
Following the Chancellor’s Spending Review, RCP president Professor Andrew Goddard reflects on the sticking plaster for social care, the absence of public health, and the need to tackle health inequality at home and abroad.