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Depression in adults – NICE Quality Standard 8

This quality standard covers the clinical assessment and management of depression in adults (aged 18 and over). It includes adults with persistent subthreshold depressive symptoms or mild, moderate or severe depression, including those who also have a chronic physical health problem.

Deprivation of liberty safeguards DoLS

DoLS ensures people who cannot consent to their care arrangements in a care home or hospital are protected if those arrangements deprive them of their liberty. Arrangements are assessed to check they are necessary and in the person’s best interests. Representation and the right to challenge a deprivation are other safeguards that are part of DoLS.

Drug allergy – NICE Quality Standard 97

This quality standard covers the diagnosis and management of drug allergy in adults, young people and children. It does not cover treatment of the acute phase, including anaphylaxis, because this will be covered by a separate quality standard.

Drug allergy: diagnosis and management – NICE Clinical Guideline 183

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing drug allergy in all age groups. It aims to make it easier for professionals to tell when someone is having an allergic reaction, by specifying the key signs and patterns to look out for. It also makes recommendations on improving people’s understanding of their drug allergies, and ensuring these are recorded properly in their medical records.

Ferndene referrer information

Ferndene provides an inpatient regional and national service for children and young people aged up to 18 years of age. This leaflet includes information for referrers about Ferndene,the different units there also information about the referral process and information about the team working at Ferndene.