Here is a list of current PSIGE publications including guidance on good practice.
Please note, publications older than five years may contain some out of date information.
Most recent publications:
To merge or not to merge? That is the question.
A survey of the PSIGE membership regarding pressure to amalgamate older adult and adults of working age services in their localities.
Download the document here [approx 53K]
Please note that the two JCHR documents following are in draft form, subject to being considered by committee and should not be circulated beyond members until confirmed.
Age Equality : What does it mean for Older Peoples Mental Health Services?
Care Services Improvement Partnership CSIP
National Older People's Mental Health Programme
Guidance Note : Everybody's Business : Integrated mental health services for older adults: a service development guide. [approx 1.66 MB]
A report into the prevalence and cost of dementia prepared by the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the London School of Economics and the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, for the Alzheimer's Society
This is a summary of key findings of the report. [approx 534K]
Long Term Conditions Paper
Polly Kaiser and Jeanie Wright : Pennine Care 2006
The purpose of this paper is to : summarise the issues around Long Term Conditions and to provide questions for the Older Peoples SIG to consider.
This is done by describing: the policy context; various definitions of Long Term Conditions and the confusion around the term; the model; implications for older people with long term conditions and mental health; the role of mental health; other LTC and questions.
PSIGE 7-8A criteria : Preparation for becoming an 8A Psychologist : Band 7 Specialist Psychologist to Band 8A Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist
The PSIGE Scottish regional page features some useful documents : follow this link to the Scottish page.
DCA website :: Publications page
Department for Constitutional Affairs - Legal Policy - Mental incapacity - Publications
Mental Health in Later Life
A site added to PSIGE :: 21st November 2005 :: The Mental Health Foundation is keen to see that people look after their mental health as they reach retirement age and as they grow older. The Foundation is also keen that where people need services, these are useful and available to anyone.