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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1977

GP Cornish

After giving a brief account of the historical background to the Division's Slavonic holdings, the author describes present acquisitions policy and procedures for both serials and…

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After giving a brief account of the historical background to the Division's Slavonic holdings, the author describes present acquisitions policy and procedures for both serials and monographs. The records maintained are described together with the special treatment necessary for ‘difficult’ types of material. The use made of the stock is shown to be small relative to the rest of the Division's activities, being only some 4% of total requests received. The various success rates from both stock and borrowing from abroad are analysed and some reasons for the small number of requests for humanities material as compared with scientific are suggested. The problems of transliteration are mentioned, including those encountered amongst the non‐Slavonic languages of the USSR.

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BLL Review, vol. 5 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6503

Article
Publication date: 1 February 1979

R Horne, GP Cornish and CF Foo‐Kune

During recent months Library staff have been evaluating the use of a new format of the master list of serials held at the Lending Division (the Main List). This takes the form of…

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During recent months Library staff have been evaluating the use of a new format of the master list of serials held at the Lending Division (the Main List). This takes the form of a Keyword Index held on 48x microfiche. The index provides additional entry points to the information held in the Main List and should eventually allow for easier physical access to serial records throughout the library.

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Interlending Review, vol. 7 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-2773

Article
Publication date: 1 May 2006

Mike Coupe

Aims to focus on the imperative to achieve national activity and performance targets in secondary care as set out in the NHS Plan.

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Purpose

Aims to focus on the imperative to achieve national activity and performance targets in secondary care as set out in the NHS Plan.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is in the form of “notes from the front line” that are based on the experience of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT).

Findings

These include that planning needs to be understood as the means by which the NHS manages its future; that planning needs to become more technically and methodologically sophisticated; that planning is a process rather than a description of an organisational function; and that the NHS will only resolve the shortage of planning competencies once planning is seen as a management disciple.

Originality/value

On the basis of the feedback received from drafts of this paper, it is suggested that the conclusions drawn are generally applicable across the English health service.

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Journal of Health Organization and Management, vol. 20 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7266

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Article
Publication date: 16 February 2015

Graham Peter Cornish

– The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of copyright law changes in the UK, especially as they affect interlibrary loan.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of copyright law changes in the UK, especially as they affect interlibrary loan.

Design/methodology/approach

Analysis of new legislation were tested against interlibrary needs.

Findings

The new laws bring major benefits to libraries and their users by expanding the types of material available and simplifying the management procedures required for document delivery.

Practical implications

Libraries and other institutions can now offer a much wider range of services.

Social implications

There are considerable benefits to individual users, including those with disabilities, as access is granted to a wider range of materials.

Originality/value

New research and analysis relating to laws passed in October 2014.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 43 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Article
Publication date: 14 August 2019

Reynold Macpherson and Barbara Vann

The purpose of this paper evaluates the capacity of the Cornwall Foundation Trust (CFT) of the National Health Service (NHS) to implement the UK Government’s children and young…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper evaluates the capacity of the Cornwall Foundation Trust (CFT) of the National Health Service (NHS) to implement the UK Government’s children and young people’s mental health strategy through its school-based integrated health centre (SBIHC) delivery model.

Design/methodology/approach

This evaluation uses six case studies of SBIHCs to indicate the general effectiveness of this delivery model and its capacity to implement the three core proposals of the Government’s strategy. The core proposals are: to encourage all schools and colleges to identify and train a designated senior lead (DSL) for mental health; to fund new mental health support teams (MHSTs); and to develop strategies to meet the proposed four-week waiting time for access to specialist NHS mental health services.

Findings

This evaluation found that the Duchy Health Charity and CFT piloted a new delivery model in three SBIHCs from 2009 that successfully integrated health and educational services to children and adolescents, including general health and well-being and sexual and mental health and, more recently, integrated welfare services.

Research limitations/implications

The main research implication is that longitudinal case studies of organisational innovations can reveal the subtleties of educational management in context and potentially inform advances elsewhere consistent with national policy developments.

Practical implications

The main practical implication is that the SBIHCs at Penair Community School, Budehaven Community School, Hayle Community School, Looe Community Academy, Treviglas Community Academy and Wadebridge Community School should each be recognised as a “trailblazer site” in the implementation of the Government’s children and young people’s mental health strategy.

Social implications

Mandatory secondary education is the last opportunity that the UK society has to embed knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for the life-long self-management of health. The CFT’s SBIHC model trialled since 2009 has successfully integrated health and educational services to children and adolescents, including general health and well-being and sexual and mental health and, more recently, integrated welfare services.

Originality/value

This evaluation research is unique. It reports that the CFT’s SBIHC model is the first and only organisational innovation at a system level in the UK that has successfully integrated health and education services to children and adolescents.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 33 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 2003

Sheena Asthana and Joyce Halliday

This paper considers intermediate care as part of a whole‐systems approach to care. It argues that this perspective allows a wider appreciation of the potential benefits of…

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This paper considers intermediate care as part of a whole‐systems approach to care. It argues that this perspective allows a wider appreciation of the potential benefits of intermediate care, and that this would also be a welcome feature in future research studies. The paper draws on an evaluation of intermediate care in Cornwall and outlines the central role of intermediate care co‐ordination in the whole system. The example of residential rehabilitation is then used to examine how an individual service relates to the system as a whole. Finally, factors that may also influence local systems such as partnership working and rurality are considered; these are seen as important considerations for any other authorities which might seek to replicate the Cornwall approach to intermediate care.

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Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 11 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1476-9018

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Article
Publication date: 4 February 2014

Bridget Penhale and Margaret Flynn

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The Journal of Adult Protection, vol. 16 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1466-8203

Article
Publication date: 26 September 2019

Helen Thacker, Ann Anka and Bridget Penhale

The purpose of this paper is to consider the importance of professional curiosity and partnership work in safeguarding adults from serious harm, abuse and neglect.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to consider the importance of professional curiosity and partnership work in safeguarding adults from serious harm, abuse and neglect.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper draws on a range of materials including: review of published materials in relation to professional curiosity, reports from adult serious case reviews (SCRs) and safeguarding adult reviews (SARs); relevant materials drawn from the SAR Library, thematic reviews of SARs and Google searches; observations from practice and experience. It also refers to the relevant academic literature.

Findings

Lessons from SCRs and SARs show that a lack of professional curiosity and poor coordination of support can lead to poor assessments and intervention measures that can fail to support those at risk of harm and abuse. There are a number of barriers to professionals practicing with curiosity. Working in partnership enhances the likelihood that professional curiosity will flourish.

Practical implications

There are clear implications for improving practice by increasing professional curiosity amongst professionals. The authors argue that there is a scope to improve professional curiosity by utilising and developing existing partnerships, and ultimately to help reduce the number of deaths and incidents of serious harm.

Originality/value

The paper considers the importance of employing professional curiosity and partnership work in safeguarding adults’ practice, so enabling practitioners to better safeguard adults at risk of abuse and neglect.

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The Journal of Adult Protection, vol. 21 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1466-8203

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Publication date: 18 September 2019

Farrukh Alam, Nat Wright, Paul Roberts, Sunny Dhadley, Joanne Townley and Russell Webster

The purpose of this paper is to examine the current provision of opioid substitution therapy (OST) during and immediately following release from detention in prisons in England…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the current provision of opioid substitution therapy (OST) during and immediately following release from detention in prisons in England and Wales.

Design/methodology/approach

A group of experts was convened to comment on current practices and to make recommendations for improving OST management in prison. Current practices were previously assessed using an online survey and a focus group with experience of OST in prison (Webster, 2017).

Findings

Disruption to the management of addiction and reduced treatment choice for OST adversely influences adequate provision of OST in prison. A key concern was the routine diversion of opiate substitutes to other prisoners. The new controlled drug formulations were considered a positive development to ensure streamlined and efficient OST administration. The following patient populations were identified as having concerns beyond their opioid use, and therefore require additional considerations in prison: older people with comorbidities and complex treatment needs; women who have experienced trauma and have childcare issues; and those with existing mental health needs requiring effective understanding and treatment in prison.

Originality/value

Integration of clinical and psychosocial services would enable a joint care plan to be tailored for each individual with opioid dependence and include options for detoxification or maintenance treatment. This would better enable those struggling with opioid use to make informed choices concerning their care during incarceration and for the period immediately following their release. Improvements in coordination of OST would facilitate inclusion of strategies to further streamline this process for the benefit of prisoners and prison staff.

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International Journal of Prisoner Health, vol. 15 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1744-9200

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Article
Publication date: 30 September 2013

Sally Cornish and Michael Preston-Shoot

The purpose of the paper is to report the findings from research into the governance of adult protection in Scotland, with particular focus on the outcomes of provision for…

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Purpose

The purpose of the paper is to report the findings from research into the governance of adult protection in Scotland, with particular focus on the outcomes of provision for multi-agency leadership and management of adult safeguarding in the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007. Comparisons will be drawn between these findings and the evidence on the governance of adult safeguarding in England.

Design/methodology/approach

The study comprised a thematic analysis of Adult Protection Committee (APC) biennial reports on implementation of the 2007 Act to the Scottish Government, associated documentation, and key informant interviews with professionals involved in adult protection leadership and practice.

Findings

A rich and complex pattern of arrangements, activities, experiences and challenges were identified across a number of dimensions, including management structures of APCs, development of policies and procedures, multi-agency working, training, performance assessment and quality management, engagement of service users and carers and operation of the 2007 Act.

Research limitations/implications

Service users and carers were not directly involved in the documentary review or key informant interviews. There remains a need to investigate the impacts on practice and service user experience of different forms of governance of adult protection arrangements.

Practical implications

The paper identifies outcomes and challenges in respect of multi-agency approaches to governance taken by APCs in Scotland.

Originality/value

The paper offers the first formal evaluation of governance of adult protection systems in Scotland and includes comparative analysis with research findings on the governance of adult safeguarding in England.

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The Journal of Adult Protection, vol. 15 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1466-8203

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