Dialog – measuring what matters to you – information leaflet

This leaflet is an introduction Dialog for patients, carers and staff. It explains what the Dialog questionnaire is and how it works.

Digital Flag – Patient Information

This leaflet explains that The Flag will be used part of clinical records. It uses information from different places across the NHS system. The flag will let staff know that patients may have Autism or Learning Disability or both. It will help staff to talk to patients and what will help them getting support from our services.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) – Community and Inpatient CYPS Services

DBT is a form of psychological therapy that is used to help people who are experiencing difficult emotions and stresses. It involves accepting that you have these thoughts and putting in place strategies to cope with them. This leaflet outlines what the therapy involves and describes the modules taught in DBT in community and inpatient children and young peoples services.

Dietetics Service – Patient Information Leaflet

Information about the Trust Dietetics Services. Dietitians are qualified health professionals who work alongside nurses, psychiatrists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and psychologists to support your recovery.

Detention Also called Sectioned

This link takes you to Department of Health website - an easy read fact sheet about detention and your rights. Detention is when you have to stay in hospital.

Dual Diagnosis Network

This link will take you to the Dual diagnosis website their aim is to provide and/or signpost as many useful mental health, addiction, or dual diagnosis-specific tools & resources as possible to help improve the outcomes of those with co-occurring disorders

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.

Depression and Low Mood – a guide for partners

A guide for people who are worried their partners may be depressed or those whose partner has already been diagnosed. It can help you understand depression better and learn what you can do to help.

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.

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.

Depression in Older Adults

This Royal College of Psychiatrists leaflet is written for people over 65 who have depression. It covers the symptoms of depression in older adults, how it can be helped and some suggestions for further reading.