Compliance with hospital food standards in the NHS Two years on: a review of progress since the Hospital Food Standards Panel report in 2014 – Department of Health

This report revisits the work of the Hospital Food Standards Panel and identifies the progress that has been made since hospital food standards became mandatory in the NHS in England.  It finds substantial progress across NHS hospitals. A large majority

Falls in older people: NICE Quality standard QS86 – NICE

Originally published in March 2015, this quality standard has been updated by adding three new statements to the 2015 version. All statements prioritised in 2015 were retained.  The three new statements were originally intended to form a separate quality standard

Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project: How the NHS cares for patients with heart attack: Annual Public Report April 2014 – March 2015 – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

This audit shows continuous improvement in a number of aspects of the quality of care for patients following heart attack. Immediate (primary) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is now established as the preferred way to reopen a blocked artery (reperfusion) in

National Diabetes Audit, 2015-2016: Report 1: Care Processes and Treatment Targets: England and Wales – NHS Digital

This national report presents the key findings and recommendations on care processes and treatment target achievement rates from 2015-2016 in all age groups in England and Wales along with information on offers and attendance for structured education places. This year,

Statistics on Alcohol: Briefing paper CBP-7626 – House of Commons Library

This note provides a summary of statistics on drinking alcohol among adults in Great Britain and children in England. Data on alcohol related hospital admissions in England and Scotland and alcohol related deaths in England is also shown.

Developing an outcomes based payment approach for IAPT services: Detailed guidance – NHS England and NHS Improvement

NHS Improvement and NHS England have published Developing an outcomes-based payment approach for IAPT services. This guidance supports providers and commissioners to develop and implement an outcomes-based payment approach for improving access to psychological therapy services. For 2017/19, NHS Improvement

Falls and fracture consensus statement: supporting commissioning for prevention – Public Health England

Public Health England has published Falls and fracture consensus statement: supporting commissioning for prevention. The guidance is aimed at local commissioning and strategic leads with a remit for falls, bone health and healthy ageing. This document outlines approaches to interventions

Contraception After Pregnancy – Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health Guideline

Contraception After Pregnancy, endorsed by the Royal Colleges: GPs; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Nurses and Midwives, aims to guide healthcare professionals to inform and support the women in their care to make planned choices about future pregnancies and improve maternal and

The future of Attendance Allowance: Briefing paper CBP-7729 – House of Commons Library Briefing

This Commons Library Briefing Paper covers developments since the Government’s announcement in December 2015 that it would consider “giving more responsibility to councils in England, and to Wales, to support older people with care needs – including people who, under

Antimicrobial stewardship: changing riskrelated behaviours in the general population – NICE guideline [NG63]

This guideline covers making people aware of how to correctly use antimicrobial medicines (including antibiotics) and the dangers associated with their overuse and misuse. It also includes measures to prevent and control infection that can stop people needing antimicrobials or

Alcohol: minimum pricing: Briefing Paper SN05021 – House of Commons Library

This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper looks at calls for a minimum price for alcohol. The debate about a minimum price for alcohol has been prompted by concerns about high levels of drinking, its effect on public health and

Performance Agreement between the World Health Organisation and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – Department for International Development

To support the World Health Organisation, and to ensure that UK taxpayers’ contributions deliver the greatest possible impact, we have agreed 4 areas which the World Health Organisation will prioritise for further improvement. Excellence in risk and financial management Transparent,

Fixed Recoverable Costs in Lower Value Clinical Negligence Claims: A Consultation: Annex E: Additional Data – Department of Health

This annex provides additional data to help consultation respondents consider their response.  The majority of data is provided from the NHS Litigation Authority and therefore relates to clinical negligence claims against the NHS or NHS funded care. It is for

Fixed Recoverable Costs in Lower Value Clinical Negligence Claims: a Consultation Annex D: Illustrative Pre-Action Protocol and Civil Procedure Rules – Department of Health

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) has supported the Department by developing an illustrative set of rules, which are set out in this document. In providing such support prior to the consultation, the CPRC is not expressing any opinion on

Evaluating the proposed fixed costs for clinical negligence claims: An Independent Review – Fenn Report

The Fenn Report identifies that while the motivation behind the government’s proposals for introducing fixed recoverable costs for clinical negligence claims lies partly in the need to reduce public expenditure on the NHS, it is important to acknowledge the implications of

Introducing Fixed Recoverable Costs in Lower Value Clinical Negligence Claims: consultation document – Department of Health

The proposed fixed recoverable costs scheme aims to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of clinical negligence claims by supporting: quicker and more cost effective resolution for all parties greater opportunities for early learning of lessons from harmful incidents to inform

State of Child Health: Report 2017 – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health that finds nearly one in five children in the UK is living in poverty and inequality that blights their lives, with those from the most deprived backgrounds experiencing much worse

Appointment of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman: Fifth Report of the Health Committee of Session 2016–17 – House of Commons Health and Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committees

Outlines the process for the appointment to the role of Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman which combines the two statutory roles of Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (the Parliamentary Ombudsman) and Health Service Commissioner for England (Health Service Ombudsman).