Early and locally advanced breast cancer: diagnosis and treatment: Clinical guideline [CG80] – NICE

This guideline covers diagnosis and surgical and pharmacological treatment of women and men with early and locally advanced breast cancer. It aims to improve early identification and treatment of breast cancer to prevent disease progression and reduce deaths. Updated clinical

Patient Group Directions: Medicines practice guideline [MPG2] – NICE

Updated guideline in which the numbering of the recommendations has changed. Changes have also been made to 3 recommendations, and some definitions and hyperlinks have been updated. Recommendation 2.8.4 in the 2013 version of the guideline has been removed because it is

Mitochondrial disorders in children: Co-enzyme Q10: Evidence summary [ES11] – NICE

This evidence summary discusses 3 case reports in a total of 6 children with mitochondrial disorders. Because this evidence is very limited, this evidence summary also discusses the best available evidence on the use of co-enzyme Q10 in adults and young people with

Food for thought: Mental health and nutrition briefing – Mental Health Foundation

This briefing focuses on how nutrition can be effectively integrated into public health strategies to protect and improve mental health and emotional wellbeing. It discusses what we know about the relationship between nutrition and mental health, the risk and positive

Roads to Recovery: Organisation and Quality of Stroke Services – National Institute for Health Research

Themed review from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) looks at the configuration of stroke services, identifying stroke and acute management, recovery and rehabilitation, and life after stroke.  

CQC’s Equality Objectives for 2017-19 – Care Quality Commission

Report that focus’ on the Care Quality Commission’s regulatory role in improving equality. Through inspections, they aim to ensire that providers make person-centred care work for everyone, from all equality groups – for example for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people using

Self-care: Everybody’s talking about it: The Voluntary and Community Sector as enablers of self-care – Self Help UK

Health and social care in England are facing unprecedented challenges. Our organisations and institutions are at a capacity and financial precipice. Without radical change future need and demand for services will not be met. People are living longer with increasing

Self-care everybody’s talking about it: A discussion paper by Self Help UK on behalf of Regional Voices – Self Help UK

Health and social care in England are facing unprecedented challenges. Our organisations and institutions are at a capacity and financial precipice. Without radical change future need and demand for services will not be met. People are living longer with increasing

Social care and the MS community in England – MS Society

There are 89,000 people living with MS in England and many of them, at some point, will need care and support to live their daily lives. That might be support from family and friends, voluntary organisations, private care agencies or

Comparing the UK EQ-5D-3L and the English EQ-5D-5L Value Sets – Office of Health Economics

Three EQ-5D value sets (the EQ-5D-3L, crosswalk and EQ-5D-5L) are now available for cost utility analysis in the UK and/or England. The value sets’ characteristics differ, and it is important to systematically assess the implications of these differences for the

The effect of hospital ownership on quality of care: evidence from England: (CHE Research Paper 145) – University of York Centre for Health Economics

Paper that considers if quality of care differs between public and private hospitals in England with data on 3.8 million publicly-funded patients receiving 133 planned (non-emergency) treatments in 393 public and 190 private hospital sites. Private hospitals treat patients with fewer comorbidities

Households in temporary accommodation (England): (Briefing paper SN02110) – House of Commons Library Briefing Paper

This House of Commons Briefing Paper provides background information on the increase in the number of homeless households placed in temporary accommodation by English local authorities and outlines various initiatives and issues associated with the increased use of temporary accommodation.

National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service Response to the Review of Informed Choice – Public Health England

The response plan sets out the actions NCRAS will take to improve awareness of the cancer registry with our stakeholders so that those newly diagnosed with cancer can make an informed choice on whether to opt out of having their

Nutrient analysis survey of fresh and processed fruit and vegetables with respect to fibre: Analytical report – Public Health England

This survey analysed the nutrient composition of fruits and vegetables. Samples were analysed for energy and a range of nutrients including fat, fatty acids, protein, carbohydrate, AOAC fibre and a full range of vitamins and minerals. Additional Item

Nutrient analysis survey of fresh and processed fruit and vegetables with respect to fibre: Sampling report – Public Health England

This survey analysed the nutrient composition of fruits and vegetables. Samples were analysed for energy and a range of nutrients including fat, fatty acids, protein, carbohydrate, AOAC fibre and a full range of vitamins and minerals. Additional Item  

Coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse: community health and social care services: NICE guideline [NG58] – NICE

This guideline covers how to improve services for people aged 14 and above who have been diagnosed as having coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse. The aim is to provide a range of coordinated services that address people’s wider