National Health Service Pay Review Body 30th report 2017: Scotland supplement – NHS Pay Review Body, Department of Health, and Office of Manpower Economics

This report sets out the NHSPRB’s analysis of evidence provided by relevant organisations and makes proposals on the pay of NHS staff in Scotland paid under Agenda for Change from April 2017.# Additional Item

Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration: Scotland supplement to the 45th report 2017 – Department of Health and Office of Manpower Economics

Recommendations from the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) on doctors’ and dentists’ pay in Scotland. It sets out the DDRB’s analysis of evidence given by relevant organisations and provides independent advice on the pay of doctors and dentists in the

Severe asthma: the unmet need and the global challenge – Asthma UK

Asthma UK report calls for steps to improve the prospects for people with severe asthma. The report reveals the challenges of treating this complex condition and the opportunity for the scientific community to come together to make exciting new treatments

No Good Options: Report of the Inquiry into Children’s Social Care in England – All Party Parliamentary Group for Children

Inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children bringing together evidence about the current resourcing of children’s social services and changes in the nature and level of demand, to improve our understanding of the challenges facing under-performing children’s services, and

The performance of the NHS in England in transforming children’s mental health services – Education Policy Institute

Education Policy Institute report examining progress made by the Government in improving children and young people’s mental health services (CAMHS).  The report analyses NHS England’s new ‘Mental Health Five Year Forward View Dashboard’, which tracks the performance of local Clinical Commissioning

Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system: NICE guideline [NG66] – NICE

This guideline covers assessing, diagnosing and managing mental health problems in adults (aged 18 and over) who are in contact with the criminal justice system. It aims to improve mental health and wellbeing in this population by establishing principles for

Workplace Wellbeing Charter: Analysis Of Take-Up And Impact – RAND Corporation

Assess’ the implementation and take up of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter which was developed by Public Health England. The charter aimed to support employers in delivering evidence-based workplace health improvement activities. The study found that the charter contributed to staff

A year of plenty?: An analysis of NHS finances and consultant productivity – The Health Foundation

This report focuses on the finances of NHS providers and the consultant productivity of acute NHS hospitals, drawing on their annual accounts from 2009/10 to 2015/16 and linking this to wider NHS data. It finds that the NHS used almost half

Childhood obesity: follow-up: Seventh Report of Session 2016–17: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Health Committee

Follow-up report on childhood obesity in the UK argues that the government needs to take more robust action to tackle the impact of deep discounting and price promotions on the sales of unhealthy food and drink. In relation to the

Informed Choice? Giving Women Control Of Their Healthcare – All Party Parliamentary Group on Women’s Health

This report has found that across the country women are not being treated appropriately when it comes to their physical, mental and gynaecological health. Using a survey of over 2,600 women and freedom of information requests, the report highlights the

A Day In The Life Of Social Work: Research from Community Care and UNISON – UNISON

Partnership research from UNISON and Community Care, that finds that many social workers are struggling with their caseloads and longer working hours due to staff shortages and budget cuts. These insights are taken from feedback from over 2000 social work

Communicating The UK Chief Medical Officers’ Low Risk Drinking Guidelines: Core elements for communicating to the public – Department of Health

Produced in conjunction with the alcohol industry, this guidance aims to raise awareness and help people understand the risks that alcohol consumption may pose to their health. As a result of new CMO guidance, the alcohol industry is updating the health

Meeting us where we’re at: Learning from INTEGRATE’s work with excluded young people – Centre for Mental Health

Considers the approach taken by London-based charity MAC-UK in offering mental health support to young people involved in gangs or at risk of offending. The INTEGRATE approach engages young people through activities that they set up themselves and getting referrals

Dementia-Friendly Housing Charter: Guidance on delivering a dementia-friendly approach to housing – Alzheimer’s Society

This charter aims to help housing professions better understand dementia and how housing, its design and supporting services can help improve and maintain the wellbeing of people affected.  

Annual Report by the Chief Social Worker for Adults 2016 to 2017: Being the Bridge – Department of Health

Sets out progress made to improve the quality of education, training and practice of social work with adults in the last year. It highlights the main priorities and issues for the adult social work profession, including: repositioning social work practice

The government’s mandate to NHS England for 2017-18 – Department of Health

This mandate reaffirms the government’s commitment to an NHS that provides the best care and support to today’s patients, and also safeguards the service for future generations. Building on the previous multi-year mandate, which came into effect on 1 April

Mycobacterium chimaera Infections Associated with Cardiopulmonary Bypass Information for general practice – Public Health England and NHS England

This document provides advice to GPs assessing patients where infection with Mycobacterium chimaera infections associated with cardiopulmonary bypass is a possibility.