STPs Sustainability and Transformation Plans: What, Why & Where Next? – Institute for Public Policy Research

This report looks at the most promising reform solutions that have been correctly identified by STPs, and also sets out the range of challenges that stand in the way of them realising their vision for improved health and efficiency. It

Investigation: Clinical Correspondence Handling At NHS Shared Business Services – National Audit Office

In 2014 Capita were awarded a contract to deliver NHS Shared Business Service (NHS SBS) in 2016 following the implementation of this contract NHS England and the Department of Health were informed that it had discovered a backlog of approximately

Delivery Costs Extra: Can STPs Survive Without The Funding They Need? – British Medical Association

This BMA report analyses all 44 STP plans. It highlights concerns around poor engagement with clinicians, patients and the public. It also identifies that there is a challenging timeline for STP implementation and little in the way of firm commitment

Winter Warning: Managing Risk In Health And Care This Winter – NHS Providers

Highlights concerns from NHS leaders around the ability of the health system to respond to mounting pressures next winter. It argues that the extra £1bn social care funding committed to easing delayed transfers of care will not be sufficient with

NHS RightCare Pathway: Diabetes – NHS Right Care

Diabetes pathway defining the core components of an optimal diabetes service for people with or at risk of developing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes that delivers the better value in terms of outcomes and cost.  Its appendix outlines examples of

Capital collaborations between the NHS and local authorities – HFMA and CIPFA

This briefing provides background on the local authority and NHS funding mechanisms, including the prudential code under which local authority treasury management and borrowing is determined. It sets out the problems that NHS bodies currently face in relation to capital

MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report: UK Perinatal Deaths for Births from January to December 2015 – MBRRACE-UK

Report that found that in 2015 the stillbirth rate was 3.87 per 1,000 total births, a fall from 4.20 per 1,000 total births in 2013. Nevertheless, despite this reduction UK stillbirth rates still remain high compared to many similar European

Cyberbullying: An analysis of data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey for England, 2014 – Public Health England

This report summaries data on cyberbullying informed by an analysis of data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study for England, 2014.  This thematic report presents data from the most recent survey and illustrates associations between cyberbullying and demographics and

Health Behaviour In School Age Children Wellbeing Of Adolescent Girls – Public Health England

This report summarises data on girls’ emotional health and wellbeing, informed by an analysis of data from the health behaviour in school-aged children (HBSC) study for England, 2014. It presents data from the most recent survey and illustrates associations between wellbeing of adolescent girls

Intentional self-harm in adolescence: An analysis of data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey for England, 2014 – Public Health England

This report summarises data on self-harm informed by an analysis of data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey for England, 2014. This thematic report presents data from the most recent survey and illustrates associations between self-harm and demographics and social

Qualitative opportunities into user experiences of tier 2 and tier 3 weight management services – Innovation Unit

Findings from qualitative research by Innovation Unit into the journeys and experiences of tier 2 and tier 3 weight management service users.  It asks ‘What is the user experience and journeys of children, families and adults using weight management services that are currently

Let’s Talk About Weight: A step-by-step guide to brief interventions with adults for health and care professionals – Public Health England and Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

This document offers tips on the short conversations health and care professionals should be having with overweight and obese patients about weight loss. It provides: practical advice on how to discuss weight loss tools to support making brief interventions Additional

A guide to commissioning and delivering tier 2 adult weight management services – Public Health England

Evidence-based guidance to support practitioners, commissioners and providers of tier 2 weight management services. It follows the journey of an adult weight management service user in a tier 2 service and provides recommendations, considerations and resources needed to put this in

Cosmetic procedures: ethical issues – Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Report exploring the potentially troubling factors that underlie the growth in interest in invasive cosmetic procedures, undertaken for appearance-related reasons and provided in a highly commercial environment.  It recognises the increased need to under the ethics of cosmetic interventions.  The report identifies

Department Of Health Group Accounting Manual 2017 To 2018 – Department of Health

This guidance is aimed at DH group bodies (including CCGs, NHS trusts, NHS foundation trusts and arm’s length bodies) to help them complete their statutory annual reports and accounts for 2017 to 2018.

Each Baby Counts: 2015 Summary Report – Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists report providing a detailed analysis of all stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injuries that occurred during childbirth in 2015 and it identifies key clinical actions needed to improve the quality of care and prevent

Enabling change through communities of practice – National Voices

Communities of practice facilitate peer-based, collaborative learning between people with shared interests. Communities often form around entrenched, complex problem-areas for which there are likely to be multiple solutions or approaches – the kinds of ‘wicked issues’1 that benefit from being considered from

The Rising Cost Of Clinical Negligence: Who Pays The Price?: (Clinical Negligence Costs: Striking a Balance) – Medical Protection Society

Report estimating that clinical negligence costs in the NHS have increased by 72 per cent over the last five years and that costs could reach £2.6bn a year by 2022. It argues that there should be reasonable compensation for patients