Focus on physicians: Census of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees 2016–17 – Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Physicians of London

This report outlines the findings of a wellbeing survey and it finds that only one in four substantive consultant physicians in the UK feel valued by the hospital in which they work. Respondents also reported a desire for more time

Behind Closed Doors Can we expect NHS staff to be the shock absorbers of a system under pressure? – Point of Care Foundation

This briefing highlights the latest evidence on NHS staff, their experience at work, the pressures they face and the consequences for patients. The Point of Care Foundation believes that it’s critically important that NHS employers to pay attention to staff and their experience

Inpatient Provision for Children and Young People with Mental Health Problems – Education Policy Institute

Report from the Education Policy Institute that considers the state of child and adolescent mental health inpatient services in England. It explores the latest evidence and NHS data on admissions, quality of care, staffing and capacity. It highlights the following challenges

Better care for people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol/drug use conditions: A guide for commissioners and service providers – Public Helath England

In spite of the shared responsibility that NHS and local authority commissioners have to provide treatment, care and support, people with cooccurring conditions are often excluded from services. It seeks to address this disparity. It should be used by the commissioners and providers

Plans to improve NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment processes – NHS England

Outlines revised guidance in relation to NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments in order to promote a reduction in delayed transfers of care. CCGs will be required to review current assessment processes and ensure that the current procedures do not contribute to

Position Statement on Children and Young Peoples’ Mental Health – Royal College of General Practitioners

Position statement highlighting the need for a shared vision for children and young people mental health across all professions and agencies.  It has been developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child

Expansion Of The GP International Recruitment Programme – NHS England

Guidance describing how NHS England is working with partner organisations to expand the GP international recruitment programme. The programme is being brought forward two years in order to meet targets for GP recruitment set out in the General practice forward

Financial Case For Action On Liver Disease: Escalating Costs Of Alcohol Misuse, Obesity And Viral Hepatitis – Foundation for Liver Research

Foundation for Liver Research report, stating alcohol consumption will cause 63,000 deaths in England over the next five years – the equivalent of 35 deaths a day. It finds that the majority of these deaths will be due to alcoholic

Joint statement from the Chief Executives of statutory regulators of health and care professionals: Conflicts of Interest – Health and Care Professions Council

Sets out expectations on how health and care professionals are expected to manage conflicts of interest.   In doing so it supports the standards or code for each profession and any additional guidance they may have. These professional standards, codes and

Progress Through Partnership: Involvement of People With Lived Experience of Mental Illness in CCG Commissioning – Rethink Mental Illness

Little is known about the extent to which CCGs are involving people with experience of mental illness in the commissioning of mental health services.  This despite recommendations set out over a year ago in the Five year forward view for mental health.

NHS Health Check 40-64 Dementia Pilot: Research Findings: Summary Research Report – Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society report that summarises the findings from a pilot project into the effectiveness of dementia risk reduction messaging in NHS Health Checks. It found that the pilot project showed promise in shifting public awareness and understanding of dementia risk

Sexual and Reproductive Health: Time To Act – Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of General Practitioners report that identifies that years of improvement in the quality of sexual and reproductive healthcare being delivered to patients is at risk due to the bureaucratic, financial and training barriers facing GPs and practice teams. It

The North-South NHS Divide: How Where You Are Not What You Need Dictates Your Care – Medical Technology Group

Effective treatment should include access to medical technology at the appropriate time. Unfortunately for UK patients this is not always the case, as there remains wide variations in patient access across the country. This report has found that there remains wide variation across the

National Maternity And Perinatal Audit: Organisational Report 2017: A snapshot of NHS maternity and neonatal services in England, Scotland and Wales in January 2017 – Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This report finds large increase in midwife-led units co-located with obstetric units, increasing birthplace choice for pregnant women but also describes variation in availability of staff, facilities and services.

Developing People – Improving Care: A National Framework For Action On Improvement and Leadership Development In NHS-Funded Services – National Improvement and Leadership Development Board

This updated framework focuses on helping NHS and social care staff to develop four critical capabilities: systems leadership; established quality improvement methods; inclusive and compassionate leadership; and talent management.

What’s It Like To Live In A Care Home? Findings From The Healthwatch Network – Healthwatch

Between January 2016 and April 2017, local Healthwatch staff and volunteers across England visited 197 care homes across 63 different local authority areas to find out what day to day life is really like for many of those living in

Report from the UK Shape of Training Steering Group (UKSTSG) – Shape of Training

Report on medical education and training which discusses how recommendations in the independent Shape of Training review could be implemented. One of the key recommendations discussed is the need for more generalists and the UKSTSG argues that developing the workforce

Bridging the Health Care Gap Through Telehealth: The MedicallHome and ConsejoSano Models – Commonwealth Fund

MedicallHome case study, it connects subscribed patients throughout Mexico with doctors in a Mexico City call center. Using standard protocols, doctors resolve issues or refer callers to providers in national network of clinics, labs, and hospitals that offers discounts to program members.

GP Forward View: Assessment Of Progress: Year 1 – Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of General Practitioners report that finds that there has been progress on many areas, notably on additional investment but warns that the government recruitment commitment of 5,000 GPs may need to be reconsidered. Additionally, it highlights the imperative to