Community services: What do we know about quality? – Quality Watch

Quality Watch briefing that finds that it is difficult to make a meaningful statement about the overall quality of care of community services, because of a lack of routinely available quality data and national indicators of quality.

Safe to be me: Meeting the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people using health and social care services: A resource pack for professionals – Age UK

A resource guide from Age UK, which offers practical advice on providing the kind of service in which older lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people can feel safe to be themselves.

Let’s talk. Improving conversations about disability at work – Scope

Report that looks at disabled people’s experiences of talking about their impairment or condition at work. It finds that many disabled people struggle to share information about their impairment or condition in the workplace. This can make it harder for disabled people

Alcohol-related Liver Disease: Guidance for Good Practice – Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems

A major healthcare goal of the Scottish Government is to reduce alcohol-related harm, in all its many manifestations. However, much of the cost, morbidity and mortality of alcohol-related disease is driven by alcohol-related liver disease. Scottish Health Action on Alcohol

Sport, dance & young people: A systematic review of sport and dance participation in healthy young people (15-24 years) to promote subjective wellbeing – What Works Wellbeing

This report explores the relationship between subjective wellbeing (SWB) and participation in sport or physical activity among healthy people aged 16 to 25. This relationship is studied by analysing data from four large samples: a UK sample from the British

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017: Building Resilience for Peace and Food Security – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, published by the World Health Programme, marks the beginning of a new era in monitoring the progress made towards achieving a world without hunger and malnutrition,

Local suicide prevention planning NationalSuicide Prevention Alliance Supported by A practice resource

This practice resource is to support local authority public health teams to work with clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), health and wellbeing boards, the voluntary sector and wider networks of partners to develop or update local suicide prevention plans and embed work within local

An Occupational Therapist’s Access Checklist – a practical Tool – Housing LIN

This checklist has been developed as a quick reference tool, to support decisions when making recommendations for the design of accessible and inclusive housing, when there may be a case to be made for exceeding the minimum requirements laid out in the

Kindliness – developing peer support within Sheltered Housing in Dorset: (Case Study 143) – Housing LIN

Considers a toolkit created by Bournemouth University working in partnership with Dorset County Council and a number of housing associations to develop peer support in sheltered housing services. It defines the concept of kindliness as it relates to sheltered housing and

The role of home adaptations in improving later life – Centre for Ageing Better

Review providing evidence to make the case for the importance and effectiveness of adaptations, primarily to influence policy-makers at national and local levels, practitioners and local commissioners. The objective is to strengthen their focus on housing in their strategic plans, and commit

Room to improve: The role of home adaptations in improving later life – Centre for Ageing Better

This systematic review of the best recent scientific evidence on how home adaptations can contribute to improving later lives. It shows that minor home aids and adaptations can greatly improve quality of life for people who are losing mobility. For example,

A second class ending: Exploring the barriers and championing outstanding end of life care for people who are homeless – Care Quality Commission

Report from the Care Quality Commission that identifies: The needs of homeless people are not well understood or considered by health and care services. Where services do exist, they are often fragmented and work in relative isolation. These issues are

Dundee smart health and care strategy: a strategic plan for using technology to support people to live Independently and manage their own health and care 2017-2020 – Dundee’s Health & Strategic Care Partnership

A strategic plan for using technology to support people to live independently and manage their own health and care’ brings together telecare and telehealth, equipment and adaptations, and smart accommodation.

Bridging the gap between health and housing. A united approach in South Wales: (Case Study 140) – Housing LIN

Report on the Caerphilly-based housing association United Welsh new wellbeing partnership, Wellbeing 4U, that highlights how it is drawing from housing expertise to improve the patient and GP experience across 25 surgeries in Cardiff and Barry.  

Children’s Voices: A review of evidence on the subjective wellbeing of children involved in gangs in England – Children’s Commissioner

This report brings together the views and perspectives of children who have been involved with gangs. The study gives examples of what it is like to be involved in a gang and how, for some, being in a gang provided

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Early Pregnancy Care – Royal College of Nursing

This document outlines the key skills and knowledge required to develop the role of this specialist nurse/midwife and should provide clear direction for commissioners and managers when creating roles to support best practice in local service provision for women and

Accountable care – the art of the possible: An eight step guide to accountable care – NHS Providers

The move from STPs through to accountable care systems responsible for planning and delivering whole population care and onwards to accountable care organisations is now beginning to pick up pace.  This publication from NHS Providers sets out eight steps and key

Checklist for professional development of CCG lay members – NHS Clinical Commissioners

Lay members bring an essential independent perspective to the clinical commissioning group (CCG) governing body – being separate to the day-to-day running of the organisation means that they can see it as it is seen from the outside.  This checklist looks at: appraisals

Supporting change in your NHS: The non-executive community in transformational change – NHS Clinical Commissioners

NHS Clinical Commissioners document that summarises discussions held at two events earlier this year that brought together  more than 200 CCG lay members and trust non-executive directors (NEDs).   This publication looks at attendees’: perspectives on the lay member and NED role insights

MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Confidential Enquiry: Term, singleton, intrapartum stillbirth and intrapartum-related neonatal death – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

Findings of the third perinatal confidential enquiry and focuses on term, singleton, intrapartum stillbirths and intrapartum-related neonatal deaths.  Since the last confidential enquiry into intrapartum stillbirths and intrapartum-related deaths in 1993-1995, overall stillbirth rates have reduced by just over a