The What Works Network: Five Years On – The Cabinet Office

This report shares a selection of key findings from the What Works Network, as well as examples of the impact that the centres have had on public services over the past five years.  The What Works Network was launched five years ago to embed robust evidence

Student Mental Health: The Role and Experiences of Academics – University of Derby, King’s College London and Student Minds

To understand more about how academics are managing student mental health, this project interviewed 52 academics at five universities. Participants reported large numbers of students experiencing mental health difficulties. A number of the academics interviewed described experiences of student mental illness that

5 Years On: Responses to Francis: changes in board leadership and governance in acute hospitals in England since 2013 – University of Manchester Alliance Business School, Nuffield Trust and University of Birmingham Health Services Management Centre

Report from the University of Manchester Alliance Business School, Nuffield Trust and University of Birmingham Health Services Management Centre that finds that hospital leadership has generally changed for the better since the Francis Inquiry. There are, however, worrying signs that

Not by degrees: Improving student mental health in the UK’s universities – Institute for Public Policy Research

Levels of mental illness, mental distress and low wellbeing among students in higher education in the UK are increasing, and are high relative to other sections of the population. This report calls on universities to make the issue a strategic

Right To Home?: Rethinking homelessness in rural communities – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Homelessness across England is on the rise. Rates are high in urban areas and yet many households in rural areas are threatened with or experience homelessness. In 2015/16, 6,270 households were accepted as homeless in England’s 91 mainly and largely

Falling through the gaps: why more people need basic asthma care: Annual Asthma Survey 2017 report – Asthma UK

Annual Asthma Report that finds that two thirds of people are still not receiving basic care for their asthma, and that there are differing levels of care across the UK. Finds Asthma patients: Colds and flu were the most common asthma trigger.

Sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing: NICE guideline [NG84] – NICE

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sore throat. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute sore throat is often caused by a virus, lasts for about a week, and most people get

A design diagnosis: reinvigorating the primary care estate – Reform

Report form the Think Tank Reform sponsored by Assura who claim to be the UK’s leading healthcare Real Estate Investment Trust suggesting that  that private sector finance can upgrade the primary care estate at value for money for the taxpayer. Private

Social Care: Impact of NHS Plans and Delivery of Services Over the Winter Period – House of Lords Library

This briefing provides an introduction to the issue of the impact on the social care sector of current pressures in the NHS by giving a brief overview of social care, recent NHS plans and the current winter peak in demand for healthcare. It

Report into Children’s Social Care Services in the London Borough of Barnet – Department of Education

An Ofsted Publication judged the overall effectiveness of the council’s children’s social care services to be inadequate. This report sets out the findings of the Commissioner’s 3-month review and makes recommendations for the improvement of children’s social care services in Barnet.  

Report to the Minister of State for Children and Families on ways forward for children’s services in Croydon – Department for Education

In September 2017 an Ofsted Publication judged the overall effectiveness of the council’s children’s social care services to be inadequate. This report sets out the findings of the Commissioner’s 3-month review and makes recommendations for the improvement of children’s social care services

The NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) Review for 2018 Written Evidence from the Department of Health and Social Care for England – Department of Health and Social Care

This is the Department of Health and Social Care’s written evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) for the 2018 to 2019 pay round.

The Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) Review for 2018: Written Evidence from the Department of Health and Social Care for England – Department of Health and Social Care

This document contains the Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC) written evidence to the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) for the 2018 to 2019 pay round.

Practical Guidance to SPOT for Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health 2017: Guidelines for Local Authorities – Public Helath England

This guidance is a step by step guide on how to use Spend and Outcome Tool (SPOT) for Local Authorities (LAs) to compare spend data on sexual and reproductive health with sexual and reproductive health outcomes.  Looks at: the potential

Meeting the health and wellbeing needs of young carers – Local Government Association

Being a carer takes its toll on a young persons education, physical health and emotional wellbeing. What can councils do to tackle these inequalities? Councils are under a legal duty to identify young carers and carry out assessments that consider the

Delivering children’s centre services – Local Government Association

Children’s centres allow families to access the help they need to handle those early challenges, help to tackle inequalities, and give children a healthy start. Report from the Local Government Association of case studies on how, councils are still finding

Public health outcomes framework (PHOF) web tool: 2016 user survey findings and progress on actions – Public Health England

Results from a survey to gauge which areas of the Public health outcomes framework (PHOF) web tool were more or less useful for stakeholders and which future developments should be prioritised. The main conclusions from our analysis of the user survey

NHS continuing healthcare: Effective commissioning approaches – NHS Clinical Commissioners

This document outlines key learning points from those CCGs that have achieved significant efficiency savings and improvements for patients in the provision of CHC in their local area, and the national support that NHS England and others can provide to support local decision-making. The document was

Against the Odds: Successfully scaling innovation in the NHS – The Innovation Unit and The Health Foundation

This report explores what it takes to scale innovation successfully in the NHS.  To do so it used case studies of 10 innovations.  It identifies commons themes: Building demand through existing networks and narratives Using evidence to build demand Balancing fidelity, quality and adaptability