Details the government’s response to ACMD’s report on commissioning structures within treatment service.
Report from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs that finds that drug and alcohol treatment appears to be facing a disproportionate decrease in resources, likely to reduce treatment penetration and the quality of treatment in England. This situation
Report identifying critical learning arising from practices which did not identify or act on evidence of bullying at Mendip House, a dwelling for six adults with autism with a staff team of 26 (excluding those on zero hours contracts). Mendip House was one
Offers employers practical guidance on how to improve workplace environments for women undergoing the menopause and latest information on how menopause affects some women at work. It is also aimed at women who are experiencing the menopause for information.
Report that identifies that additional research is needed and funders stand ready to invest more in brain tumour research. It finds: An effective way of growing research capacity and capability at all career stages, including senior research leadership, is to establish dedicated
Evidence-based recommendations on sofosbuvir–velpatasvir–voxilaprevir (Vosevi) for treating chronic hepatitis C in adults.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation briefing on poverty in Northern Ireland it finds: Poverty in Northern Ireland is slightly lower than in England or Wales, but it is higher than in Scotland. Poverty among pensioners has fallen considerably over the last decade. Families
Report that finds that EU nurses are initially unable to use their advanced skills and unprepared for the social environment in the UK. It calls for the scope of their practice and anticipated duties to be made transparently clear to
Findings of a systematic mapping exercise across England of specialist primary health care services for single people who are homeless. The mapping exercise was part of a larger study that is in progress which is examining the integration, effectiveness and
Action on Hearing Loss guide to help staff working in longer-term care settings provide high-quality care and support to older people with hearing loss. It is written for care home managers, and the accompanying information sheets are for both managers and
Updated clinical guideline from 2007 covers assessing and treating heavy menstrual bleeding. It aims to help healthcare professionals offer the right treatments to women with heavy periods (menorrhagia) that affect their quality of life, taking into account the woman’s individual
Updated evidence-based recommendations on PleurX for vacuum-assisted drainage of treatment-resistant, recurrent malignant ascites. This guidance has been updated to include a review of the cost model using more recent values. New evidence and updated costs identified during the guidance review
Evidence-based recommendations on MiraQ for assessing graft flow during coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Having originally been developed to make recommendations on the use of VeriQ, this guidance has been updated to make recommendations on the use of a follow-on
Evidence-based recommendations on aortic valve reconstruction with processed bovine pericardium. This involves replacing a damaged aortic valve with a new valve made from chemically treated cow pericardium.
The technology described in this briefing is Reveal LINQ insertable cardiac monitor (ICM) with CareLink service for detecting suspected asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) after cryptogenic stroke. The innovative aspects are: a proprietary AF detection algorithm, which is designed to reduce false positive detections; small
Medical innovation bulletin on Coban 2 compression bandage for venous leg ulcers. The innovative aspect is that it is thinner than 4‑layer bandages. This aims to improve mobility and convenience. The intended place in therapy would be as an alternative to current compression bandages in
Updated guidance to help health professionals including local government, service providers and commissioners understand the sexual health data that is available across England and how the data can be accessed. It includes data collected by Public Health England and other
This guide for champions at the frontline, trust board and regional levels outlines broad role descriptions and responsibilities, and suggests activities to promote best practice – recognising that these will develop. It also signposts existing safety initiatives and improvements that
This House of Commons Library briefing paper considers the current structure of the care home market in England, as well as issues facing the sector and how private clients (“selffunders”) tend to pay more than local authority funded residents (known as “crosssubsidisation”).
Briefing from NHS Providers detailing practical suggestions for how trusts can ensure their policies and procedures comply with the fit and proper persons regulations (FPPR), as well as meet the expectations of the Care Quality Commission’s regulatory approach. It also highlights