Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery: NICE guideline [NG93] – NICE

This guideline covers services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or autism and a learning disability) and behaviour that challenges. It aims to promote a lifelong approach to supporting people and their families and carers, focusing

A poor tax: Council tax in London: Time for reform – Institute for Public Policy Research

Report that demonstrates how council tax has become increasingly regressive with regard to property values – the cheaper the property, the more you are likely to pay as a proportion of the property value. Leaaving council tax unreformed is becoming

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Pathway for People with Long-term Physical Health Conditions and Medically Unexplained Symptoms – NHS England

From April 2018 all CCGs are expected to expand IAPT by commissioning IAPT services integrated into physical healthcare pathways. This document supports this expansion by setting out the treatment pathway that underpins the access and waiting time standards, which all services should seek

The value of business to the Third Sector – Institute for Public Policy Research

Institute for Public Policy Research report exploring the nature of the relationship between the private sector and Third Sector Organisations (TSOs). It provides insights into the extent and depth of support received from business, as well as the value of support

How much would it cost to reduce child poverty in Scotland? The financial scale of child poverty in Scotland – Institute for Public Policy Research

Report from the Institute for Public Policy Research that identifies a reduction and eradication of child poverty in Scotland requires a whole-Scotland approach involving a combination of increased earnings for the poorest households (through inclusive growth), and increases in social

Water Fluoridation: Health monitoring report for England 2018 – Public Health England

Report that compares data on the health of people living in areas of England with differing concentrations of fluoride in their drinking water supply.  It finds improved dental health in areas that are fluoridated and taken alongside the existing wider research, the results

Learning from experiences of Universal Credit: Research conducted on behalf of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation – BritainThinks

BritainThinks report commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation looking at individuals living on full service Universal Credit to understand their experiences of the new benefit and their spontaneous and prompted priorities for change for the benefit. It finds for a

Maintaining momentum: driving improvements in mental health care – Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman report reviewing complaints that finds vulnerable patients with mental health conditions are being let down by the NHS, causing them and their families needless suffering and distress. It reports that NHS mental healthcare staff can

Low carbon heating of homes and businesses and the Renewable Heat Incentive – National Audit Office

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a scheme to encourage a switch from fossil fuel heating systems to renewable and low-carbon alternatives in homes and business premises in Great Britain. It pays people and businesses money in the form of

Improving Health and Care through the home: A National Memorandum of Understanding – Public Health England

Renewed Memorandum of Understanding that brings together key organisations, decision-makers and implementers from across the public and voluntary sector, to maximise opportunities to embed the role of housing in joined up action on improving health and better health and social

Understanding recovery from a family perspective: A survey of life in recovery for families: (Alcohol Insight 149) – Alcohol Research UK

Results of a survey looking at recovery from a family perspective. For family members, recovery is experienced in two senses. They observe the journey of the recovering drinker; however, they also embark on their own journey of change as a consequence

Public health transformation five years on – Local Government Association

Public health has been part of local government for five years now. We are well beyond the stage at which public health teams have ‘bedded in’ to local authorities and at which local authorities have learned what public health is

Adding extra years to life and extra life to those years: Local government guide to healthy ageing – Local Government Association

The population is ageing. Over the last 10 years the number of people aged over 65 in England increased by a fifth – that’s nearly 1.7 million extra older people. But while the greater longevity is to be welcomed, far

Planning positively through partnership – Local Government Association

A positive, proactive and responsive planning system focused on shaping places is vital for the future growth of our society. Where it works well, it is one of the best tools that we have to deliver the homes and jobs

Clostridium difficile infection objectives for NHS organisations in 2018/19, guidance on sanction implementation and notification of changes to case attribution definitions from 2019 – NHS Improvement

Sets out the objectives for acute trusts and clinical commissioning groups to make continuous improvement in Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) care. These objectives are updated each financial year. The methodology used when calculating CDI objectives recognises the changing rate of CDI improvement

Health inequalities manifesto 2018 – Mental Health Foundation

People living in the least deprived areas of England live around 20 years longer in good physical and mental health than people in the most deprived areas.  Tackling and reducing health inequalities means giving everyone the same opportunities to lead a mentally

NHS Innovation Accelerator Evaluation: Final Report – Institute for Employment Studies

Evaluation of the NHS Innovation Accelerator which was created to help create conditions and cultural change to generate faster and more systematic uptake of healthcare innovations across the NHS. It establishes the common conditions essential for adoption and spread of

Young Mums Together: An evaluation of a peer support project to improve the wellbeing of young mothers and their families – Mental Health Foundation

Report from the Mental Health Foundation on the feasibility and acceptability of peer support measured in terms of parental confidence, resilience, mental health and future prospects.  A key factor in the success of the project was the role of the facilitator