Service specification: integrated substance misuse treatment service prisons in England – NHS England

This service specification describes a fully recovery orientated, integrated prison substance misuse treatment service, which covers traditional drugs of abuse, psychoactive substances, illicit abuse of prescribed and over the counter drugs and alcohol.

Less waste, more health: A health professional’s guide to reducing waste – Royal College of Physicians

This report report explains how health professionals can positively influence societal health and wellbeing by making simple changes to the procurement and disposal of medical supplies. It offers case studies and 12 recommendations setting out how everyone from individual to

Health in Private-Rented Housing: (Postnote Number 573) – Houses of Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

This POSTnote looks at the quality of housing in the UK private rented sector and explains the effects that housing conditions can have on health. It also looks at interventions to improve housing quality in the private rented sector and

The Lord Darzi review of health and care: interim report – Institute for Public Policy Research

This interim report of the Lord Darzi Review of Health presents this evidence in preparation for the final report which will be published in the lead up to 70th anniversary of the NHS and will set out a long term

Cardiothoracic Surgery: GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report – GIRFT Programme

Report that finds that changes to the way cardiothoracic surgical services are organised and delivered in England will bring substantial benefits for patients suffering from conditions such as blocked arteries, lung cancer, and heart valve disease. It recommends: more efficient

Women and HIV Invisible No Longer: A national study of women’s experiences of HIV – Sophia Forum and Terence Higgins Trust

Sophia Forum and Terence Higgins Trust one-year study aiming to explore the needs and experiences of women affected by HIV.  It finds: Over half of women (58%) living with HIV in the UK have experienced violence in their lives Almost

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme Humber – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to the Humber held on 17 January 2018.  It finds 3 high priority findings as summarised below: grading – high numbers in primary grading due to increase in screening not matching staff resource failsafe and

New initiatives to support staff retention: Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust – NHS Employers

In 2017, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust set up a corporate retention group comprising HR business partners and stakeholders from clinical staff groups, to develop a strategy to retain staff with key skills and experience. Case study describing how the

The Prioritisation Framework: making the most of your budget – Public Health England

Local public health teams are facing increasingly complex and challenging decisions over what services to invest in and disinvest from. The Prioritisation Framework is designed to help local authorities conduct a systematic prioritisation exercise, by greatly reducing the burden and