Towards a sustainable health workforce in the WHO European Region: framework for action – World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

The framework for action translates the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 to the regional context. The overall goal of the framework is to accelerate progress towards achieving the population health objectives of Health 2020, and the

The toolkit for a sustainable health workforce in the WHO European Region – World Health Organization

Toolkit is aimed at policy-makers, human resources for health (HRH) planners and professionals, and other stakeholders, such as education institutions and those implementing policy. It supports ‘Towards a sustainable health workforce in the WHO European Region: framework for action’, which adapts

Global strategy on human resources for health: Workforce 2030 – World Health Organization

The Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 is primarily aimed at planners and policy-makers of WHO Member States, but its contents are of value to all relevant stakeholders in the health workforce area, including public and private

Ocrelizumab for treating relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis: Technology appraisal guidance [TA533] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) for treating relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis in adults. Ocrelizumab is recommended as an option for treating relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis in adults with active disease defined by clinical or imaging features, only if: alemtuzumab is contraindicated or

Transaxial interbody lumbosacral fusion for severe chronic low back pain: Interventional procedures guidance [IPG620] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on transaxial interbody lumbosacral fusion for low back pain in adults. This involves removing a damaged disc through a small cut at the base of the spine, and replacing it with an artificial implant. This guidance replaces NICE interventional

Superior capsular augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears: Interventional procedures guidance [IPG619] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on superior capsular augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears in adults. This involves using a graft to stabilise the shoulder joint, reduce pain and improve shoulder function.

Government Response to the First Joint Report of the Education and Health and Social Care Committees of Session 2017-19 on Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: A Green Paper – Department of Health and Social Care and Department for Education

Government response to the joint report of the Education and Health and Social Care Committees on ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper’. It also gives the Governments response to the consultation on the Green Paper. This consultation

Supporting Primary Care Services: NHS England’s contract with Capita: Fifty-Seventh Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Report from the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee that find NHS England’s outsourcing of primary care support services to Capita Business Services Ltd (Capita) a shambles. Its short-sighted rush to slash by a third the £90 million it cost

The Living Standards Audit 2018 – The Resolution Foundation

Resolution Foundation  ‘audit’ of living standards in the UK. It estimates how household incomes have performed over the past year, producing a ‘nowcast’ of the figures before the official data is released. In addition this, this year it has taken

Children affected by domestic abuse fund: prospectus – Home Office

This document explains the objectives of the fund, who can apply, how to apply, and the high-level outcomes. Applicants can apply using the contracts finder notice where there will also be full details of the application process, criteria and scoring.

Assessment of government progress in implementing the report on the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons A follow-up report to the Home Office by Stephen Shaw – Home Office

The report examines the government’s response to the Shaw Review. It assess’ what impact this has had in practice. The report looks in detail at healthcare, caseworking, safer detention, oversight and staff culture, and alternatives to detention. The report also includes a

Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons: A report to the Home Office by Stephen Shaw – Home Office

Report of an independent review by Stephen Shaw that was commissioned on behalf of the Home Secretary to examine Home Office policies and operating procedures that affect the welfare of immigration detainees. It also includes a list of recommendations to

Organ Donation and Transplantation data for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities: Report for 2017/2018 (1 April 2013 – 31 March 2018) – NHS Blood and Transplant

This report provides information related to organ donation and transplantation within the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in the UK. It is published as a supplementary report of the Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report 2017/18. This report defines BAME as

Equivalence of care in Secure Environments in the UK: Position statement – Royal College of General Practitioners

Position statement from the Royal College of General Pratitioner’s Secure Environments Group that sets out how ‘equivalence of care’ between secure and non-secure settings should be defined – something that has previously been unclear.

Living With and Beyond Cancer – Baseline Activity January – March 2017 – NHS England

This report sets out baseline activity data from January to March 2017 for Stratified Follow Up and Recovery Package interventions. This is the first time national data of this type has been reported.

The Inclusive Transport Strategy: Achieving Equal Access for Disabled People – Department for Transpor

The Department for Transport’s strategy to create an inclusive transport system for disabled travellers. It sets out a: government actions for creating equal transport for disabled people clear programme of monitoring and evaluation new governance framework for accountablility

Commissioning through Evaluation (CtE) Percutaneous Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale (PFOC) to prevent recurrent cerebral embolic events – Newcastle and York External Assessment Centre

Around 80% of strokes in the UK are of ischaemic origin, with most being due to blockage of arteries in the brain caused by thromboembolism. In around 25% of cases, the putative source of the thromboembolism cannot be found, and these are

Commissioning Through Evaluation (CTE) Percutaneous Occlusion of the Left Atrial Appendage in Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation for the Prevention of Thromboembolism (LAAO) – Newcastle and York External Assessment Centre

In conclusion, the CtE registry has reported data that show that the LAAO procedure is procedurally successful in about 9 out of 10 patients and is associated with a decreased risk of ischaemic event compared with historical epidemiological data in patients

Proton Beam Therapy NHS Service (All ages) – NHS England

This service specification covers the provision of Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) service (All Ages). PBT provides radiation by delivering a beam of proton particles, rather than X-Rays.