Spotting a seriously ill child: The need for safety netting advice for parents when a sick child is sent home by a health professional – Meningitis Research Foundation

A major difficulty in recognising the early signs of meningitis and sepsis is that they are often very similar to other common, less serious childhood illnesses, such as flu or mild viral illness. One study found that around half of

Quality Matters: a summary of year one outputs – Department of Health and Social Care

A summary of what has been achieved by partners in the adult social care sector one year on from the launch of the Quality Matters action plan.

National Child Measurement Programme: Guidance for analysis and data sharing – Public Health England

This guidance is designed to support those local authorities and other organisations that wish to undertake additional investigation of the data. It contains an overview of the NCMP data and analyses provided by Public Health England and NHS Digital, how

NHS Continuing Healthcare in England: (Briefing Paper Number SN/SP/6128) – House of Commons Library

This House of Commons Library briefing paper is intended to help Members respond to queries from constituents about eligibility to NHS continuing healthcare in England. Equivalent provision in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland is covered in the sixth section. NHS

Enhanced Surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Cheshire and Merseyside 2008 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Report commissioned by the Cheshire and Merseyside Sexual Health Network on behalf of the area’s primary care trusts for assessing local epidemiology and to measure performance targets in order to improve monitoring, planning and interventions for sexual health promotion and

Drug and alcohol treatment in the North West of England 2008/09 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This publication Drug and alcohol treatment in the North West of England 2008/09 details the results of the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) in the North West of England during 2008/09. The NDTMS was introduced in April 2001 to

Evaluation and Review of Tier 4 Alcohol Treatment Services in the Cumbria and Lancashire Alcohol Network: Final Report – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The Cumbria and Lancashire Alcohol Network (CLAN) commissioned this review and evaluation current tier 4 alcohol treatment services in Cumbria and Lancashire. The review determined service provision in the areas within Cumbria and Lancashire using local and national evidence, including

The WiSHing Project: Wirral Sexual Health, Health and Wellbeing Needs Assessment of Young People – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

A research project commissioned by NHS Wirral to inform and guide development of effective partnerships, services and support to ensure that the young people in Wirral receive information and services that meet their sexual health, health and wellbeing needs.

Impact Of The Care Quality Commission On Provider Performance: Room For Improvement? – The King’s Fund

Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s ‘Ofsted-style’ inspection and rating regime is a significant improvement on the system it replaced, but it could be made more effective, according to the first major evaluation of the approach introduced in 2013. It finds that the impact of

Advocating for Education and Quality ImProvement (A-EQUIP), England’s Model of Midwifery Supervision: ‘One Year On’ – NHS England

This document provides an update on the implementation of the model of midwifery supervision; Advocating and Educating for QUality ImProvement (A-EQUIP), and the Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) role, a year after their implementation.  

Powder Cocaine & Problematic Drug Users: A comparative study of the characteristics of DIP clients in Merseyside (April 08 – March 09) – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report examines the characteristics of the DIP clients from the two drug groups who were assessed by DIP in Merseyside in 08/09. Findings are presented for Merseyside as a whole and for each D(A)AT individually.

Merseyside DIP Demographics Report 08/09 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report outlines the key demographic trends for clients assessed and transferred into DIP over the three year period between 06/07 & 08/09. There is a section for each of the areas and then a section comparing across Merseyside.  

Injury attendances to Fairfield General Hospital Accident and Emergency Department: April 2008 to March 2009 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report summarises recorded injury attendances to Fairfield General Hospital Accident and Emergency Department (AED) between April 2008 and March 2009.

Commissioning Framework and the National Urgent and Emergency Ambulance Services Specification – NHS England

This document should be used when commissioning the regional ambulance service in accordance with the NHS Standard Contract, and supports system leaders in reducing unwarranted variation in the way ambulance services are provided and commissioned.  

CUT: A Guide to the Adulterants, Bulking agents and other Contaminants found in illicit drugs – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Almost all illicit drugs contain other substances, in addition to the drug itself. CUT looks at different pharmaceutical products, chemicals and even infectious agents that are deliberately and sometimes accidentally added to different drugs. It examines their potential effects on

Precis Report: Preliminary evaluation of Training the Trainers course to implement a sexual health kitbag in Cheshire and Merseyside – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

An evaluation of a ‘Training the Trainers’ course, conducted to train (cascade approach) front-line workers in the community on a sexual health kitbag. This was developed through Cheshire and Merseyside Sexual Health Network (CMSHN), in conjunction with ‘So to Speak’,

Reducing harm in drinking environments: evidence and practice in Europe – North West Public Health Observatory

Summarises the findings of a systematic literature review undertaken for the European FASE project and provides examples of practice underway in Europe to reduce harm in drinking environments.

Alcohol consumption: segmentation series report 1 – North West Public Health Observatory

This report, published by NWPHO, is part of a series of four reports utilising segmentation tools to discuss attitudes towards alcohol. Together the reports aim to synthesise the different data sources that identify at-risk groups as well as to provide