What is a Biosimilar Medicine? – NHS England

This document provides an update for key clinical and non-clinical stakeholders about the role of biosimilar medicines in the NHS in England and to support the safe, effective and consistent use of all biological medicines, including biosimilar medicines, to the

Generic Memorandum of Understanding on the testing of proposed new standards for urgent and emergency care – NHS England

This Memorandum of Understanding sets out the details of arrangements that participating Trusts must ensure are in place both prior to, and during, the Urgent and Emergency Care Clinical Review of Standards Field Test.

Far less than they deserve: Children with learning disabilities or autism living in mental health hospitals – Children’s Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner’s Office undertook this research to understand better the experience of children with a learning disability or autism who are stuck in child and adolescent mental health hospitals for long periods.  It finds no good estimate of the

Fit for the Future: A vision for general practice – Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of General Practitioners report that establishes vision for the future of General Practice suggesting that with the right tools, skills and investment, general practice can continue to deliver world class patient care and being a GP can be

Segregation in mental health wards for children and young people and in wards for people with a learning disability or autism: Review of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation for people with a mental health problem, a learning disability or autism: Interim report – Care Quality Commission

This is the interim report of a review commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the use of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation for people with a mental health problem, a learning disability or autism.

National Survey Of Local Innovation And Research Needs Of The NHS: Full Report – The AHSN Network

This report includes analysis of the innovation and research needs at local level across all Academic Health Science Networks. There were some differences in regional priorities but common themes emerged which reflected wider challenges facing the NHS and align with

Above And Beyond: How Voluntary Sector Providers Of Disability Support Add Value To Communities – Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

Report considering the influence and potential of voluntary sector providers of social care through real life stories from four disability support providers from across England. The report outlines the voluntary care sector’s key impacts, including: engaging local partners and harnessing

Adult health screening: Ninety-Sixth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

House of Commons Public Accounts Committee report that argues that national health bodies are not doing enough to make sure that everyone who is eligible to take part in screening is doing so, and do not know if everyone who

Changing Lives: the social impact of participation in culture and sport: Eleventh Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee report that finds that opportunities to reap major benefits in criminal justice, education and health are being missed by the failure of government to recognise and harness social impact. It argues

21st Century Social Care: What’s wrong with social care and how we can fix it – Policy Exchange

Policy Exchange report exploring  the nature and extent of the serious and urgent problems affecting the provision of social care in the UK. It identifies how these problems have evolved from the institutional structures developed for providing health and social

Parity of Esteem: Delivering Physical Health Equality for those with Serious Mental Health Needs – Royal College of Nursing

RCN report giving an overview of the work it is doing to address the mortality gap between people with serious mental illness and the rest of the population as well as our work towards establishing parity of esteem between mental

State of the Nation 2018-19: Social Mobility in Great Britain – Social Mobility Commission

Social Mobility Commission report that assesses the progress that Great Britain has made towards improving social mobility. It highlights that inequality is entrenched in Britain, from birth to work. It also finds that being born privileged means you are likely

Social Care: Free At The Point Of Need The Case For Free Personal Care In England – Institute for Public Policy Research

Institute for Public Policy Research paper that sets out new research and policy proposals which aim to address the growing crisis in social care. Its recommendations aim to improve the efficiency of health and social care services in England by

The community pharmacy: A guide for general practitioners and practice staff – Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

This updated guide aims to support general practitioners and community pharmacists in developing more effective working relationships and in turn, improve primary care services for patients. It covers key areas such as funding arrangements for pharmacies, the impact of prescribing

Transitions to adulthood: The case for a cross-departmental taskforce – The Children’s Society

One in five 16 year olds experience five or more complex issues. Their age means these young people often fall between the cracks of children’s and adults’ services and are left without support. Many face further challenges as support drops

Untapped potential: Investing in health and care data analytics – The Health Foundation

This report highlights nine key reasons why there should be more investment in analytical capability. Action and investment is needed across the system so the NHS has the right people with the right tools to interpret and create value from

NHS Pressures: Winter 2018/19 A hidden crisis – British Medical Association

This report uses NHS England figures to examine the performance of the NHS during recent winters and over the long term. The report finds that winter 2018/19 saw the NHS once again under pressure, with A&E attendances and emergency admissions

Working well together: Evidence and tools to enable co-production in mental health commissioning – National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

This resource was commissioned by NHS England to support delivery of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and the NHS Long Term Plan. This document aims to improve local strategic decisions about, and the provision of, current and

Department of Health and Social Care: Group Accounting Manual 2019-20 – Department of Health and Social Care

This manual includes mandatory accounting guidance for Department of Health and Social Care group bodies completing statutory annual reports and accounts. These bodies include clinical commissioning groups, NHS trusts, NHS foundation trusts and arm’s length bodies. The manual is approved

Making Individual Placement and Support work: An evaluation of implementation and sustainability – Centre for Public Health

For many people who use mental health services, having a job is an important part of recovery; yet few get the opportunity to look for paid work with the right support.  This is a report of an evaluation to explore the critical success factors for