Healthcare Standards for Children and Young People in Secure Settings – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

There are about 1,000 children and young people held in secure settings at any one time. They are some of the most vulnerable, often suffering poor physical and mental health. These standards – first published in 2013, and refreshed in

Adaptions without delay: A guide to planning and delivering home adaptations differently: Royal College of Occupational Therapists – Housing LIN

This guide is to address delays in the delivery of all types of adaptations (minor and major) across all tenures that occur when people receive a disproportionate response to their need for an adaptation. Delays in installing adaptations can increase

A citizen-led approach to health and care: lessons from the Wigan Deal – The King’s Fund

In 2011, Wigan Council had to make unprecedented savings after significant cuts in funding from central government. Drastic measures were needed, including a radical reshaping of the relationship between the council and residents. This became known as the Wigan Deal.

Brexit letter to suppliers of medicines and medical products – Department of Health and Social Care

A letter to suppliers giving an update on ensuring a continued supply of medicines and medical products if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. The letter sets out: how the government plans to ensure a continued supply of

Investigation into NHS Property Services Limited – National Audit Office

National Audit Office report looking at NHS Property Services Limited (the Service) a company wholly owned by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, established in December 2011 to manage NHS property. This report finds that, to a

Updated guidelines on post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for varicella/shingles – Public Health England

Guidance on the use and ordering of varicella zoster immunoglobulin (VZIG).  Varicella zoster immunoglobulin (VZIG) is a scarce blood product that is offered to individuals at high risk of severe chickenpox following an exposure. Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is offered to

Understanding the societal impact of treatment of early breast cancer: What are the non-clinical outcomes associated with disease progression? – RAND Europe

RAND Europe report that finds: Existing effective treatment for early breast cancer may lead policymakers and payers to underestimate the need for investment in further improvements and innovation in treatment and delivery of care in early breast cancer. The cost

Why do patients with a curative treatment plan for oesophago-gastric cancer not go on to receive surgery? – National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit

The main curative treatment for patients with localised OG cancer is to remove the tumour with surgery (usually along with receiving chemotherapy or chemo-radiotherapy). As many OG patients are diagnosed with the condition at an advanced stage, only 30% of

Obesity and Work: Challenging stigma and discrimination – Institute of Employment Studies

This report is intended to enhance workplace practice surrounding obesity. It seeks to discuss how the effects of obesity extend to people’s working lives, raising issues related to productivity and absenteeism as well as highlighting the level of discrimination that

Respect Women: Preventing violence against women – World Health Organization

Violence against women is a major public health problem rooted in gender inequality and is a gross violation of women’s human rights, affecting the lives and health of millions of women and girls. This framework outlines steps for a public

Protecting people and places in poverty from the risks of a no-deal Brexit – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The Government is taking steps to prepare the country for the possibility of the UK leaving the EU in March without a Withdrawal Agreement. There is widespread agreement that leaving without a Withdrawal Agreement would be likely to lead to

Where next for Universal Credit and tackling poverty? – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Creating a system that is integrated and responds to people’s changing circumstances is the right thing to do. We all depend on public services such as our health, education and social security systems at various times in our lives; we

Health in all Local Industrial Strategies? – NHS Confederation

The government published its Industrial Strategy in November 2017, setting out a long-term plan to create an economy that boosts productivity and earning power throughout the UK. Critically, every local economic area in England, along with the devolved administrations, is

A new ambition for crosssector collaboration with the life sciences industry to support NHS sustainability and transformation – NHS Confederation

The NHS must be an active participant with industry in delivering the shared objective of outstanding patient outcomes. In part that is because it is a monopoly purchaser but also because the NHS should be where innovative products are developed

Briefing: end the benefit freeze to stop people being swept into poverty – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The freeze on most working age benefits and tax credits has led to vital support falling further behind the rising cost of living. It is unacceptable that the incomes of millions are being squeezed, and the system that should help

Scaling up social lettings? Scope, impact and barriers – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This report identifies a range of different organisations, described as social lettings agencies (SLAs), that are seeking loosen the grip of poverty by improving the options available to low-income or vulnerable households in the private rented sector (PRS). Although not a substitute for

Personal social services Survey of Adult Carers in England (SACE): England 2018-19 – NHS Digital

NHS Digital survey that covers informal, unpaid carers aged 18 or over, caring for a person aged 18 or over, where the carer has been assessed or reviewed, either separately or jointly with the cared-for person, by social services during

Fair to refer? Reducing disproportionality in fitness to practise concerns reported to the GMC – General Medical Council

General Medical Council (GMC) research to understand why some groups of doctors are referred to the GMC for fitness to practise concerns more, or less, than others by their employers or contractors and what can be done about it. In particular,