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

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.

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

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

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

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,