Obesity, healthy eating and physical activity in primary schools: A thematic review into what actions schools are taking to reduce childhood obesity – Ofsted

Ofsted report that looks at the actions primary schools are taking to reduce childhood obesity. Emphasises that schools should be reinforcing messages, imparting knowledge and developing skill are what schools do – and do well. In the shared effort to

Creating workforce stability in emergency care: Expected good practice – Royal College of Emergency Medicine, NHS England, Health Education England and NHS Improvement

Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM), NHS England and Health Education England, NHS Improvement have plan to ensure sustainable staffing in our emergency departments.  It recognises improving A&E performance is a core priority in the NHS and properly staffed emergency

Securing the future workforce for emergency departments in England – Royal College of Emergency Medicine, NHS England, Health Education England and NHS Improvement

Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM), NHS England and Health Education England, NHS Improvement have plan to ensure sustainable staffing in our emergency departments.  It recognises improving A&E performance is a core priority in the NHS and properly staffed emergency

Each Baby Counts: Themed Report On Anaesthetic Care, Including Lessons Identified From Each Baby Counts Babies Born 2015 To 2017 – Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Further analysis of the Each Baby Counts data from the Each Baby Counts programme which aims to reduce the number of babies who die or are left severely disabled as a result of incidents occurring during term labour by 50% has

Urology: GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report – Getting It Right First Time

Following visits to 134 trusts providing urology services, this report examines the way that urology is currently provided in England and sets out 18 recommendations to improve the these services.  The recommendations bring opportunities for efficiencies and savings of up

A Dangerous Waiting Game? A Review Of Patient Access To Inguinal Hernia Surgery In England – Royal College of Surgeons and British Hernia Society

Royal College of Surgeons and British Hernia Society report that finds 57% of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are denying patients quick access to to groin (inguinal) hernia operations. The only curative treatment for patients with a groin hernia is surgery,

Guidance on safe medical staffing: Report of a working party – Royal College of Physicians

Guidance on safe medical staffing working party report aims to help those planning and organising core hospital medical services to answer the question: ‘How many doctors or their alternatives, with what capabilities, do we need to provide safe, timely and

Fiscal sustainability report 2018 – Office for Budget Responsibility

Office for Budget Responsibility long-term projections again show that the ageing population and healthcare cost pressures threaten the sustainability of the public finances. The outlook is worse than last year, thanks largely to the Government’s as-yet unfunded announcement of extra

Feeding in the First Year of Life – Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition

Report from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN)  thatconsiders evidence on the impact of infant feeding on short and longer term health outcomes for infants and mothers. It also considers factors that influence eating behaviour and diversification of the

Access Denied: Barriers to Justice in the Disability Benefits System – Zacchaeus 2000 Trust

Report  from the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust suggesting a hostile environment has been created preventing disabled and unwell people from getting the disability payments they are entitled to.  It argues that many claimants for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence

The Contribution of Non-UK EU Workers in the Social Care Workforce in Scotland – IPSOS Mori

Report that assesses the Contribution of EU Workers in the Social Care Workforce in Scotland which provides robust estimates of the number of non-UK EU workers in specified adult social care and childcare sub-sectors (adult day care, care at home,

Dignity and Respect for All: creating new norms, tackling stigma and ensuring non-discrimination – Department for International Development

Explores the global context to the discrimination and stigma that people with disabilities experience in low- and middle-income countries. It outlines some of the main challenges the international community faces for tackling both and considers ways forward.  

Global Disability Summit – Harnessing technology and innovation – Department for International Development

Explores accessibility to assistive technology for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries. It outlines the main challenges to universal, affordable provision of assistive technology and considers ways forward. Assistive technology has been identified as a focal area within

Global Disability Summit – Routes to economic empowerment – Department for International Development

Explores the global context to work and social protection as it relates to people with disabilities in low and middle-income countries. It outlines the main challenges to ensuring people with disabilities achieve economic empowerment on an equal basis with others

Global Disability Summit – Inclusion in education – Department for International Development

Looks at the global context for inclusive education as it relates to children and young people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries. It outlines the main challenges to ensuring the right to education for all is realised and considers

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust: How the Trust used the levy to embed apprenticeships – NHS Employers

Looks at the Trust’s management of the apprenticeship levy to ensure better use of the levy and achieve its public-sector target. Changing employment policies and procedures was just one of the steps taken by the trust to better support apprenticeship programmes.

Less help to quit: What’s happening to stop smoking prescriptions across Britain – British Ling Foundation

Finds a dramatic reduction in the number of primary care prescriptions for nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), varenicline and bupropion has fallen in England, Wales and Scotland at rates which are much steeper than the fall in the smoking prevalence rate.  It suggests

Caring for carers: The lives of family carers in the UK – The Social Market Foundation

This report highlights the important role that family carers fulfil but also the negative  impact it can have on these individuals. Family care is a vital component of the current social care system; without it, provision would either be unacceptably limited or unacceptably

Ten priorities for the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care- NHS Confederation

Outlines the NHS Confederation’s ten key priorities for the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matthew Hancock.  They include supporting digital health, sorting funding and strategy issues across NHS and Social Care, delivering transformation and acting as

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Antenatal and Newborn Screening Programmes Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust – Public Health England

The findings in this report relate to the quality assurance visit of the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust screening service held on 26 September 2017. The QA visit team identified 3 high priority findings as summarised below: scans for first trimester trisomy