The UK Strategy for Rare Diseases 2019: Update to the Implementation Plan for England – Department of Health and Social Care

This update on the strategy’s progress covers 5 main areas: empowering those affected by rare diseases identifying and preventing rare diseases diagnosis and early intervention coordination of care the role of research It also sets out the actions that DHSC

Governance and accountability for integrated health and care – NHS Commissioners

Paper from NHS Commissioners aimed at the NHS and local authorities that outlines possible solutions for the governance and accountability challenges brought by the move to integrated health and care. It notes that there are several important differences in governance

Operating theatres: opportunities to reduce waiting lists – NHS Improvement

This report provides the insight to support clinicians, managers and hospital leaders to improve how care is delivered, and how theatre resources and clinical expertise can be best used.  Key findings include: A third of operating lists started 30 minutes

Department of Health and Social Care mandate to Health Education England: April 2018 to March 2019 – Department of Health and Social Care

The HEE mandate for 2018 to 2019 covers strategic objectives around: workforce planning health education training and development The mandate looks at how to develop the healthcare workforce to improve care for patients through education and training.

Cannabis-based products for medicinal use in humans: commission to the ACMD – Home Office

The Home Secretary has formally commissioned the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) to conduct a longer-term review of cannabis-based products for medicinal use. The ACMD issued their short-term advice on 19 July and 11 September with a

Framework agreement between the Department of Health and Social Care and Health Education England: 2018 to 2021 -Department of Health and Social Care

Framework agreement defines how the Department of Health and Social Care and Health Education England will work together to serve patients, the public and the taxpayer. It sets out roles, responsibilities, governance and accountability arrangements.

Integrated Communities Action Plan – HM Government

The Integrated Communities Action Plan contains a range of cross-government measures to support the government’s commitment to build strong integrated communities where people – whatever their background – live, work, learn and socialise together, based on shared rights, responsibilities and

Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper: Building stronger, more united communities – HM Government

This green paper sets out a programme of actions to build strong integrated communities where people – whatever their background – live, work, learn and socialise together, based on shared rights, responsibilities and opportunities.

National dental epidemiology programme: Oral health survey of 5-year-old children 2018 to 2019: National protocol – Public Health England

This document describes the methods fieldworkers should use to collect oral health information for the survey of 5 year olds in the academic year 2018 to 2019.

NHS Breast Screening Programme: Failsafe batch guidance – Public Health England

This document clarifies the process of running failsafe batches to identify eligible women who have not been invited for screening. All breast screening services must specify and select routine failsafe batches monthly between day 13 and day 17 of every

Test and treat for Helicobacter pylori (HP) in dyspepsia: Quick reference guide for primary care: For consultation and local adaptation – Public Health England

These documents aim to provide a simple, effective, economical and empirical approach for testing and treatment of Helicobacter pylori and to minimise the emergence of antibiotic resistance in the community.

STOMP and STAMP: The Principles Behind the Pledge – NHS England

STOMP -STAMP (Stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both-Supporting Treatment and Appropriate Medication in Paediatrics) pledge resources for organisations and individuals that work with children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both

Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2017/18 – Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission report that finds that there has been an overall improvement in some aspects of care in 2016 to 2018, compared with findings in 2014 to 2016. They found: Some improvement in the quality of care planning and

Making Outcome-Based Payment A Reality In The NHS – Office of Health Economics.

Report that explores the feasibility of introducing one type of flexible payment mechanism –outcome-based payment (OBP) –for cancer medicines into the NHS in England. This model links the price the NHS pays for a medicine to the outcomes it achieves

Mental Health and the Armed Forces, Part Two: The Provision of Care: Fourteenth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Defence Committee

Report that calls for a a highly professional place of safety to which veterans suffering from mental health problems can be sent as soon as they are diagnosed, in order to be stabilised and to begin to receive assistance for

Paying to breathe: why unfair asthma prescription charges must be stopped – Asthma UK

Asthma is a life-threatening and life-long condition. To stay well, people with asthma often need to take their preventer inhaler every day for their entire lifetime. They also need their reliever inhaler to help them if their asthma symptoms flare

Waiting Times and Attendance Durations at English A&E Departments – The Strategy Unit, Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

Provides a demand-side, supply-side, practice and emergent view of factors that lead to 4-hour breaches with a particular focus on changes that have taken place since 2010.  It scales the relative impact of each causal factor and aims to provide

First 1000 days of life: Thirteenth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee

Report that recommends that the Government consider the needs of vulnerable families in all policies. It calls for each local authority area should develop, jointly with local NHS bodies, communities and the voluntary sector, a clear and ambitious plan for

The Community Paradigm: Why Public Services Need Radical Change And How It Can Be Achieved – New Local Government Network

Public services, designed in previous eras, are struggling to adapt to the rising demand pressures they face today. Yet across public services in the UK and beyond, radical innovations are emerging which meet the challenge. The key feature that connects