Fair funding for mental health: putting parity into practice: Briefing – Institute for Public Policy Research

The NHS is currently in the process of authoring a long-term plan that will set out what it wants to achieve with additional funding and how this funding will be allocated. This Institute for Public Policy Research briefing argues that

How Should Health Policy Respond To The Growing Challenge Of Multimorbidity?: We need patient-centred care, with more emphasis on generalist rather than specialist care and better integration between general practice, hospitals and social care: (Policy Report 39) – University of Bristol, Policy Bristol

The number of people with multiple long-term conditions, known as multimorbidity, is rising internationally, putting increased pressure on health care systems, including the NHS. Researchers from the 3D Study – the largest ever trial of a person-centred approach to caring

Should the NHS become more of a lifestyle coach to tackle unhealthy living? – Healthwatch

Healthwatch poll of over 2000 UK adults about their confidence in the ability of services to meet their needs today and in 20-30 years’ time.  Positively, 61% of respondents are confident that NHS and social care services are currently able

Commitments made by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) to address sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment – Department for International Development

The following commitments have been suggested by the private sector representatives on the Summit Steering Group, following consultation with representation from DFID’s top 30 suppliers, across the supply chain and other networks.

Private Sector: commitments to tackle sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment in the international aid sector – Department for International Development

The following commitments have been suggested by the private sector representatives on the Summit Steering Group, following consultation with representation from DFID’s top 30 suppliers, across the supply chain and other networks.

Laboratory surveillance of Enterobacter spp. Serratia spp. and Citrobacter spp. bacteraemia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: 2017 – Public Health England

Data from voluntary surveillance of Enterobacter spp., Serratia spp. and Citrobacter spp. (EWNI) bacteraemia for 2017.

Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment in the aid sector: victim and survivor listening exercise – Department for International Development

It is crucial to listen to those who experience and witness sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment (SEAH) and enable their voices to inform prevention, response and continual improvement.  From the testament heard this report that groups the findings of

English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR): Report 2018 – Public Health England

The ESPAUR report: shows developments in antimicrobial stewardship and professional or public education and awareness activities reviews ESPAUR activities highlights progress made in the previous year

Interface between health and adult social care: Sixty-Third Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Outlines the widespread consensus that integration and joint working is the right way forward for the health and social care system to deliver the best and most effective outcomes for people and their families. However, it concludes that the Government

Talking About Dying: How To Begin Honest Conversations About What Lies Ahead – Royal College of Physicians

Royal College of Physicians  report that highlights and challenges professional reluctance to engage in conversations with patients about uncertainty, treatment ceilings, resuscitation status and death. It offers some ‘mythbusters’ to get physicians thinking and signposts to tools and educational resources

Evaluating implementation of the WHO set of recommendations on the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children. Progress, challenges and guidance for next steps in the WHO European Region – World Health Organization

A growing body of independent monitoring and research indicates that existing policies and regulations are markedly insufficient to address the continuing challenges in this field. Policies and regulations tend to use narrow definitions and criteria (they frequently apply to pre-digital

Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering: Review of community contributions in later life – The Centre for Ageing Better

Centre for Ageing Better report calls on charities, voluntary organisations and the public sector to do more to support and sustain the good will and effort of older volunteers. Making a contribution to our communities has been shown to improve

The NHS Bursary Scheme: New Rules Seventh Edition – Department of Health and Social Care

This guidance contains information for students and higher education institutions about the NHS bursary scheme rules that apply for the academic year 2018 to 2019.

End of life care: strengthening choice: An inquiry report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Children Who Need Palliative Care – All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Children Who Need Palliative Care

Report that highlights five areas of particular concern, where many children and their families have limited access to: children’s palliative care out of hours and at weekends short breaks for respite age-appropriate palliative care and smooth transitions to adult services

Supporting locums and doctors in short-term placements: A practical guide for doctors in these roles – NHS England

This guidance is for locum and short-term placement doctors, who often do not have easy access to to systems or structures in place to support their CPD, appraisal, revalidation and governance. This guidance highlights ways they may be supported to

Progress of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health: On the road to parity – All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health report of an in depth inquiry into the progress of the government’s mental health strategy, the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. The findings can be split into three main themes: investing in

Supporting organisations engaging with locums and doctors in short-term placements: A practical guide for healthcare providers, locum agencies and revalidation management services – NHS England

This guidance is for any individual or organisation engaging with locum and short-term placement doctors, who often do not have easy access to to systems or structures in place to support their CPD, appraisal, revalidation and governance. This guidance highlights

Interim protocol on dispensing of adrenaline auto-injectors, 150microgram – NHS England

This guidance on the dispensing of adrenaline auto-injectors (150microgram) has been developed for pharmacies and dispensing GP practices. This validation protocol has been developed to ensure consistent practice nationally and to prevent the need for any local re-interpretation.

GP online services: Communications Toolkit: third edition – NHS England

The following communications guide is to support GP practices in promoting GP online services to patients and encouraging them to register for this service.