This paper reports on trends in life expectancy in the 28 EU countries and some other high-income OECD countries, and examines potential explanations for the slowdown in improvements in recent years. The slowdown in improvements in life expectancy since 2011
Briefing from Independent Age that assesses the state of care home performance across England and looks at what is being done to tackle poor performance. It uses publicly available inspection data from the Care Quality Commission to work out a
This report calls on independent ambulance services, commissioners and the wider system to do more to make sure patients are safe, following concerns identified during its inspections. The Care Quality Commission found evidence of good practice and improvements made by
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
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
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
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 -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
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
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
Summarises the views of stakeholders on the progress of the challenge on dementia so far and sets out actions for the final 2 years of the challenge.
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
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