Good intentions, good enough?: A review of the experiences and outcomes of children and young people in residential special schools and colleges – Department for Education

Independent report by Dame Christine Lenehan and Mark Geraghty sets out: how children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) are currently supported in residential special schools and colleges recommendations to support children, young people and their

Patient Participation Groups: What you need to know about GP online services – NHS England

A guide for GP online services Patient Participation Group (PPG) members which gives some top tips on how to engage their practice in registering more patients for online services.

Health Impact Assessment of the Patient Choice Agenda: (Observatory Report Series Number 62) – Liverpool Public Health Observatory

This research considers the potential health impacts on Merseyside, with particular emphasis on the implications for health inequalities, of the choice agenda as specified in the 2005-2008 targets. These targets set maximum waiting times for outpatient and inpatient appointments and

National Bowel Cancer Audit: The feasibility of reporting Patient Reported Outcome Measures as part of a national colorectal cancer audit – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

A feasibility study linking the NHS England National Cancer PROM’s to the National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBOCA) data to establish the feasibility of the PROMs as part of the national clinical audit. This was assessed according to: the characteristics of

Assessment of delirium in hospital for people with dementia: Spotlight audit 2017–2018 – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

The National Audit of Dementia (care in general hospitals) (NAD) examines aspects of care received by people with dementia in general hospitals in England and Wales. In addition, NAD provides national and local reports to support hospitals to identify areas

Mental health support: an overview of our future work – Healthwatch

Healthwatch briefing setting out their plan of action on mental health and how the Healthwatch network and stakeholders can get involved.  It outlines the beginning of their multi-year programme where they will find out what support people want with their mental

National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2017: National Results Summary – Quality Health

Report that finds for patient experience overall ratings continue to improve, with year on year increases in reported positive experience. Patients also reported more positively on areas including involvement in decisions about care and treatment, and being treated with dignity

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

Learning from deaths Guidance for NHS trusts on working with bereaved families and carers – NHS England

The learning from deaths national guidance is for NHS trusts on working with bereaved families and carers. It advises trusts on how they should support, communicate and engage with families following a death of someone in their care.  Included is information

Brain tumours (primary) and brain metastases in adults: NICE guideline [NG99] – NICE

This guideline covers diagnosing, monitoring and managing any type of primary brain tumour or brain metastases in people aged 16 or over. It aims to improve diagnosis and care, including standardising the care people have, how information and support are

The 100-year life: the role of housing, planning and design – Social Care Institute for Excellence, Design Council and Centre for Ageing Better

Social Care Institute for Excellence, Design Council and Centre for Ageing Better report shows that co-producing housing, planning and design solutions with older people can support individuals to live independently in their own homes for longer and sets out recommendations for central

Perfect Patient Information Journey: 7 steps for health services to improve information for people with long term conditions – Patient Information Forum

Embedding high-quality, accessible healthcare information across all patient pathways will enhance patient experience, improve outcomes and support patients with long-term conditions to manage their health. This will help tackle health inequality by empowering more people to make informed choices about their health and care. The Patient

Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers: NICE guideline [NG97] – NICE

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia.

Are we expecting too much from the NHS? – The Nuffield Trust

Paper that explores the public’s expectations of the NHS, the balance between meeting those expectations and living within a constrained budget, and the question of who is responsible for keeping us healthy. It finds: The public strongly identifies with the values

What do women say?: Reproductive health is a public health issue – Public Health England

Document intended to be the starting point to develop a 5-year cross sectoral action plan for reproductive health. Can also be used as a reference point for healthcare professionals to inform prioritisation and planning. Reports on the findings of a

The public and the NHS: What’s the deal? – The Kings Fund

Report on three ‘deliberative workshops’ to explore how the public views its relationship with the NHS. Finds that the relationship between the public and the NHS is strong, people are committed to its founding principles. There are several areas where the

The state of care in urgent primary care services: Findings from CQC’s programme of comprehensive inspections in England – Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission Report finding urgent care centres, NHS 111 services and GP out-of-hours services play a vital role in England’s healthcare system. Effective urgent primary care benefits not only patients but the wider healthcare system, by easing pressure on other