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

Guidance for the development, production and review of information to support UK population screening programmes – UK National Screening Committee

Best practice in terms of developing public information resources such as leaflets to support the national screening programmes. It also provides a definition of ‘personal informed choice’. Information about national screening programmes is available for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern

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

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.

Ask Listen Do: Top tips for families and carers – NHS England

This booklet is designed to help families, parents and carers of those with a learning disability and autistic people to give feedback, raise concerns and make complaints across education, health and social care.

Guide to making information accessible for people with a learning disability – NHS England

A guide to support staff make information more accessible to people with a learning disability- colleagues, public participants and patients.

Section 135: Admission of patients removed by police under a court warrant – Department of Health and Social Care

Information leaflet for patients who have been brought to hospital by a police officer under section 135 of the Mental Health Act. The leaflets explain to the person: why they are in hospital what to expect during this section their rights

Section 136: Removal of mentally disordered persons without a warrant – Department of Health and Social Care

Information leaflet for patients who have been brought to hospital by a police officer under section 136 of the Mental Health Act. The leaflets explain to the person: why they are in hospital what to expect during this section their rights

Language Matters: Language and diabetes – NHS England

This guide provides practical examples of language that will encourage positive interactions with people living with diabetes and subsequently positive outcomes.

The revision of the Relative Needs Formulae for adult social care funding and new allocation formulae for funding Care Act reforms – Personal Social Services Research Unit

Independent report commissioned to develop needs-based formulae that will determine funding allocations to local authorities to cover: the funding of existing responsibilities of local authorities for adult social care; the additional expenditure requirements as a result of the cap on lifetime

Patient experience improvement framework – NHS Improvement

An evidence-based framework centred around Care Quality Commission key themes to enable board and senior teams in providers to continuously improve the experience of patients. It brings together the characteristics of trusts that consistently improve patient experience and enables them

IPC And Personal Health Budget Support And Development Programme: Learning And Next Steps – Voluntary Voices

Report on the role that the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector has to play in delivering personalised care, and shows what needs to happen at a local level to realise this potential. It sets out how personal health budgets

Carers Action Plan 2018 – 2020: Supporting carers today – Department of Health and Social Care

Details the cross-government programme of work to support carers over the next two years. It is structured around the following themes: services and systems that work for carers; employment and financial wellbeing; supporting young carers; recognising and supporting carers in

Managing the Friends and Family Test (FFT) in line with GDPR: Supplementary Guidance for all NHS Services – NHS England

This guidance document provides information on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what impact it will have for the Friends and Family Test (FFT).

Dementia – the true cost: fixing the care crisis – Alzheimer’s Society

In the UK today, two thirds of people using homecare and 70% of people in care homes live with some form of dementia (UKHCA 2013 and Alzheimer’s Society 2014). Dementia is potentially the most complex and challenging condition social care has to

End of life care in England: A briefing paper – Institute for Public Policy Research

Every year in England and Wales over 500,000 people die. For three-quarters of these people, death does not come suddenly. Instead, dying is a process that may take days, weeks or even years, involving a progressive decline in functioning and frequent interactions

Public Perceptions of the NHS and Social Care Survey: An ongoing tracking study for the Department of Health, winter 2015 wave – Department of Health and Social Care

Results of Ipsos MORI research into public perceptions of the NHS and social care for winter 2015. It provides the results from an Ipsos MORI survey of public perceptions of the NHS and social care services. The survey was conducted on behalf