Best practice in the engagement and empowerment of families and carers affected by eating disorders – Beat Eating Disorders

Guidelines that call for all healthcare providers to adopt eight best practice standards, encouraging them to: Have a policy that ensures optimum involvement of and support for all carers as soon as a loved one starts treatment. Train all service staff

State of Caring Survey 2019: A snapshot of unpaid care in the UK – Carers UK

The State of Caring Survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers. This year over 7,500 current carers shared their experiences and helped inform our State of Caring 2019 report. Key findings include: almost

Children’s Funeral Fund for England: (Briefing Paper Number CBP08610) – House of Commons Library

This Commons Library briefing paper deals with the establishment of a fund which will pay the fees charged by burial and cremation authorities, and some associated expenses, in respect of the funeral in England of a child under the age

Why it’s important to review the care of people with dementia: What the data and people’s experiences tell us about social care reviews, reassessments and their outcomes for people with dementia – Healthwatch

This Healthwatch report summarises data and people’s experiences about social care reviews, reassessments and their outcomes for people with dementia. On the basis of analysis of data from 97 local councils, the report finds people are not getting what they

Information for patients on the Infected Blood Inquiry – Public Health England

The Infected Blood Inquiry (IBI) is a public inquiry which will examine the circumstances in which patients treated by the NHS in the 1970s and 1980s received infected blood and/or blood products; the impact on their families; how the authorities

Welfare trends report – Office for Budget Responsibility

Report that  focuses on disability benefits – payments that contribute to the extra costs associated with daily living and mobility for people with disabling conditions. It has two purposes. First, to explain the evolution of spending on disability benefits over the

Third report on the effect of the NHS Constitution – Department of Health and Social Care

Report on patient, staff and public views on the NHS Constitution.  The 2019 report set out: awareness and understanding of the constitution in the NHS the impact the constitution is having on the NHS progress made and areas for improvement to help

Unmet Needs: Improper Social Care Assessments For Older People In England – Human Rights Watch

Depth interviews were undertaken with older people and their relatives (104 in total) in twelve cities and towns across England. Some said that assessors appeared not to understand their disabilities and support needs. In other cases, before beginning an assessment,

Mental health services for children and young people: Seventy-Second Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts report In 2017–18 that finds only three in ten children and young people with a mental health condition received NHS-funded treatment, and many more faced unacceptably long waits for treatment. It notes the government

Involving Patients and Carers in Quality Improvement Projects: A Practical Guide – Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

This guide explains how to involve patients and carers in Quality Improvement (QI) projects. The toolkit covers topics such as: How to pay service users and carers How to recruit service users and carers How to run effective and inclusive meetings

Understanding patient needs in switching from biologic to biosimilar medicines: Final report of survey and focus group findings – The Patients Association

Patients Association report that finds patients with common conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and ulcerative colitis are being switched to new medicines without receiving the support they need to understand any changes, or to monitor and manage side effects

Ask Listen Do: Making conversations count in health, social care and education: Tips for health, social care and education organisations and practitioners – NHS England

This Ask Listen Do resource shares tips for health, social care and education organisations and practitioners with the aim of making feedback, concerns and complaints easier for people with a learning disability, autistic people, families and carers.

Top tips: person-centred care – Royal College of Physicians

Royal College of Physicians guide to person-centred care in acute settings.  The RCP’s top tips for person-centred care have four key components: improve communication help patients identify priorities and concerns involve patients in care and treatment planning, and decision making

Evaluation of Wirral Life Education Centre on the health and wellbeing of primary school children – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

An evaluation of a national charity working locally with primary schools, parents and carers, and others in the community to help children make healthy choices.

Carers action plan 2018 to 2020: supporting carers today – Department of Health and Social Care

The plan sets out the cross-government programme of work to support carers over the next 2 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

Evaluation of the Get on Top Website Supporting Sexual Health Promotion in Sefton Interim Report – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

A report on an evaluation of a web-based communications campaign that aims to improve young people’s access to information on protecting their sexual health and avoiding unplanned pregnancy. This report sets out the findings of initial baseline qualitative research into

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

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