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

The Carers’ Covenant – Demos

Demos report supported by Leagal and General that calls for a new settlement between the state and informal carers. It is estimated there are now almost eight million informal carers in the UK making the informal care economy equivalent to £139

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

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.