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

Voices from the social care crisis :An opportunity to end a broken system, once and for all – The Care and Support Alliance

Care and Support Alliance report on how the social care crisis is affecting the day to day lives of older people, working aged disabled people and unpaid carers across the country.  It identifies that currently at least 1.2 million older people and disabled

PHSO Annual Scrutiny 2016–17: Third Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

This report on the performance of the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman (PHSO).  It suggests that as 88% of complaints they deal with have there origin from the NHS the government needs to take action to improve the NHS complaints system, properly

‘Why call it care when no one cares?’: An Age UK campaign report about how older people and their families experience the crisis in social care – Age UK

Report on a listening event that asked  127 older people and their families, around the country, in depth about the social care system, its successes, failures and how it could be improved.  It finds: Too many professional carers just don’t have

Children’s social care questionnaires 2017: What children told us about their experiences of living in children’s homes or living with foster carers – Ofsted

Each year, Ofsted uses online questionnaires to gather views about social care services. Ofsted uses the responses, along with other information like previous inspection findings or concerns, to decide when to inspect and what to focus the inspection on. This

Meeting the health and wellbeing needs of young carers – Local Government Association

Being a carer takes its toll on a young persons education, physical health and emotional wellbeing. What can councils do to tackle these inequalities? Councils are under a legal duty to identify young carers and carry out assessments that consider the

The Fifteen Steps Challenge: Quality from a patient’s perspective: A children and young people’s toolkit – NHS England

This document, focusing on children and young people, is part of a suite of toolkits for The Fifteen Steps Challenge, which focuses on seeing care through a patient or carer’s eyes, and exploring their first impressions as a measure of the quality

The state of adult social care services 2014 to 2017: Findings from CQC’s initial programme of comprehensive inspections in adult social care – Care Quality Commission

Finds that while the majority of adult social services are of a high quality and many are improving, too many people across England are receiving care in care homes and from home-care services that is not good enough. It concludes

Investigation into NHS continuing healthcare funding – National Audit Office

This investigation sets out the facts relating to NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) funding and, in particular, access to CHC funding.  Key findings are: For most people the assessment process for NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) funding involves two stages NHS England recognises that the

‘We dare to care’: Care homes and nursing at the frontline of our response to ageing – International Longevity Centre

Presents a compelling new analysis and evidence of why care homes are not only integral to our older citizens and their families, but also to the wider economic wellbeing of our workforce and communities. Care homes in England employ approximately

The Pioneering Pilot – The Vision – International Longevity Centre

Sets out the core vision, objectives, principles and partnerships of the Teaching Care Home pilot. This pilot is a Department of Health funded programme of work, led by Care England (the leading representative body for independent care services in England). The

Stroke in childhood: Clinical guideline for diagnosis, management and rehabilitation – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and The Stroke Association

This clinical guideline is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guidance on how stroke care should be provided, covering the whole pathway from identification, diagnosis and management of children and young people with AIS and HS until their transition to adult