Help at home: Use of assistive technology for older people – National Institute for Health Research

This review presents a selection of recent research on assistive technology for older people funded by The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and other government funders. This has been selected with help from an expert steering group. In this

What could make a difference to the mental health of UK doctors?: A review of the research evidence – Society of Occupational Medicine

Report that finds the incidence of mental health problems among doctors is increasing alongside the growing demands and diminishing resources experienced in the healthcare sector. GPs, trainee and junior doctors appear to be particularly vulnerable, experiencing distress and burnout early in their career.  The stigma associated with disclosing mental

Alcohol in Business and Commerce Survey: Workplace Alcohol Questionnaire: 2007 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Excessive alcohol consumption has a major impact on the workplace and the wider economy through problems such as reduced performance and productivity, increased absence, accidents, inability to work and premature deaths (Strategy Unit, 2003). To investigate the impact of alcohol

Intermediate care including reablement: Quality standard [QS173] – NICE

This quality standard covers referral and assessment for intermediate care and how to deliver the service. It covers bed-based intermediate care, crisis response, home-based intermediate care and reablement. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not

Top Tips for healthier providers of health-care in Merseyside and Cheshire: (Observatory Report series no.100) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

Top tips for healthier providers of health-care aims to support organisations in focusing on the actions they can take to improve the health their patients, their staff, and the wider community that they serve. It builds on a previous report

Global Disability Summit – Harnessing technology and innovation – Department for International Development

Explores accessibility to assistive technology for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries. It outlines the main challenges to universal, affordable provision of assistive technology and considers ways forward. Assistive technology has been identified as a focal area within

Primary research with practitioners and people with lived experience – to understand the role of home adaptations in improving later life – Centre for Ageing Better and Northumbria University

Adapting the home to changing need is known to support older people to stay at home, even with limited mobility or long-term health conditions. This is a piece of qualitative research to understand motivations for and barriers to acquiring home adaptations and

Homes that help: A personal and professional perspective on home adaptations – Centre for Ageing Better

Survey results the implementation of adaptations to housing.  It finds participants with reduced mobility often made the decision to install equipment and adapt their homes too late, usually once they were in crisis such as after an injurious fall or a

Ideas for the NHS long-term plan from the Centre for Ageing Better – Centre for Ageing Better

This paper sets out the case for why NHS England should make some bold commitments to healthy ageing in its long-term plan and suggests some ideas for actions it could take and some areas for action with others. It looks at:

Fit for Work: Final Report of a Process Evaluation – Department of Work and Pensions

Research to evaluate whether Fit for Work was implemented as designed and what the experiences of those that used the service were.  This is a process evaluation examining how the service was operated and whether it was working as intended.

Diseases with multiple known causes, occupational injuries, and medical assessment – Department of for Work and Pensions

The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) recently completed its consideration of the assessment of disability in claimants of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB). It has provided additional guidance to medical assessors where interpretations of regulations have in the past been

Getting my life back: Occupational therapy promoting mental health and wellbeing in Wales – Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Report by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to demonstrate the value of occupational therapy in Wales. The report assesses the impact of occupational therapy in four keys areas: helping young people to achieve their educational potential, supporting people with mental health

Getting my life back: Occupational therapy promoting mental health and wellbeing in Scotland – Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Report by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to demonstrate the value of occupational therapy in Scotland. The report assesses the impact of occupational therapy in four keys areas: helping young people to achieve their educational potential, supporting people with mental health

Getting my life back: Occupational therapy promoting mental health and wellbeing in Northern Ireland – Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Report by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to demonstrate the value of occupational therapy in Northern Ireland. The report assesses the impact of occupational therapy in four keys areas: helping young people to achieve their educational potential, supporting people with mental

Getting my life back: Occupational therapy promoting mental health and wellbeing in England – Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Report by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to demonstrate the value of occupational therapy in England. The report assesses the impact of occupational therapy in four keys areas: helping young people to achieve their educational potential, supporting people with mental health

Patient-centred care for older people with complex needs: Evaluation of a new care model in outer east London – Nuffield Trust

Traditional models of care for older people focus on a single condition, even though the growing prevalence of comorbidities means that health care costs are increasing. Recognising this, and the fact that a significant proportion of care takes place outside of formal

The health, safety and wellbeing of shift workers in health and social care environments – The NHS Staff Council

This guidance has been developed to highlight some of the key health, safety and wellbeing issues associated with shift work; and support managers to work in partnership with union representatives to mitigate the impact on staff and the organisation. Whilst patients

Guidance on menopause and the workplace – Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians

Offers employers practical guidance on how to improve workplace environments for women undergoing the menopause and latest information on how menopause affects some women at work.  It is also aimed at women who are experiencing the menopause for information.

The risks to care quality and staff wellbeing of an NHS system under pressure – The Picker Institute

Report  jointly authored by The Picker Institute and The King’s Fund on the impact of pressure on staff as a result of the current pressures on the NHS.  It finds that staff experience was associated with sickness absence rates, spend on agency

Fatigue and sleep deprivation – the impact of different working patterns on doctors – British Medical Association

Report from the BMA that identifies the disruptive effects of shift working on the natural sleep cycle are a substantial risk factor for fatigue (particularly working night or early morning shifts, having short recovery times between shifts, rapidly rotating schedules, and