NHS England Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR): Resilient Telecommunications Guidance for NHS England and the NHS in England – NHS England

Guidance document to NHS England and NHS-funded organisations in England of the minimum requirements to support resilient telecommunications to help meet the statutory requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA 2004) and the NHS Act 2006 as amended by

Briefing for the Diabetes Outcomes Versus Expenditure (DOVE) tool: Overview to 2018: Summary of results 2013 to 2018 – Public Health England

This report gives an overview of the tool and presents data from 2013/14 to 2017/18, showing how spend on diabetes medications and the proportion of patients achieving recommended blood glucose levels varies between general practices (GPs) and clinical commissioning groups

Proceed with caution: What makes personal budgets work? – Reform

Critical examination of personal budgets from the Reform think tank and how they have been used to deliver public services in the UK. It suggests where personal budgets show potential to deliver more effective, personalised public services, whilst also highlighting

Governance and accountability for integrated health and care – NHS Commissioners

Paper from NHS Commissioners aimed at the NHS and local authorities that outlines possible solutions for the governance and accountability challenges brought by the move to integrated health and care. It notes that there are several important differences in governance

Test and treat for Helicobacter pylori (HP) in dyspepsia: Quick reference guide for primary care: For consultation and local adaptation – Public Health England

These documents aim to provide a simple, effective, economical and empirical approach for testing and treatment of Helicobacter pylori and to minimise the emergence of antibiotic resistance in the community.

Making Outcome-Based Payment A Reality In The NHS – Office of Health Economics.

Report that explores the feasibility of introducing one type of flexible payment mechanism –outcome-based payment (OBP) –for cancer medicines into the NHS in England. This model links the price the NHS pays for a medicine to the outcomes it achieves

Waiting Times and Attendance Durations at English A&E Departments – The Strategy Unit, Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

Provides a demand-side, supply-side, practice and emergent view of factors that lead to 4-hour breaches with a particular focus on changes that have taken place since 2010.  It scales the relative impact of each causal factor and aims to provide

Raising the bar on strength and balance: The importance of community-based provision – Centre for Aging Better

Report that presents the models of delivery, issues, barriers and innovative solutions of community-based strength and balance programmes. Falls are not an inevitable part of ageing and can be prevented. Although there are some NHS rehabilitation services that provide strength

North West oral health survey of services for dependant older people, 2012 to 2013: Report 3: hospitals with in-patient facilities: (Dental public health intelligence programme) – Public Health England

The results of the oral health survey of services for older dependent people show: oral care was not recognised as an important issue in some ‘Care in your home services’ lack of access to suitable, timely and responsive treatment services

North West oral health survey of services for dependant older people, 2012 to 2013: Report 2: adult residential care, nursing homes and hospices: (Dental public health intelligence programme) – Public Health England

The results of the oral health survey of services for older dependent people show: oral care was not recognised as an important issue in some ‘Care in your home services’ lack of access to suitable, timely and responsive treatment services

North West oral health survey of services for dependant older people, 2012 to 2013: Report 1: ‘Care in your home’ services: (Dental public health intelligence programme) – Public Health England

The results of the oral health survey of services for older dependent people show: oral care was not recognised as an important issue in some ‘Care in your home services’ lack of access to suitable, timely and responsive treatment services

Handling of gabapentin and pregabalin as Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs in health and justice commissioned services – NHS England

This letter informs NHS England commissioned health and justice services and key stakeholders about the expectations for the handling of gabapentin and pregabalin as Schedule (Sch) 3 Controlled Drugs (CDs) from 1 April 2019.

State of Child Health England: Two Years On – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Report that congratulates the Government on its commitment to child health, commending them on bold pledges in areas such as obesity, mental health and the integration of children’s health services. The scorecard, which describes progress against a series of recommendations

Age UK’s Personalised Integrated Care Programme: Evaluation of impact on hospital activity – Nuffield Trust

Age UK’s Personalised Integrated Care Programme (PICP) is a scheme that aims to improve the lives of older people through practical support, underpinned by a change in the way that the health and care system works together for these people