The NHS is currently in the process of authoring a long-term plan that will set out what it wants to achieve with additional funding and how this funding will be allocated. This Institute for Public Policy Research briefing argues that
Healthwatch poll of over 2000 UK adults about their confidence in the ability of services to meet their needs today and in 20-30 years’ time. Positively, 61% of respondents are confident that NHS and social care services are currently able
The primary aim of this needs assessment was to gather information on the service users demographic profile, drug use and health profile and most importantly their health and social needs both within the context of their substance use and from
Compassion in Dying report that report that used Freedom of Information requests to reveal a mismatch between Clinical Commissioning Group policies and the reality faced by patients. Patients report doctors being ill-equipped to support them to plan ahead for their future care
This study explored the issues, and needs, of young people (aged under 25 years old) who were homeless, vulnerably housed or exiting care in Liverpool. Issues relating to accommodation, drug and alcohol use, the influence of peers and support from
The Rapid Access Homeless Outreach Service is a low threshold service commissioned to engage ‘hard to reach’ substance users in treatment, principally aimed at homeless drug and alcohol users. This report evaluated the effectiveness of the open access service at
This draft report presents the interim findings of an evaluation of Liverpool’s Criminal Justice Alcohol Treatment Pilot, commissioned by Liverpool DAAT. The pilot encompassed the Alcohol Treatment Requirement (ATR), a court mandated requirement to attend alcohol treatment and the Alcohol
This final report presents the findings of an evaluation of Liverpool’s Criminal Justice Alcohol Treatment Pilot, commissioned by Liverpool DAAT. The pilot encompassed the Alcohol Treatment Requirement (ATR), a court mandated requirement to attend alcohol treatment and the Alcohol Treatment
The 1-2-1 Detox is a detoxification programme provided on a supported one-to-one basis where clients undertake opiate detoxification with 24 hour support and supervision. This report evaluated the effectiveness of 1-2-1 Detox as an alternative to conventional models of detoxification
A report looking at sexual health needs, demands and services in Warrington Primary Care Trust.
A report looking at sexual health needs, demands and services in Halton and St Helens Primary Care Trust.
Getting serious about cardiovascular disease in the south-west collects available data and evidence. This helps to target CVD prevention work along the care pathway. The report: identifies the gap in care and quality in the CVD pathway in the south-west summarises the CVD prevention initiatives already
Cardiac rehabilitation in the south-west reviews 2016 to 2017 data from the National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation to: highlight unmet need and gaps in care in relation to national standards summarise the opportunities for quality improvement provide recommendations addressing the
NICE has developed a medtech innovation briefing (MIB) on OxyMask for delivering oxygen therapy. The technology described in this briefing is OxyMask. It is used for delivering oxygen therapy. The innovative aspect is the novel design, which is intended to improve the efficiency and
This letter from Deborah Jaines, Head of Primary Care Policy, clarifies arrangements for assuring the quality of services provided by GP practices that did not opt out of contractual responsibility for out of hours services.
This quality standard covers diagnosing, monitoring and managing asthma in children, young people and adults. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. In September 2018, this quality standard was updated in response to an annual review, which identified
Sefton Community and Voluntary Service (CVS) manage a range of programmes that provide support for people within the local community. These programmes differ in size and delivery, and include projects related to health and wellbeing, children, young people and families, criminal justice
The case for adopting Neuropad to detect preclinical diabetic peripheral neuropathy is not supported by the evidence. Neuropad detects sub-normal sweating in patients with diabetes but the clinical importance of this in current NHS care pathways is poorly defined. There
This updated quality standard covers assessing, diagnosing and managing chronic heart failure in adults (aged 18 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
This publication summarises information and areas for research identified by NHS England’s six national priority programmes (Urgent & Emergency Care (UEC), Mental Health, Primary Care, Cancer, Diabetes and Specialised Commissioning), and the medical and nursing directorates.