Fair funding for mental health: putting parity into practice: Briefing – Institute for Public Policy Research

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

Should the NHS become more of a lifestyle coach to tackle unhealthy living? – Healthwatch

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

Needs Assessment with Homeless Drug & Alcohol Users in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Advance care planning in general practice – does policy match reality?: Findings from a Freedom of Information request to Clinical Commissioning Groups – Compassion in Dying

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

An exploration of the issues experienced by, and needs of, young people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Evaluation of The Rapid Access Homeless Outreach Service – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Evaluation of Liverpool’s Criminal Justice Alcohol Treatment Pilot: Draft Report – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Evaluation of Liverpool’s Criminal Justice Alcohol Treatment Pilot: Final Report – iverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Evaluation of the the Independence Initiative 1-2-1 Detox programme pilot – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Rapid Sexual Health Needs Assessment Warrington Primary Care Trust – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

A report looking at sexual health needs, demands and services in Warrington Primary Care Trust.

Rapid Sexual Health Needs Assessment Halton and St Helens Primary Care Trust – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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 – Public Health England

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 – Public Health England

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

OxyMask for delivering oxygen therapy: Medtech innovation briefing [MIB160] – NICE

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

Monitoring arrangements for OOH primary medical services where practices have not ‘opted out’: letter from Deborah Jaines – Public Health England

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.

Asthma: Quality standard [QS25] – NICE

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

An exploration of how the social value of small groups and projects funded by Sefton CVS, Living Well Sefton Community Resilience Fund may be measured and evidenced – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

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

Neuropad for detecting preclinical diabetic peripheral neuropathy: Medical technologies guidance [MTG38] – NICE

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

Chronic heart failure in adults: Quality standard [QS9] – NICE

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.

NHS England’s Research Needs Assessment 2018 – NHS England

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.