What Matters Most: Healthwatch England Annual Report 2017–18 – Healthwatch

Report from Healthwatch for increased engagement with paitents to improve the development of health services.  It finds despite pressures, some people continue to receive outstanding care, much of which, they say, is down to the dedication shown by the staff

Reaching out: Tackling disengagement among Pakistani and Bangladeshi women in Britain – Institute for Public Policy Research

The community-based interventions profiled as part of this research demonstrate that these approaches can be highly effective, but they are struggling, and remain dependent on a shrinking pool of local authority grants.  Ensuring that community-based support remains viable will be critical

Londoners said – Mental Health Foundation

Report on an engagement exercise udertaken for Thrive LDN by the Mental Health Foundation. Thrive LDN is a citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners. The report recommends that they: Develop, train and support a

A Blueprint for a 100% Digitally Included Nation – Good Things Foundation

Digital exclusion in the UK is holding back economic growth and stalling social inclusion. In 2018, 11.3million adults lack one or more of the basic digital skills for life and work. At current rates of progress, by 2028 there will

Seven principles for public engagement in research and innovation policymaking: A guide from Nesta’s Inclusive Innovation team – Nesta

Why should researchers, innovators and those whose jobs it is to regulate technology engage with people who aren’t like them on topics like research and innovation? To give those in power a broader range of potential futures to aspire to

Ask Listen Do: Making conversations count in health, social care and education: Tips for health, social care and education organisations and practitioners – NHS England

This Ask Listen Do resource shares tips for health, social care and education organisations and practitioners with the aim of making feedback, concerns and complaints easier for people with a learning disability, autistic people, families and carers.

Right treatment, right time – Rethink Mental Illness

This report sets out a clear picture of the significant gap in access to health services for people severely affected by mental illness based on a survey with 1,600 respondents. It identifies: Average wait time for an assessment is 14

Top tips: person-centred care – Royal College of Physicians

Royal College of Physicians guide to person-centred care in acute settings.  The RCP’s top tips for person-centred care have four key components: improve communication help patients identify priorities and concerns involve patients in care and treatment planning, and decision making

European drug prevention quality standards: A manual for prevention professionals – European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

This manual presents quality standards for drug prevention work in the European Union (EU). Topics include needs and resource assessment, programme planning, intervention design, resource management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, dissemination, sustainability, stakeholder involvement, staff development, and ethics. Considerations regarding

Evaluation of the Get on Top Website Supporting Sexual Health Promotion in Sefton Interim Report – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

A report on an evaluation of a web-based communications campaign that aims to improve young people’s access to information on protecting their sexual health and avoiding unplanned pregnancy. This report sets out the findings of initial baseline qualitative research into

A new online resource to support and assist adults with Type 1 diabetes: letter from Dr Partha Kar – NHS England

This letter from Dr Partha Kar, NHS England Deputy National Clinical Director for Diabetes, highlights the nhs.uk online diabetes resource which provides practical information at diagnosis, such as videos on how to inject insulin, how to check blood glucose levels

Evaluation of Approaches to Health Literacy in Ashton, Leigh and Wigan – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The purpose of this evaluation is to provide evidence of the effectiveness of NHS Ashton, Leigh and Wigan’s approach to building public health capacity; developing health literacy; and empowering people to manage their own health. It explores the role and

An evaluation of the social value of the Get into Reading initiative in Wirral, Merseyside -Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report forms part of a two-year project to map community assets on the Wirral, evaluating the social value created through engagement assets within the Wirral. Get into Reading is a social inclusion shared reading project which was developed by

Please write to me: writing outpatient clinic letters to patients – Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Guidance to doctors recommending they write outpatient clinic letters directly to patients and send a copy of the letter to the patient’s general practitioner. The guidance covers general aspects of letter writing and applies to letters sent on paper and

Seven principles for public engagement in science and innovation policymaking: A guide from Nesta’s Inclusive Innovation team – Nesta

Why should researchers, innovators and those whose jobs it is to regulate technology engage with people who aren’t like them on topics like research and innovation? To give those in power a broader range of potential futures to aspire to

Patient Participation Groups: What you need to know about GP online services – NHS England

A guide for GP online services Patient Participation Group (PPG) members which gives some top tips on how to engage their practice in registering more patients for online services.

An evaluation of the Mersey Care Professional Advice Area – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

In April 2015, Mersey Care obtained funding for one year to set up an Enterprise and Employment (EE) Hub. This hub aimed to help service users on their path to employment and to help link up Mersey Care services with

Measuring and evidencing the social value of the Mersey Care People Participation Programme – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

There are cultural changes occurring in the use of volunteering, with the literature highlighting that volunteers are integral (rather than an add-on) to health and social care organisations. Since the 1990s, policy has been reflecting this growing change in the

National Bowel Cancer Audit: The feasibility of reporting Patient Reported Outcome Measures as part of a national colorectal cancer audit – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

A feasibility study linking the NHS England National Cancer PROM’s to the National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBOCA) data to establish the feasibility of the PROMs as part of the national clinical audit. This was assessed according to: the characteristics of

An exploration of the social value and impact of community projects delivered by Widnes Vikings Sports Foundation – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

Widnes Vikings Rugby League club deliver a community programme that involves delivering  interventions to specific population groups across Widnes. As part of this, they are delivering a number of health interventions that combine elements of physical and mental health support. In this report,