Spinal Cord Injury Services Engagement Report: Service Specification – NHS England

Engagement Report on the service specification that covers the provision of spinal cord injury services for adults and children.

Organs and tissues to be excluded from the new system of organ and tissue donation in England (known as “opt-out” or “deemed consent”): Consultation on the Draft Human Tissue (Permitted Material: Exceptions) (England) Regulations 2019 – Department of Health and Social Care

The Government recently passed the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 20191, a new law to change the rules for organ and tissue donation in England from 2020. The law introduced a system commonly called “opt-out” or “deemed consent”. From 2020,

Interim NHS People Plan: engagement with stakeholders – NHS Improvement

Interim NHS People Plan, developed collaboratively with national leaders and partners, sets a vision for how people working in the NHS will be supported to deliver care and identifies the actions we will take to help them. It finds NHS

What is a Biosimilar Medicine? – NHS England

This document provides an update for key clinical and non-clinical stakeholders about the role of biosimilar medicines in the NHS in England and to support the safe, effective and consistent use of all biological medicines, including biosimilar medicines, to the

Integrated Communities Action Plan – HM Government

The Integrated Communities Action Plan contains a range of cross-government measures to support the government’s commitment to build strong integrated communities where people – whatever their background – live, work, learn and socialise together, based on shared rights, responsibilities and

Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper: Building stronger, more united communities – HM Government

This green paper sets out a programme of actions to build strong integrated communities where people – whatever their background – live, work, learn and socialise together, based on shared rights, responsibilities and opportunities.

The Community Paradigm: Why Public Services Need Radical Change And How It Can Be Achieved – New Local Government Network

Public services, designed in previous eras, are struggling to adapt to the rising demand pressures they face today. Yet across public services in the UK and beyond, radical innovations are emerging which meet the challenge. The key feature that connects

A Quick Guide To Approaches To Improving Staff Engagement In The NHS – NHS Employers

NHS Employers briefing that looks at the range of the approaches that organisations can take to sustain staff engagement. There isn’t one simple solution or initiative that has been shown to be effective in resolving all engagement issues, but there are a core

The Topol Review: Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future: An independent report on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care – Health Education England

Within 20 years, 90% of all jobs in the NHS will require some element of digital skills. Staff will need to be able to navigate a data-rich healthcare environment. All staff will need digital and genomics literacy. This Review is about both

NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission – Health Education England

Report that aims to discover and review evidence of good practice where the mental health and wellbeing of staff and learners in NHS organisations has been made an organisational priority. The Commission has examined successful interventions from around the country,

Involving Patients and Carers in Quality Improvement Projects: A Practical Guide – Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

This guide explains how to involve patients and carers in Quality Improvement (QI) projects. The toolkit covers topics such as: How to pay service users and carers How to recruit service users and carers How to run effective and inclusive meetings

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