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

How Should Health Policy Respond To The Growing Challenge Of Multimorbidity?: We need patient-centred care, with more emphasis on generalist rather than specialist care and better integration between general practice, hospitals and social care: (Policy Report 39) – University of Bristol, Policy Bristol

The number of people with multiple long-term conditions, known as multimorbidity, is rising internationally, putting increased pressure on health care systems, including the NHS. Researchers from the 3D Study – the largest ever trial of a person-centred approach to caring

Commitments made by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) to address sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment – Department for International Development

The following commitments have been suggested by the private sector representatives on the Summit Steering Group, following consultation with representation from DFID’s top 30 suppliers, across the supply chain and other networks.

Private Sector: commitments to tackle sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment in the international aid sector – Department for International Development

The following commitments have been suggested by the private sector representatives on the Summit Steering Group, following consultation with representation from DFID’s top 30 suppliers, across the supply chain and other networks.

Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment in the aid sector: victim and survivor listening exercise – Department for International Development

It is crucial to listen to those who experience and witness sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment (SEAH) and enable their voices to inform prevention, response and continual improvement.  From the testament heard this report that groups the findings of

Interface between health and adult social care: Sixty-Third Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Outlines the widespread consensus that integration and joint working is the right way forward for the health and social care system to deliver the best and most effective outcomes for people and their families. However, it concludes that the Government

Talking About Dying: How To Begin Honest Conversations About What Lies Ahead – Royal College of Physicians

Royal College of Physicians  report that highlights and challenges professional reluctance to engage in conversations with patients about uncertainty, treatment ceilings, resuscitation status and death. It offers some ‘mythbusters’ to get physicians thinking and signposts to tools and educational resources

Interim protocol on dispensing of adrenaline auto-injectors, 150microgram – NHS England

This guidance on the dispensing of adrenaline auto-injectors (150microgram) has been developed for pharmacies and dispensing GP practices. This validation protocol has been developed to ensure consistent practice nationally and to prevent the need for any local re-interpretation.

GP online services: Communications Toolkit: third edition – NHS England

The following communications guide is to support GP practices in promoting GP online services to patients and encouraging them to register for this service.

A Crying Shame: A report by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner into vulnerable babies in England – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

This report looks at how many babies might be vulnerable in this way and presents the facts about the sort of risks even very young children are being exposed to. Much of the data is missing; however, we are publishing

Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation – Department for Education, Department of Health and Social Care and Home Office

This amended guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM) is for all persons and bodies in England and Wales.  This guidance is a must read if you are under statutory duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

National Confidential Enquiry Into Patient Outcome And Death: Themes and Recommendations Common To All Hospital Specialties – NCEPOD

The purpose of this report is to look at the recommendations within a set of chosen themes observed across these reports, and to bring these together into a set of general recommendations. To extract the common themes for this report,

Realising professionalism: Standards for education and training: Standards For Pre-Registration Nursing Associate Programmes – Nursing and Midwifery Council

The standards for pre-registration nursing associate programmes set out the specific requirements that apply to all pre-registration nursing associate education programmes. In order to be approved to run pre-registration nursing associate programmes, approved education institutions and their practice placement partners

Standards of proficiency for nursing associates – Nursing and Midwifery Council

The standards of proficiency presented here represent the standards of knowledge and skills that a nursing associate will need to meet in order to be considered by the NMC as capable of safe and effective nursing associate practice. These standards

Guidelines for Health & Justice Clinical Reviewers – NHS England

This document provides NHS England Health & Justice Commissioning Teams and Clinical Reviewers with national operating procedures and guidelines for the provision of Clinical Review reports to the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO).  

Guidelines for Health & Justice Clinical Reviewers – NHS England

This document provides NHS England Health & Justice Commissioning Teams and Clinical Reviewers with national operating procedures and guidelines for the provision of Clinical Review reports to the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO).  

Renal replacement therapy and conservative management: NICE guideline [NG107] – NICE

This guideline covers renal replacement therapy (dialysis and transplantation) and conservative management for people with chronic kidney disease stages 4 and 5. It aims to improve quality of life by making recommendations on planning, starting and switching treatments, and coordinating

Child Death Review: Statutory And Operational Guidance (England) – Department of Health & Social Care

This guidance sets out the full process that follows the death of a child who is normally resident in England. It builds on the statutory requirements set out in Working together to safeguard children and clarifies how individual professionals and organisations across

Decision-making and mental capacity: NICE guideline [NG108] – NICE

This guideline covers decision-making in people 16 years and over who may lack capacity now or in the future. It aims to help health and social care practitioners support people to make their own decisions where they have the capacity

Estimating diversion ratios of hospital mergers: Economics Working Paper – Competition and Markets Authority

Understanding patient choice is vital in assessing the closeness of competition between hospitals. The standard technique used in the UK is to estimate substitution patterns based on historical GP referrals. This paper compares the results of the ‘GP referral’ methodology to a demand