Evidence-Based Interventions: Guidance for CCGs – NHS England, NHS Clinical Commissioners, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, NHS Improvement and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Published by NHS England in partnership with NHS Clinical Commissioners, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, NHS Improvement and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, this guidance document is for CCGs, to assist them in fulfilling their duties relating to securing continuous

Evidence-Based Interventions: Guidance for CCGs – NHS England

Published by NHS England in partnership with NHS Clinical Commissioners, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, NHS Improvement and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, this guidance document is for CCGs, to assist them in fulfilling their duties relating to securing continuous

Unfinished business: An assessment of the national approach to improving cancer services in England 1995–2015 – The Health Foundation

HEalth Foundation assessment of strategic approach to cancer care in the NHS in England: This report looks at progress in cancer care over two decades. It finds that progress has been made on reducing mortality, and improving the chances of

Research integrity: clinical trials transparency: Tenth Report of Session 2017–19 Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

Selective non-publication of the results of research distorts the published evidence base and is a threat to research integrity. In the case of clinical trials, non-publication of results means that information on the efficacy of new drugs or other medical

Analysis of Survey data on the implementation of NICE PH18 guidance relating to needle and syringe provision in England – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

As part  of work undertaken to inform the update of NICE guidance “Needle and syringe programmes: providing people who inject drugs with injecting equipment”, first issued in 2009, a survey was undertaken in 2013 of those who commission and provide

The Case for Change: Evidence based interventions for public health and the health and social care system across Liverpool City Region – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Action is needed to reduce the impact of chronic disease on the people and communities in the Liverpool City Region (covering the local authorities of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral). This report, Case for Change, aims to

Closing five Emergency Departments in England between 2009 and 2011: the closED controlled interrupted time-series analysis – Health Serv Deliv Res 2018;6(27)

Report to understand the impact of ED closures/downgrades on populations and emergency care providers. Finds no statistically reliable evidence that the reorganisation of emergency care was associated with an increase in population mortality. This suggests that any negative effects caused

Superior capsular augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears: Interventional procedures guidance [IPG619] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on superior capsular augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears in adults. This involves using a graft to stabilise the shoulder joint, reduce pain and improve shoulder function.

Living With and Beyond Cancer – Baseline Activity January – March 2017 – NHS England

This report sets out baseline activity data from January to March 2017 for Stratified Follow Up and Recovery Package interventions. This is the first time national data of this type has been reported.

Evidence synthesis for policy: A statement of principles – Royal Society and Academy of Medical Sciences

Evidence synthesis supports well-founded policymaking and public debate. The common question ‘What is the evidence for that?’ could be usefully rephrased as ‘Has sufficient synthesis of the evidence been done in relation to that?’. While typically asked in the former way, it is really the

Mapping the Standards of Evidence used in UK social policy – Alliance for Useful Evidence

In recent years there has been a rapid proliferation of standards of evidence and other frameworks which aim to tell us what is and isn’t working. Following in-depth consultation with the organisations who use them, This report has mapped and

NICE Bites May 2018: No 107: Sore throat (acute); antimicrobial prescribing NICE NG84: 2018: Otitis Media (acute); antimicrobial prescribing NICE NG91; 2018 – NICE

Prescribing bulletin published by North West Medicines Information centre which summarises key recommendations from NICE guidance. NICE Bites No 107 May 2018 includes two topics, covering assessment, treatment and management, general advice, self-care advice, ‘no prescription’ advice, ‘back-up’ prescription advice,

A recipe for action: using wider evidence for a healthier UK: A collection of essays exploring why we need trans-disciplinary approaches to improve the public’s health – The Health Foundation

It is increasingly recognised that addressing the current challenges facing people’s long-term health outcomes in the UK isn’t simply a problem of translation and access to existing evidence. It is a more fundamental problem: the evidence relevant to population-level action

Anaesthesia, Surgery and Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: Report and findings of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ 6th National Audit Project – Royal College of Anaesthetists

Perioperative Anaphylaxis is the largest ever prospective study of anaphylaxis related to anaesthesia and surgery.  The Audit makes 134 recommendations in the areas of: Immediate management and departmental organisation A patient’s experience of perioperative anaphylaxis Deaths, cardiac arrest, profound hypotension

Spotlight on the 10 High Impact Actions – Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of General Practitioners research on the effectiveness of NHS England’s Time for Care Programme, specifically its 10 High Impact Actions: a range of initiatives that were introduced with the aim of increasing capacity in general practice and reducing

The Prioritisation Framework: making the most of your budget – Public Health England

Local public health teams are facing increasingly complex and challenging decisions over what services to invest in and disinvest from. The Prioritisation Framework is designed to help local authorities conduct a systematic prioritisation exercise, by greatly reducing the burden and

X Factor for evidence for the public’s health: Exploring why we need to use different kinds of evidence to improve the public’s health – The Health Foundation

Series of essays that identify that pressing public health challenges – such as obesity – will only be addressed through multidisciplinary approaches that build an understanding of individuals in their social and environmental context. But not all disciplines share the same concepts of

The What Works Network: Five Years On – The Cabinet Office

This report shares a selection of key findings from the What Works Network, as well as examples of the impact that the centres have had on public services over the past five years.  The What Works Network was launched five years ago to embed robust evidence

Reducing avoidable hospital based care: re-thinking out of hospital clinical pathways – South East Clinical Senate

Improving health outcomes, preventing serious illness, providing convenient, timely and cost effective care, and avoiding the unnecessary use of acute hospitals, is a shared goal across the NHS, and requires a radical re-think about how and where care is delivered,

STPs: destined to fail or the road to better care? – the hospital doctors’ view – Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association

Report from the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association that identifies that Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) offer potential for organisations across the health and social care systems to work together to develop health policies suited to local needs. However, without adequate funding,