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

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

From Transactions To Changemaking: Rethinking Partnerships Between The Public And Private Sectors – New Local Government Network

This report provides a new voice to the debate on the role of  the private sector in the delivery of public services. While the current debate remains unhelpfully polarised along party lines, this report argues that partnerships between the public

The state of health care and adult social care in England 2017/18 – Care Quality Commission

This report looks at the trends, shares examples of good and outstanding care, and highlights where care needs to improve. It finds that most people in England receive a good quality of care. Ratings show that quality overall has been

NHS Funding Allocations: Clinical Commissioning Groups: (Briefing Paper Number Number 8836) – House of Commons Library

This paper and accompanying Excel file gives details of funding allocations for each CCG in England from 2013/14 to 2020/21. The briefing paper also gives details of the process used to allocate the funds.  In 2018/19 NHS England distributed a

Securing cyber resilience in health and care: October 2018 progress update – Department of Health and Social Care

Updates the February 2018 ‘Securing cyber resilience in health and care: February 2018 progress update’, setting out the actions taken by the Department of Health and Social Care and its arm’s length bodies to improve the cyber security of the health

Improving children and young people’s mental health services – National Audit Office

This report forms part of The National Audit Office’s wider programme of work on mental health, following their 2016 report Mental health services: preparations for access and our 2017 report Mental health in prisons. It examines whether the government is on track to meet

Framework Agreement between DHSC and NHS Improvement – Department of Health and Social Care and NHS Improvement

This document sets out how DHSC and NHS Improvement will work together, setting out roles, responsibilities, governance and accountability arrangements.  The framework agreement should be read in conjunction with: Annex A: wider guidance Annex B: finance and accounting responsibilities Annex C:

Be the change: Ensuring an effective response to all in psychiatric emergency equal to medical care: Recommendations from the first international summit on urgent and emergency behavioural healthcare – NHS Clinical Commissioners

Behavioural health crisis is a global problem. Behavioural health is an inclusive term that covers the emotions, behaviours and biology relating to a person’s mental well-being, their ability to function in everyday life and their concept of self. It includes

GP Partnership Review: Interim report – Wessex LMC

The partnership model of general practice has been the foundation of the NHS for over 70 years. The evidence from around the world shows that healthcare systems that have invested in primary care have better outcomes, with greater patient satisfaction delivered at a

Myth busting questions on Partnerships for GP Trainees – Wessex LMC

Document that answers a number of questions have been posed by a number of GP trainees. The answers were supplied by a number of experienced GPs, with specialist advice from medical accountants, surveyors and lawyers. The views presented are based

Preparing for automation and ageing: A successful 21st century skills system in Northern Ireland and Scotland – Institute for Public Policy Research Scotland

A truly successful skills system could bring vast benefits to Northern Ireland and Scotland. Both are on the cusp of significant changes, as the impact of automation and technological change combines with an ageing population. This could carry significant dividends,

Creating a performance management framework for a minimal alcohol data set for PCTs in Cheshire and Merseyside – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Report that aims to identify possible data providers from a range of agencies who are able to provide intelligence regarding the impact of alcohol in Cheshire and Merseyside in areas such as: health, crime and justice, young people, and licensing.

Lancashire: Brief Intervention Online Training Evaluation: Final Report – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Report on the effectiveness of online training to deliver train the trainers training in the delivery of Brief Interventions to prevent excess alcohol consumption. In total 115 initiated the training and completed the initial assessment and a brief discussion of key

Quality Matters: a summary of year one outputs – Department of Health and Social Care

A summary of what has been achieved by partners in the adult social care sector one year on from the launch of the Quality Matters action plan.

National Child Measurement Programme: Guidance for analysis and data sharing – Public Health England

This guidance is designed to support those local authorities and other organisations that wish to undertake additional investigation of the data. It contains an overview of the NCMP data and analyses provided by Public Health England and NHS Digital, how

Impact Of The Care Quality Commission On Provider Performance: Room For Improvement? – The King’s Fund

Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s ‘Ofsted-style’ inspection and rating regime is a significant improvement on the system it replaced, but it could be made more effective, according to the first major evaluation of the approach introduced in 2013. It finds that the impact of

Advocating for Education and Quality ImProvement (A-EQUIP), England’s Model of Midwifery Supervision: ‘One Year On’ – NHS England

This document provides an update on the implementation of the model of midwifery supervision; Advocating and Educating for QUality ImProvement (A-EQUIP), and the Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) role, a year after their implementation.  

What Price Safe Motherhood? : Charging For NHS Maternity Care In England And Its Impact On Migrant Women – Maternity Action

Maternity Action report exploring the experiences of women who faced charges for NHS maternity care. Most of the participants were socially and economically vulnerable but faced unrepayable debts for bills which they were sent from the NHS.  It shows how

A Year Of Integrated Care Systems: Reviewing The Journey So Far – The King’s Fund

Integrated care systems represent a fundamental and far-reaching change in how the NHS works across different services and with external partners. This report is based on interviews with eight of the ‘first wave’ integrated care systems to understand how they