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
Updated document first published in 2001, that sets out guidelines on handling mammograms and screening records. It includes information about: legal requirements review of screen packets storage issues destroying films and paperwork
Examines the potential impact on protected groups of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to replace current legislation with Liberty Protection Safeguards. It looks at the positive, neutral and negative effects that this legislation could have on people with protected
This is the first interim report from the review. As part of the review, the members were invited to give their views on the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner. This report looks at the question of how to ensure the independence of
House of Commons Library briefing that provides an overview of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, and the debates and amendments made during the Bills Lords stages, ahead of its Second Reading in the Commons on 18 December 2018. The intention
Report that details the IPPRs response to the need to develop a long term plan for the NHS. It suggests: The NHS’s funding deal is welcome – but is also incomplete. The NHS long-term plan must re-double efforts to transform
Adult social care is an essential public service and a growing part of our economy. However, the social care system in England faces a workforce crisis which is set to grow in the coming years; by 2028, we estimate there
Using robotics has been suggested as one way to help improve the quality of UK social care and manage increasing pressures on services. This POSTnote describes robotic technology and outlines the main ways it has been developed for use in social care. It reviews evidence on
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
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
Report from the Centre for Mental Health exploring a number of local initiatives which are bridging the gap between primary care and secondary care services, supporting people who fall into this ‘grey area’ due to having more complex needs, not
The north of England has rarely faced such threat and opportunity. Brexit looms; budgets in essential NHS and council services are at breaking point. The world’s major, long-term challenges – globalisation, climate change, AI, automation and an ageing population –
King’s Fund and University of York report that finds that the market for home care providers is extremely fragile, with squeezed margins and low fees forcing providers to leave. In 2017 providers handed back home care contracts in more than one
The final report sets out recommendations covering 4 principles that the review believes should underpin the reformed Act: choice and autonomy – ensuring service users’ views and choices are respected least restriction – ensuring the Act’s powers are used in
This letter was issued to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) by Will Smart, Chief Information Officer, Health and Social Care and Dr Masood Nazir, Associate CCIO for Primary Care. It looks at a questionnaire designed to assess the digital maturity of CCGs.
Analysis of children’s and young people’s views, experiences and suggestions to overcome loneliness, using in-depth interviews, the Community Life Survey 2016 to 2017 and Good Childhood Index Survey, 2018.
This compendium provides comprehensive information on the loneliness measurement landscape, the recommended national indicators of loneliness and the question testing underpinning its recommendations.
Directions have been issued to NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group in December 2018. NHS England is supported by legislation in exercising formal powers of direction if it is satisfied that a CCG is (a) failing or (b) is
The voluntary scheme for branded medicines pricing and access is a non-contractual voluntary agreement between the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI). DHSC is acting on behalf of the UK government,
This review looks at how the Disabled Facilities Grant currently operates and makes evidenced based recommendations for the future. The aim is to support more people of all ages to live in suitable housing so they can stay independent for