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

Retention, storage and disposal of mammograms and screening records – Public Health England

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

Equality analysis: liberty protection safeguards – Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill – Department of Health Social Care

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

Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015: First interim report: The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

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

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill: (Briefing Paper Number CBP8466) – House of Commons Library

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

The NHS long-term plan: Lessons from the Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care – Institute for Public Policy Research

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

Fair care: A workforce strategy for social care – Institute for Public Policy Research

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

Robotics in Social Care: (PostNote Number 591) – Houses of Parliament Parliament Office for Science and Technology

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

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

Filling the chasm: Reimagining primary mental health care – Centre for Mental Health

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

State of the North 2018: Reprioritising the Northern Powerhouse – Institute for Public Policy Research

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 –

Home Care In England: Views From Commissioners and Providers – The King’s Fund

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

Modernising the Mental Health Act: Increasing choice, reducing compulsion: Final report of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983 – Department of Health and Social Care

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

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) questionnaire letter from Will Smart and Dr Masood Nazir – NHS England

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.

Children’s And Young People’s Experiences Of Loneliness: 2018 – Office for National Statistics

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.

National Measurement of Loneliness: 2018 – Office for National Statistics

This compendium provides comprehensive information on the loneliness measurement landscape, the recommended national indicators of loneliness and the question testing underpinning its recommendations.

National Health Servce England: The NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group Directions 2018 – NHS England

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 2019 Voluntary Scheme For Branded Medicines Pricing And Access: Chapters And Glossary – Department of Health and Social Care

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,

Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) And Other Adaptations: External Review – University of the West of England

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