Supporting doctors who undertake a low volume of NHS General Practice clinical work – NHS England

This guidance document provides a framework for the management of doctors on the NHS England Medical Performers List who are undertaking a low volume (defined as fewer than 40 sessions per annum) of NHS General Practice (GP) clinical work.

NHS England Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR): Guidance for the initial management of self presenters from incidents involving hazardous materials – NHS England

This document is to assist healthcare facilities or NHS branded buildings, where patients may present, to plan for and respond to self-presenters from a hazardous materials (HazMat) or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) incidents.

Euro Health Consumer Index 2018 – Health Consumer Powerhouse

Index providing a comparison for assessing the performance of national healthcare systems in 35 countries. The EHCI analyses national healthcare on 46 indicators, looking into areas such as Patient Rights and Information, Access to Care, Treatment Outcomes, Range and Reach

What does Brexit mean for social policy in the UK?: An exploration of the potential consequences of the 2016 referendum for public services, inequalities and social rights: (SPDO research paper 3) – London School of Economics

This paper explores the  potential consequences of the decision to leave the EU for domestic social policy. Drawing on existing research and evidence, it sheds light on the many ways in which social policy in the UK has been affected

Proceed with caution: What makes personal budgets work? – Reform

Critical examination of personal budgets from the Reform think tank and how they have been used to deliver public services in the UK. It suggests where personal budgets show potential to deliver more effective, personalised public services, whilst also highlighting

The state of care in independent ambulance services: Findings from CQC’s programme of comprehensive inspections in England – Care Quality Commission

This report calls on independent ambulance services, commissioners and the wider system to do more to make sure patients are safe, following concerns identified during its inspections. The Care Quality Commission found evidence of good practice and improvements made by

Waiting Times and Attendance Durations at English A&E Departments – The Strategy Unit, Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

Provides a demand-side, supply-side, practice and emergent view of factors that lead to 4-hour breaches with a particular focus on changes that have taken place since 2010.  It scales the relative impact of each causal factor and aims to provide

First 1000 days of life: Thirteenth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee

Report that recommends that the Government consider the needs of vulnerable families in all policies. It calls for each local authority area should develop, jointly with local NHS bodies, communities and the voluntary sector, a clear and ambitious plan for

Raising the bar on strength and balance: The importance of community-based provision – Centre for Aging Better

Report that presents the models of delivery, issues, barriers and innovative solutions of community-based strength and balance programmes. Falls are not an inevitable part of ageing and can be prevented. Although there are some NHS rehabilitation services that provide strength

State of Child Health England: Two Years On – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Report that congratulates the Government on its commitment to child health, commending them on bold pledges in areas such as obesity, mental health and the integration of children’s health services. The scorecard, which describes progress against a series of recommendations

Age UK’s Personalised Integrated Care Programme: Evaluation of impact on hospital activity – Nuffield Trust

Age UK’s Personalised Integrated Care Programme (PICP) is a scheme that aims to improve the lives of older people through practical support, underpinned by a change in the way that the health and care system works together for these people

Rural health care: A rapid review of the impact of rurality on the costs of delivering health care: Report prepared for the National Centre for Rural Health and Care – Nuffield Trust

It is generally acknowledged that small, rural NHS health care providers face higher costs than larger, urban areas. For a number of years the NHS has adjusted financial allocations to account for these unavoidable variations in costs in different parts

A teachable moment: delivering perioperative medicine in integrated care systems – Royal College of Anaesthetists

The time preparing for, undergoing and then recovering from an operation is known as the perioperative period and the College believes that tailored care throughout this time will improve long-term outcomes for patients after surgery.  It suggests exercise and nutritional

Patients’ views on making best use of GP premises – The Patient’s Association

Report that finds that patients are concerned about various internal and external aspects of their local GP practice premises. The report outlines patients’ views based on an online survey and four focus groups aiming to establish the importance of the physical

Transforming elective care services ophthalmology: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England and Nesta

This handbook describes what local health and care systems can do to transform ophthalmology elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and how the impact of this transformation can be measured. Practical guidance for implementing and adopting a range

Transforming elective care services diabetes: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England and Nesta

This handbook describes what local health and care systems can do to transform diabetes elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and how the impact of this transformation can be measured. Practical guidance for implementing and adopting a range

Transforming elective care services dermatology: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England and Nesta

This handbook describes what local health and care systems can do to transform dermatology elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and how the impact of this transformation can be measured. Practical guidance for implementing and adopting a range of

GP Partnership Review: Final Report – Department of Health and Social Care

The findings of the GP partnership review and final recommendations. The review has engaged with GPs and others with an interest to look for solutions to reinvigorate the partnership model and support the transformation of general practice. The case studies