The community mental health framework for adults and older adults – NHS England and NHS Improvement

The Community Mental Health Framework describes how the Long Term Plan’s vision for a place-based community mental health model can be realised, and how community services should modernise to offer whole-person, whole-population health approaches, aligned with the new Primary Care

Social care funding: time to end a national scandal: 7th Report of Session 2017–19 – House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee

This House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee report recommends that the Government immediately spends £8 billion to restore social care to acceptable standards and then introduces free personal care over a period of 5 years.  The report finds publicly funded

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

Winter 2018/19 in the NHS: The solutions – Society for Acute Medicine

Briefing that looks at the role of ambulatory emergency care (AEC) in alleviating winter pressures in the NHS. This is an alternative to hospital admission for patients with acute problems who might otherwise have spent at least one night in a hospital bed

Promoting independence through intermediate care: A quick guide for staff delivering intermediate care services – Social Care Institute for Excellence

Intermediate care involves working closely with people to agree what intensive support they need to improve their independence.  This quick guide from the Social Care Institute for Excellence outlines how intermediate care functions.

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

Community Mental Health Survey 2018 – Care Quality Commission

Research on the experiences of people receiving community mental health services. It finds that people’s experiences of the care they receive from community-based mental health services have continued to deteriorate. Key concerns are expressed around: access to care, care planning

Children’s Mental Health briefing: A briefing by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England – Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England

Report that finds improvement in the provision of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in most areas in the country, yet with the exception of eating disorder services, the provision of services in the youth justice system and in perinatal mental

How Should Health Policy Respond To The Growing Challenge Of Multimorbidity?: We need patient-centred care, with more emphasis on generalist rather than specialist care and better integration between general practice, hospitals and social care: (Policy Report 39) – University of Bristol, Policy Bristol

The number of people with multiple long-term conditions, known as multimorbidity, is rising internationally, putting increased pressure on health care systems, including the NHS. Researchers from the 3D Study – the largest ever trial of a person-centred approach to caring

Assurance of Good Complaints Handling for Acute and Community Care: A toolkit for commissioners – NHS England

This toolkit aims to support commissioners in the assurance of good complaints handling. It will enable commissioners to ensure that all complaints are well managed; the learning from complaints is identified and used for improvement and complaints service is accessible, open

An evaluation of the Wirral Community Trust Care Home Pilot – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Older people are the main adult users of NHS health and social care services and are more likely to have an emergency admission to hospital than any other group in the population.  With an increasing ageing population, the number of

Demand and capacity models: High complexity model user guidance – NHS Improvement and NHS England

The high complexity model is intended for services that have more complex pathways e.g. chronic (more than one year) services in acute, mental health or community services, where patients may return for several follow up appointments at intervals which may

Exploring education and training in relation to older people’s health and social care: A report prepared for Dunhill Medical Trust – Picker Institute Europe

The rapid transformation of the United Kingdom’s demographic mix and the resulting increasing demand on health services for the older population means that the health and social care system has to increasingly support vulnerable people with complex needs. Consequently, the

Intermediate care including reablement: Quality standard [QS173] – NICE

This quality standard covers referral and assessment for intermediate care and how to deliver the service. It covers bed-based intermediate care, crisis response, home-based intermediate care and reablement. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not

National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2017: National Results Summary – Quality Health

Report that finds for patient experience overall ratings continue to improve, with year on year increases in reported positive experience. Patients also reported more positively on areas including involvement in decisions about care and treatment, and being treated with dignity