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

Supporting locums and doctors in short-term placements: A practical guide for doctors in these roles – NHS England

This guidance is for locum and short-term placement doctors, who often do not have easy access to to systems or structures in place to support their CPD, appraisal, revalidation and governance. This guidance highlights ways they may be supported to

Supporting organisations engaging with locums and doctors in short-term placements: A practical guide for healthcare providers, locum agencies and revalidation management services – NHS England

This guidance is for any individual or organisation engaging with locum and short-term placement doctors, who often do not have easy access to to systems or structures in place to support their CPD, appraisal, revalidation and governance. This guidance highlights

2017-19 NHS Standard Contract provisions across primary and secondary care: Implementation toolkit for local systems – NHS England

This document sets out some practical ways in which organisations can collaborate locally to implement the NHS Standard Contract provisions relating to primary and secondary care.

Needs Assessment with Homeless Drug & Alcohol Users in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The primary aim of this needs assessment was to gather information on the service users demographic profile, drug use and health profile and most importantly their health and social needs both within the context of their substance use and from

Men’s Health: Nurse-led Projects in the Community – Queen’s Nursing Institute

This report aims to provide information and guidance to community nurses who want to work more effectively on men’s health. At its core is information about a range of men’s health and wellbeing projects that the QNI supported in 2017 with funding from the

An exploration of the issues experienced by, and needs of, young people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This study explored the issues, and needs, of young people (aged under 25 years old) who were homeless, vulnerably housed or exiting care in Liverpool. Issues relating to accommodation, drug and alcohol use, the influence of peers and support from

Evaluation of The Rapid Access Homeless Outreach Service – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The Rapid Access Homeless Outreach Service is a low threshold service commissioned to engage ‘hard to reach’ substance users in treatment, principally aimed at homeless drug and alcohol users. This report evaluated the effectiveness of the open access service at

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

Monitoring arrangements for OOH primary medical services where practices have not ‘opted out’: letter from Deborah Jaines – Public Health England

This letter from Deborah Jaines, Head of Primary Care Policy, clarifies arrangements for assuring the quality of services provided by GP practices that did not opt out of contractual responsibility for out of hours services.

GP online services good practice support and resources guide: 2nd ed. – NHS England

This guide provides a wide range of best practice examples from practices across England; all of which vary in location, size, system supplier and demographics.

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

Guidance for Commissioners: Interpreting and Translation Services in Primary Care – NHS England

This guidance aims to provide practical advice to commissioners including details of the legal position, principles for high quality interpreting and translation services, and commissioning and contracting considerations.

NHS review of winter 2017/18 – NHS Improvement

Reviews NHS performance during the 2017/18 winter period to help better understand the issues and pressure the service dealt with on a daily basis, and to contribute to planning for the 2018/19 winter period. Finds: 2017/18 saw the worst flu outbreak

Options outreach service: exploring and understanding the service user experience and impacts on health and wellbeing – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

As part of the national NHS Review led by the Health Minister Professor Lord Ara Darzi (DH, 2008), Knowsley Health and Wellbeing Primary Care Trust were required to establish three new General Practices and a GP led Health Centre. Liverpool

GP online services: Promoting to students: A guide for Universities, GP Practices and CCGs – NHS England

This document is a support guide aims to encourage GP practices to register students for GP online services.  

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