Diagnosis Critical: Launching an inquiry into health and social care in England – Centre for Progessive Policy

Think Tank report from the Centre for Progessive Policy that finds that: Even if a trust improves its financial position by 10 percentage points the standards for elective care would still not be met, although this would make them likely to

Reducing emergency admissions: Forty-Fourth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Emergency admissions to hospitals continue to rise, despite the NHS’s efforts to reduce them.  This report notes that that nearly 1.5 million people could have avoided emergency admissions in 2016–17 if hospitals, GPs, community services and social care had worked

When tragedy strikes Reflections on the NHS response to the Manchester Arena bombing and Grenfell Tower fire – NHS Confederation

To support NHS organisations with planning for major incidents, this report captures the learning from the health service’s response to the harrowing events of 2017. The interviews reflect on key aspects of the responses by emergency, mental health, acute and community services, drawing out

Briefing: The impact of providing enhanced support for Sutton Homes of Care residents: Findings from the Improvement Analytics Unit – The Health Foundation

This report examines the effect of the Sutton Homes of Care vanguard on hospital use for new residents who moved into one of 28 Sutton care homes between January 2016 and April 2017. Key findings: The Sutton residents were compared

Adass Budget Survey 2018 – Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

The results of this survey explore directors of adult social services’ views of how councils are making incredibly difficult decisions in relation to the growing numbers of people requiring care and support with increasingly complex needs and with higher costs,

Facing the Future: Standards for children in emergency care settings – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Facing the Future: Standards for children in emergency care settings document provides healthcare professionals and service planners with clear standards of care that are applicable to children in urgent and emergency care settings.  They are intended to be motivating, meaningful and measurable

Horizontal or Vertical: Which way to integrate?: Approaches to community services integration and consequences for emergency hospital activity: A case study based on the Transforming Community Services Policy –

This report explores the impact integration choices made by Primary Care Trusts had on the level and growth in emergency hospital use in older people and considers the wider implications for the NHS as it develops new models of care

Under pressure: Safely managing increased demand in emergency departments – Care Quality Commission

Report that finds hospitals cannot work alone to address increased demand in emergency departments. There needs to be transformation across the health and care system as whole, but planning for long-term change is not enough, there is a need to act in

Emergency hospital admissions in England: which may be avoidable and how? – The Health Foundation

Health Foundation briefing that identifies opportunities to reduce emergency admissions including: Approximately 14% of all emergency admissions are for ‘ambulatory sensitive’ conditions – conditions such as asthma where timely and effective primary care could reduce the likelihood of admission. If

Report: East Midlands research workshop: Nottingham – Public Health England

The Research Translation and Innovation (RTI) division has been working with Public Health England (PHE) centres to strengthen relations between academics and other professionals within the public health system. RTI organised research workshops which aimed to explore public health research

Confronting Dr Robot: Creating a people-powered future for AI in health – Nesta

Artificial intelligence (AI) could transform healthcare, with potentially huge benefits, but it also runs the risk of creating an inhuman system. Key findings of this report are: The first impact of AI is not likely to be replacing doctors, but advice

Allied health professions supporting patient flow: a quick guide – NHS Improvement and NHS England

This quick guide demonstrates how NHS emergency care can benefit from the skills of AHPs and highlights innovative service redesign and the delivery of new care models.

NHS Combined Performance Summary – Department of Health and Social Care

This monthly release aims to provide users with an overview of NHS performance statistics in key areas. Official statistics are designed to give informative and impartial information about the performance of the NHS.  It identifies a 1.8 per cent growth in the

Integrated Urgent Care / NHS 111 Workforce Blueprint: Workforce Survey: Recommendations for Managers – NHS England

This document provides recommendations developed following a survey of NHS 111 workforce in 2016 to help managers ensure that staff satisfaction is addressed and that staff are properly supported and able to provide the best care for patients.

Care Quality Commission: regulating health and social care: Twenty-Fourth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Report that finds significant improvement in the Care Quality Commission but notes it still does not make inspection reports available to the public quickly enough following an inspection and it needs to improve how it interacts with and regulates GP practices.

Quality patient referrals: Right service, right time – Royal College of General Practitioners

Looks at the issue of referral management systems by looking at a referral support approach.  The report identifies there is good evidence to suggest that successful approaches to referral support include combinations of local expertise, specialist advice, peer review and reflection, and

In and Out Of Hospital – British Red Cross

Report form the British Red Cross recommending the following to reduce admissions and readmissions to hospital by vulnerable people: Automatic home assessments should be triggered for people who have come in and out of hospital several times within a few months. The Government

Provision of mental health care to adults in the emergency department – Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

This bulletin relates to an investigation of a woman experiencing a mental health crisis who, having presented to her general practitioner, ambulance service and the emergency department of her local hospital, subsequently took her own life. A preliminary investigation reviewed

Admissions of inequality: emergency hospital use for children and young people – Nuffield Trust

Does a child’s socioeconomic background affect rates of admissions to hospital for common conditions such as asthma, diabetes or epilepsy? Finds that while there has been progress in reducing the rate of emergency admissions for the most deprived children, a stubborn

The impact of redesigning urgent and emergency care in Northumberland Health Foundation consideration of findings from the Improvement Analytics Unit

The report highlights that reconfiguring NHS services takes time to generate the intended results and that robust, repeat evaluation can help to inform decisions and improvement.  To do this it considers the case of the early impact of changes to urgent