Change or collapse: Lessons from the drive to reform health and social care in Northern Ireland – Nuffield Trust

The health and social care system in Northern Ireland has seen seven fundamental reviews setting out major changes of direction in the last 20 years. Each has delivered a similar verdict: the country needs to reduce its reliance on hospitals,

State of Caring Survey 2019: A snapshot of unpaid care in the UK – Carers UK

The State of Caring Survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers. This year over 7,500 current carers shared their experiences and helped inform our State of Caring 2019 report. Key findings include: almost

PSNC Briefing 024/19: NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework – Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

This briefing summarises the elements of the NHS long term plan implementation framework that are of most relevance to community pharmacy contractors and local pharmaceutical committees.

How is the NHS performing? July 2019 quarterly monitoring report – The King’s Fund

Since April 2011, The King’s Fund has published a quarterly monitoring report (QMR) to track, analyse and comment on the issues the health and care system is facing. This is the 28th QMR, which takes stock of what has happened

Is an ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure?: Estimates of the impact of English public health grant on mortality and morbidity: (CHE Research Paper 166) – University of York Centre for Health Economics

Most previous attempts to estimate the marginal productivity of English health care expenditure have employed instruments that rely on statistical tests alone for their justification. A new approach to instrumentation has proposed the use of ‘funding rule’ variables as instruments,

Professional Standards Authority: business plan 2019 to 2020 – Department of Health and Social Care

The business plan of the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for health and social care for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. It includes the PSA’s: strategic objectives business principles regulatory oversight and standard-setting work programme

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

Social Work Education in the 2019 Academic Year Information for HEIs and Students – Department of Health and Social Care

Details Social work bursary (SWB) allocations for HEIs, and the education support grant rates for the 2019 academic year.

Small and Medium Enterprise Action Plan: 2017-2022 – Department of Health and Social Care

Details how the Department of Health and Social Care will support its small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  The plan sets out the activities that will take place to support SMEs during the department’s procurement processes. The action plan supports the

ADASS budget survey 2019 – Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

Annual budget survey of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services members reveals how the failure of successive governments to address long-term funding for adult social care is negatively affecting the people who rely on these essential services, their

NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework: system support offer – NHS England

This Long Term Plan Implementation Framework system support offer signposts the national and regional support systems can draw on to develop their five-year strategic plans.  

NHS Long Term Plan implementation framework – NHS England

Following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England and NHS Improvement committed to publishing an implementation framework, setting out further detail on how it would be delivered. Local systems are developing their five-year strategic plans which will

RCPCH prevention vision for child health – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Strategy paper from the RCPCH sets out their proposals for how to transform the health and wellbeing of children and young people in the UK, In advance of the Department of Health and Social Care’s prevention green paper. It states

A citizen-led approach to health and care: lessons from the Wigan Deal – The King’s Fund

In 2011, Wigan Council had to make unprecedented savings after significant cuts in funding from central government. Drastic measures were needed, including a radical reshaping of the relationship between the council and residents. This became known as the Wigan Deal.

Brexit letter to suppliers of medicines and medical products – Department of Health and Social Care

A letter to suppliers giving an update on ensuring a continued supply of medicines and medical products if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. The letter sets out: how the government plans to ensure a continued supply of

Investigation into NHS Property Services Limited – National Audit Office

National Audit Office report looking at NHS Property Services Limited (the Service) a company wholly owned by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, established in December 2011 to manage NHS property. This report finds that, to a

Report to NHS Employers: Research into the impact of pensions tax in the NHS – NHS Employers

First Actuarial research commissioned by NHS Employters investigating the growing evidence suggesting that the changes in recent years to the annual and lifetime allowances are influencing the behaviour of NHS staff. The purpose of the research was to find out:

From the Frontline: The changing landscape of Scottish general practice – Royal College of General Practitioners

General practice is at the frontline of the NHS, playing a crucial role in providing care to patients in the heart of communities across Scotland. GPs tell us that workload pressures, rising patient demand and underinvestment in general practice are