Rethinking acute medical care in smaller hospitals – Nuffield Trust

Smaller hospitals are struggling with workforce shortages, spiralling costs and increasingly complex models of care for acutely ill patients. This Nuffield Trust report outlines a set of radical new approaches for running acute medical services in these institutions and suggests

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

Preparing for automation and ageing: A successful 21st century skills system in Northern Ireland and Scotland – Institute for Public Policy Research Scotland

A truly successful skills system could bring vast benefits to Northern Ireland and Scotland. Both are on the cusp of significant changes, as the impact of automation and technological change combines with an ageing population. This could carry significant dividends,

Taking the value-based agenda forward: The five essential components of value-based approaches to health and care – NHS Confederation

This paper explores how we can spread the adoption of value-based healthcare across all parts of the system and ensure that we maximise the benefits for  those who use NHS and wider services.  It explores key characteristics which we believe can

Q: The Journey So Far Connecting improvement across the UK: insights and progress three years in – The Health Foundation

Widespread change is necessary to make the health sector fit for the future. Organisations need to be able to reduce waste and unhelpful variation, while developing new models of prevention-focused care. And it is vital that the health sector makes

The spread challenge: How to support the successful uptake of innovations and improvements in health care – The Health Foundation

Health Foundation report considering: The challenges facing the NHS in improving the uptake of new ideas and practices, and the need for new approaches when developing national and local programmes to support the spread of innovation. It highlights why health

Caring, supportive, collaborative?: September 2018 Doctors’ views on working in the NHS – British Medical Association

Report identifying that the challenge for the NHS is how we find the solutions to the problems facing the NHS. As the only organisation to represent all doctors working across all sectors of the UK the BMA is uniquely placed

Acute medical care in England: Findings from a survey of smaller acute hospitals – Nuffield Trust

This profile of smaller hospitals in England finds trusts struggling to recruit and retain acute medical staff. Services across the country are configured in a wide variety of ways, with little evidence of an ‘ideal’ model for acute medical care

Government response to the recommendations of the Health and Social Care Committee’s inquiry into ‘Integrated care: organisations, partnerships and systems’ Seventh report of session 2017-19 – Department of Health and Social Care

Joint response reflecting the views of the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, NHS Improvement, the Care Quality Commission and Health Education England. It sets out how the government intends to address the House of Commons Health and

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

NHS England Test Beds Programme: Information Governance learning from Wave 1 – NHS England

The Test Beds programme brings NHS organisations and innovators into partnerships to see how combinations of technology and pathway redesign can improve quality of life and experience for patients and carers.  This handbook is relevant for programme leaders, project managers

FolksLab toolkit guide – NHS England

This guide provides and overview of how the FolksLab toolkit works to help staff in health and care system run effective and practical workshops. A FolksLab seeks to bring different approaches to problem-solving and sharing, providing a creative opportunity for participants to: Discuss topics

Rethinking outpatient services: Learning from an interactive workshop – Nuffield Trust

Outpatient services in England have experienced a sharp rise in activity, leading to many STPs outlining ambitious plans to reduce activity and cut costs. This briefing, in collaboration with health leaders across the country, reveals opportunities to improve the design

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

Sharing the benefits: How to use data effectively in the public sector – Reform

Report from the think tank Reform that demonstrates the potential of data sharing to transform the delivery of public services and improve outcomes for citizens. It explores how government can overcome various challenges to ‘get data right’ and enable better

Transforming Mental Health Provision for Children and Young People Summary findings of consultation events with children’s sector practitioners and parents – National Children’s Bureau

Report of the Young Minds focus group to further understand the views of young people, parents and carers, and professionals on the Green Paper ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision‘.  The focus group consisted of over 80 participants

Consultations with young people on the green paper Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision – Youth Access

Report of the Youth Access focus group to further understand the views of young people, parents and carers, and professionals on the Green Paper ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision‘.

Young Minds: student insights report on green paper proposals – Young Minds

Report of the Young Minds focus group to further understand the views of young people, parents and carers, and professionals on the Green Paper ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision‘.  Key issues identified by the focus group were:

GP Forward View: Assessment of progress Year 2 – Royal College of General Practitioners

Report that finds several key areas where progress is being made, including: promises of a state-backed medical indemnity for GPs in England more GPs in training than ever before the establishment of the NHS GP health service, which is highly rated

How to produce a Sustainable Development Management Plan (SDMP) – The Sustainable Development Unit and NHS Improvement

Organisations have a duty to protect the health of future generations by reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change. The health and care system reduced emissions by 18.5% up to 2017. While this is good progress, it is still behind