Dental Contract Reform: Evaluation of the first year of prototyping 2016-2017 – Department of Health and Social Care

Third evaluation report produced as part of the dental contract reform programme.  It has been developed to provide a general overview of the prototyping programme over the first year and focuses on: access and accessibility quality and appropriateness of care oral

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

The State Of The Provider Sector: NHS Community Services: Taking Centre Stage – NHS Providers

NHS Providers report detailing good practice where community service providers have successfully developed new ways of working, collaborating with other services to improve care for patients. However it concludes that in practice, support on the ground has failed to match

Good rostering guide – BMA and NHS Employers

This guide sets out ways in which good rostering practice can be used to develop rotas. It aims to support and create an effective training environment that also meets the needs of the service, while enabling flexibility for doctors and

Home from hospital: How housing services are relieving pressure on the NHS – National Housing Federation

12 examples of schemes where people get the care and support they need outside of hospital wards.  It detailsthe housing offer and the diverse housing and health services provided by housing associations and local authorities. These include: Temporary homes for

The Business Case For People Powered Health – Nesta

Report on the business case for the People Powered Health approach: what investments would it require and what benefits could it bring?  It finds: The People Powered Health approach could reduce the cost of managing patients with long-term conditions by

The links between low productivity, low pay and in-work poverty – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Concern about the UK’s productivity problem has become widespread. This briefing examines the productivity gap between Britain and its competitors.  This briefing finds that: Fixing the UK’s productivity problem requires action for the lagging parts of the economy – low

Public Service Mutuals: State of the Sector 2018 – Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

Report from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport that provides up to date and comprehensive research and evidence as to the state of the public service mutuals (mutuals) sector. It also offers insight into the challenges faced by mutuals,

Spotlight on the 10 High Impact Actions – Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of General Practitioners research on the effectiveness of NHS England’s Time for Care Programme, specifically its 10 High Impact Actions: a range of initiatives that were introduced with the aim of increasing capacity in general practice and reducing

Can government stop losing its mind?: How network thinking can help us record, find and use what we need – Nesta

This Nesta report sets out how the public sector could benefit from a federated, data-driven approach: one that provides greater power to its leaders, benefits its participants and users, and improves performance through better use of, and structured access to,

Test Beds Programme: Information to support the launch of wave 2 – NHS England

The Test Bed programme originated in the Five Year Forward View and was set up to provide a novel approach to test innovations in health systems, by tackling well established barriers to the uptake of innovation. Test Beds were established

NHS e-Referral Service: guidance for managing referrals – NHS England

The guidance and frequently asked questions document have been produced to support NHS organisations implementing changes to deliver electronic referrals to first out-patient appointments across the NHS. FAQs

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.

Facing the Future Audit 2017: Facing the Future: Standards for acute general paediatric services: Facing the Future: Together for child health – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

This audit covers Facing the Future: Standards for acute general paediatric services and Facing the Future: Together for child health. It highlights gaps within paediatric rotas, with not enough consultants present within the hospital during times of self-identified peak activity.

Accounting for the quality of NHS output: (CHE Research Paper 153) – University of York Centre for Health Economics

This review provides the conceptual framework needed to select potentially appropriate characteristics of healthcare outputs to be included in a measure of NHS output. To this end the research team has evaluated three published sets of criteria developed by national

The two billion pound question: Is there an opportunity to move from meeting to managing demand?: Reframing demand at the health and care interface – Impower

This report was published on the anniversary of the Government’s announcement of an additional £2 billion for adult social care in the 2017 Budget. With £1 billion of the funding almost spent, and another £1 billion to be invested by

Tough Task: The NHS delivering for patients and staff in 2018/19 – NHS Providers

Based on a survey of NHS trust leaders, this report reveals widespread scepticism about the ability of the service to meet performance and financial targets in 2018/19. It argues that patients’ experience of care will continue to fall below the

Productivity of the English National Health Service: 2015/16 Update: (CHE Research Paper 152) – University of York Centre for Health Economics

University of York Centre for Health Economics update on the productivity growth of the NHS in England over 2014/15 to 2015/16. Finds there has been a significant growth in NHS activity over this period, accompanied by a growth in staff.

The Lord Darzi review of health and care: interim report – Institute for Public Policy Research

This interim report of the Lord Darzi Review of Health presents this evidence in preparation for the final report which will be published in the lead up to 70th anniversary of the NHS and will set out a long term

NHS Innovation Accelerator Evaluation: Final Report – Institute for Employment Studies

Evaluation of the NHS Innovation Accelerator which was created to help create conditions and cultural change to generate faster and more systematic uptake of healthcare innovations across the NHS. It establishes the common conditions essential for adoption and spread of