The Public Health contribution to capacity planning and demand management in Cheshire and Merseyside,Phase 3: Pulmonary rehabilitation: (Observatory Report Series Number 56) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Following a search of the literature of public health interventions that can be provided by the NHS to reduce hospital admissions (see Report No. 53), this report attempts to quantify the impact on hospital activity in Cheshire and Merseyside by

The Public Health contribution to capacity planning and demand management in Cheshire and Merseyside, Phase 3: Preventing falls in older people: (Observatory Report Series Number 55) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Following a search of the literature of public health interventions that can be provided by the NHS to reduce hospital admissions (see Report No. 53), this report attempts to quantify the impact on hospital activity in Cheshire and Merseyside by

Reducing emergency alcohol‐related hospital admissions: (Observatory Report Series number 77) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Recommends the following effective policy interventions; Taxation is the most effective policy intervention Address availability of alcohol, e.g. limits on hours or days of sale, and density of outlets, and address marketing of alcohol. Examine pricing policies, particularly price promotions

Interventions to reduce emergency admissions for heart failure: (Observatory Report Series number 79) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Report that recommends that commissioners: Help enable the population to reduce the risk factors for heart failure, such as  delivery of brief interventions to reduce smoking rates and monitoring of those with diabetes. Refer for genetic testing where appropriate. Develop

Patient Discharge From Hospital To General Practice: Thematic Report 2017-2018 – Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales report that finds the quality and timeliness of discharge information was variable across Wales, with this area of the NHS requiring significant attention to ensure that safe and effective healthcare is provided.   It is clear that some

Interventions to reduce emergency hospital admissions for respiratory illness: (Observatory Report Series number 78) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Respiratory illness is a particular concern in the North West. According to the North West Public Health Observatory, indirectly standardised ratios of those admitted to hospital with Acute Respiratory conditions (173.51) and Chronic Lower Respiratory conditions (194.32) are much higher for Liverpool than

Interventions to reduce emergency hospital admissions for diabetes : (Observatory Report Series number 80) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Early treatment and intervention can greatly reduce the risk of complications and reduce health service expenditure, as well as improving quality of life for those with diabetes, so early intervention in this area is vital.  This report looks at interventions to reduce emergency

Interventions to reduce emergency hospital admissions for falls: (Observatory Report Series number 81) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Falls are a major cause of disability and mortality in the UK. Thirty per cent of those aged 65 and over who live in the community fall each year, rising to 45% for those aged 80 and over (Department of Health, 2009).

Reducing Emergency Admissions to Hospital -Redesign of services: (Observatory Report Series number 82) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

This report considers the evidence base and makes recommendations on how appropriate redesign of primary, intermediate and secondary care services can reduce emergency admissions to hospital. Reducing demand on A&E helps to ensure that the patients who truly need these

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

The Montefiore Health System in New York – The King’s Fund

Explores how the The Montefiore Health System in New York is building primary and community care, managing patients with complex needs, supporting infrastructure, and elements of a high-performing system. A previous long read from the King’s Fund on the system can be

A Picture of Health: the NHS at 70 and its future – Fabian Society

Fabian Society report that looks backwards at the history and achievements of the NHS over the last 70 years. It also looks to the future, in the context of acute financial pressures and growing healthcare needs . The report argues

Government Response to the First Joint Report of the Education and Health and Social Care Committees of Session 2017-19 on Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: A Green Paper – Department of Health and Social Care and Department for Education

Government response to the joint report of the Education and Health and Social Care Committees on ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper’. It also gives the Governments response to the consultation on the Green Paper. This consultation

Supporting Primary Care Services: NHS England’s contract with Capita: Fifty-Seventh Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Report from the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee that find NHS England’s outsourcing of primary care support services to Capita Business Services Ltd (Capita) a shambles. Its short-sighted rush to slash by a third the £90 million it cost

Leadership in today’s NHS: delivering the impossible – The King’s Fund

King’s Fund survey data from 145 trusts shows that executive director vacancies in NHS providers are widespread.  Key findings include: 8 per cent of executive director posts are vacant 37% of trusts have at least one vacant executive director role,

Creating workforce stability in emergency care: Expected good practice – Royal College of Emergency Medicine, NHS England, Health Education England and NHS Improvement

Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM), NHS England and Health Education England, NHS Improvement have plan to ensure sustainable staffing in our emergency departments.  It recognises improving A&E performance is a core priority in the NHS and properly staffed emergency

Securing the future workforce for emergency departments in England – Royal College of Emergency Medicine, NHS England, Health Education England and NHS Improvement

Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM), NHS England and Health Education England, NHS Improvement have plan to ensure sustainable staffing in our emergency departments.  It recognises improving A&E performance is a core priority in the NHS and properly staffed emergency

Urology: GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report – Getting It Right First Time

Following visits to 134 trusts providing urology services, this report examines the way that urology is currently provided in England and sets out 18 recommendations to improve the these services.  The recommendations bring opportunities for efficiencies and savings of up

A Dangerous Waiting Game? A Review Of Patient Access To Inguinal Hernia Surgery In England – Royal College of Surgeons and British Hernia Society

Royal College of Surgeons and British Hernia Society report that finds 57% of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are denying patients quick access to to groin (inguinal) hernia operations. The only curative treatment for patients with a groin hernia is surgery,

Ten priorities for the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care- NHS Confederation

Outlines the NHS Confederation’s ten key priorities for the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matthew Hancock.  They include supporting digital health, sorting funding and strategy issues across NHS and Social Care, delivering transformation and acting as