The state of health care and adult social care in England 2018/19 – Care Quality Commission

Who cares?: the financialisation of adult social care – Institute for Public Policy Research

Institute for Public Policy Research report that identifies that social care’s reliance on private bed provision is growing, and larger providers – particularly those funded by private equity firms – are becoming more dominant. A growing reliance on private provision

Caring, supportive, collaborative: Doctors’ vision for change in the NHS – British Medical Association

This report draws on the experience and expertise of BMA members across all branches of medical practice in the UK. It outlines where the BMA believe changes are needed to ensure patient care is safe, makes the NHS a great

Drivers of health care expenditure: final report: (CHE Research Paper 169) – University of York Centre for Health Economics

Since the NHS was established growth in health care expenditure (HCE) has outpaced the rise in both GDP and in total public expenditure. Known drivers of HCE growth include demographic factors, income and wealth effects, technology and cost pressures. To

Government outsourcing: what has worked and what needs reform? – Institute for Government

Institute for Government report that ranks which projects and services have been outsourced successfully and which need reform. The report also shows that consecutive governments have overstated the benefits of outsourcing. Senior politicians regularly claim outsourcing can still deliver 20–30

Will population ageing spell the end of the welfare state? A review of evidence and policy options – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

This brief serves as an overview and introduction to the Economics of Healthy and Active Ageing series. It reviews the main evidence on the health and long-term care costs associated with ageing populations to better understand the expected cost pressures

Sustainable health financing with an ageing population: implications of different revenue raising mechanisms and policy options – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

While there have been many prior analyses of how population ageing affects health and long-term care expenditure trends, very little is known about how population ageing affects a country’s ability to generate revenues to pay for health. This brief looks

Course corrections: how health care innovators learn from setbacks to achieve success – The Commonwealth Fund

This report examines new models for delivering and paying for health care to better serve vulnerable patients, including people with multiple chronic conditions, serious illnesses, or functional limitations, as well as those at risk of developing health problems because of

CCG 360° Stakeholder Survey National Report 2018/19: Case studies of high performing CCGs – NHS England

A central part of the CCG assessment process is the CCG 360 Stakeholder Survey, case studies of good practice are presented in this report. A key aim of the survey is to enable NHS England to assess whether CCGs are

CCG 360° Stakeholder Survey National Report 2018/19: National Report – NHS England

A central part of the CCG assessment process is the CCG 360 Stakeholder Survey, the findings of which are presented in this report. A key aim of the survey is to enable NHS England to assess whether CCGs are operating

Public Health Outcomes Framework 2019/20: a consultation: Government response – Public Health England

This is the government response to the consulta tion on reviewing the 2016 to 2019 Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF).  From 2019 to 2020, there will be 75 high level indicator categories which include 161 individual indicators. A full list

Emergency admissions to hospital from care homes: how often and what for? – Health Foundation

Health Foundation briefing from the Improvement Analytics Unit, a joint initiative between NHS England and the Health Foundation. Key points are: Analysis of a national linked dataset identifying permanent care home residents aged 65 and older and their hospital found that

Transforming elective care services radiology: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England

This handbook is for commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of radiology elective care services. It describes what local health and care systems can do to transform radiology elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and

Transforming elective care services neurology: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England

This handbook is for commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of neurology elective care services. It describes what local health and care systems can do to transform neurology elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and

Transforming elective care services general medicine: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England

This handbook is for commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of general medicine elective care services. It describes what local health and care systems can do to transform general medicine elective care services at pace, why this is

Creating a culture of excellence: How healthcare leaders can build and sustain continuous improvement – KPMG

Globally, healthcare leaders are increasingly looking to embed the principles of continuous improvement in their organizations. Empowering staff to deliver safe, high-quality, reliable care can provide a step-change in results.  Continuous improvement helps address these obstacles by fostering a systematic and

Better Care Fund Planning Requirements for 2019-20 – Department of Health and Social Care, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and NHS England

Guidance on Better Care Fund planning requirements, which support the core NHS operational planning and contracting guidance for 2019 to 2020 that also details the Better Care Fund operating guidance.

Setting up a High Intensity User service: An NHS RightCare resource pack – NHS RightCare

The High Intensity User (HIU) service was initiated by NHS Blackpool CCG and has since been rolled out in a number of other CCGs. The Implementation Team within NHS RightCare have undertaken evaluation of effectiveness across 4 CCGs.  It is

HSC (2000) 017 : Modernising critical care services – NHS Executive

This HSC summarises the modernisation programme for critical care services following the publication of Comprehensive Critical Care, the Report of the Expert Group on Critical Care Services; allocates additional resources for critical care services during 2000/01; sets out the requirements

HSC (2000) 016: Winter (2000) 01: capacity planning for health and social care : emergency care and social care – Department of Health

This circular: sets out arrangements for planning emergency and elective care at local level to ensure that services respond well to seasonal pressures whilst maintaining progress in reducing waiting lists. summarises the arrangements for whole system planning with social care,