EU Exit Operational Readiness Guidance: Actions the health and care system in England should take to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario – Department of Health and Social Care

Actions that providers and commissioners of health and social care services should take to prepare for, and manage, the risks of a no-deal exit scenario. Guidance, developed and agreed with NHS England and NHS Improvement, will support the health and

Annex E: Integration of specialised services with local health and care systems – NHS England

This document provides detail on how specialised services will be planned in collaboration with local systems to ensure more joined-up care for patients.

The Women’s Mental Health Taskforce: Final Report – Department of Health and Social Care

Report that sets out how women’s experience of mental ill health can differ to men’s. It covers: core themes in women’s mental health the involvement of women with lived experience principles for service design; and future strategic priorities. The report urges

Department of Health and Social Care accounts: Seventy-First Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Key recommendations of this report are: the Department of Health and Social Care should provide an assessment of the impact of regional variations on patient care; urgent action is needed on risks Brexit poses to recruitment and the supply of

Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, 2018: Health 2040: Better Health Within Reach – Department of Health and Social Care

Chief Medical Officers annual report, this year the focus is on discussing: health as the nation’s primary asset the health environment we live in and build together using emerging technologies to improve health for everyone effective planning for the future

Workforce briefing – winter 2018 – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

This briefing document from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) reveals that patient demand is strongly outstripping the supply of doctors as the usual seasonal increase combined with a rise in children’s emergency admissions is placing unprecedented demand on

Clinical guidelines for major incidents and mass casualty events – NHS England

This guidance has been developed with the occasional trauma team in mind, for example, surgeons in a trauma unit who need to treat a deteriorating P2 patient, or a P1 patient who has been conveyed to the trauma unit, during

A review of the role and costs of clinical commissioning groups – National Audit Office

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are clinically-led statutory bodies that have a legal duty to plan and commission most of the hospital and community NHS services in the local areas for which they are responsible. Since commissioning was introduced into the NHS

The NHS long-term plan: Lessons from the Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care – Institute for Public Policy Research

Report that details the IPPRs response to the need to develop a long term plan for the NHS. It suggests: The NHS’s funding deal is welcome – but is also incomplete. The NHS long-term plan must re-double efforts to transform

Londoners said – Mental Health Foundation

Report on an engagement exercise udertaken for Thrive LDN by the Mental Health Foundation. Thrive LDN is a citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners. The report recommends that they: Develop, train and support a

NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) Training Module – NHS England

A training module developed for NHS 111 health advisors and pharmacy teams to help describe the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) and to illustrate the change in the patient journey since its introduction.

Nursing care for people experiencing homelessness: A Survey of the QNI Homeless Health Network – Queen’s Nursing Institute

This report presents the expert knowledge and experience of Homeless Health Nurses and contributes to the evidence for meeting the health care needs of people who are homeless, giving clear recommendations to support service planning.

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Return on Investment Tool: Final Report – Public Health England

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention is a major public health priority in England. The NHS RightCare Optimal Pathway has highlighted 6 CVD high-risk conditions that are currently under-diagnosed and insufficiently managed despite a range of available interventions, and therefore represent targets

The lives we want to lead: Findings, implications and recommendations on the LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing: LGA consultation response – Local Government Association

Responses to the consultation demonstrate an unequivocal view of the importance of adult social care and support. That importance is defined in different ways. Some frame social care as a moral responsibility, a hallmark of a civilised society and as

Health visitor service delivery metrics and outcomes: Metric and outcome definitions – Public Health England

This document presents metadata including the definitions of health visitor service delivery metrics and associated outcomes as calculated from the Community Services Dataset.

Help at home: Use of assistive technology for older people – National Institute for Health Research

This review presents a selection of recent research on assistive technology for older people funded by The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and other government funders. This has been selected with help from an expert steering group. In this

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report – GIRFT Programme

Report that finds Nearly two thirds of procedures were coded to the wrong specialty, meaning outcomes, treatment volumes and which units did what was hard to measure. The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons has pledged to start collecting

Securing Funds for the Proposed NHS Multi-year Funding: The Feasibility of Using a Hypothecated Tax – Office for Health Economics

In June 2018 the UK Government announced an increase of 3.4% per annum in spending on the NHS in England for each of three years. It indicated that taxes will rise to pay for this. Debate has increased as to

Care staffing in the NHS: the good, the bad and the promising – BPP University School of Nursing

Report from BPP University School of Nursing looking at nurse recruitment. It finds while it is clear that NHS trusts are having to deal with budgetary pressures and a skills shortage which may be exacerbated by Brexit, they are also

Investigating recent developments in the commissioning system – Policy Research unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System

Report that finds integration of services was receiving major attention at local level. No particular organisational form was thought necessary to promote increased collaborative working. Rather, changes are being led by detailed joint work between individuals at local level. Sites adapted their