The recent detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a disease of cervids (mammal of the deer family), for the first time in Europe raises concerns about domestic exposure to CWD prions and risks to human health. These assessments consider the risk of introduction
Updated information on acetylene (also known as ethyne) for use in responding to chemical incidents. The documents provide information on the health effects of exposure, the chemical’s toxicity and material for responding to a chemical incident.
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
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
This guidance document has been produced to provide guidance to organisations completing the Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) annual assurance process.
Paper from the County Councils Network that calls for a fully-funded Cap on the cost of social care to prevent services, care providers and councils being pushed closer to breaking point. It also makes the case that if the government’s reform agenda is
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
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
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,
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 central part of the CCG assessment process is the 2017 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
In life every one of us needs a stable and secure home, it is central to leading healthy, fulfilled and productive lives. But for too many people housing is unavailable, unaffordable, or not appropriate for what they need. Aheald of
Paper building the case for long term, sustained investment in local government as well as laying out the positive outcomes this would deliver for the country. Ahead of the Social Care Green Paper this report aims to help define what a system
Local government makes a vital contribution to promoting good mental health in individuals and communities. The main ways this happens are through: system-wide leadership through health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) public health responsibilities to promote mental wellbeing and prevent poor
This paper aims to: provide examples of funding configurations for health and social care, as well as changes that have been implemented, or are being considered, in a range of high-income countries explore the drivers of recent or planned health
Reviews the transition from children and adolescent mental health services to understand how variations in the transition impacts the safe and effective care of young people. It makes a number of recommendations to national NHS organisations to make the transition
After seven years of government funding reductions totalling nearly 50 per cent and rising demand for services, local authorities are under real strain according to this House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts report/. Key services that support vulnerable people,
This report of a two-day symposium attended by health experts from the UK, USA and Ireland, traces the development and impact of integrated care to date, homes in on some examples of successful practice and draws out the key lessons for later-adopters.
National Audit Office report that presents and discuss 16 challenges to improved joint working. It highlights some of the work being carried out nationally and locally to overcome these challenges and the progress that has been made. It also identifies some
Reviews how the local area works within and across three key areas: Maintaining people’s health and wellbeing at home Care and support when people experience a crisis Supporting people when they leave hospital Finds: Organisations intended to work together but mostly