Crisis In Care: What Do MPs Think – Health for Care

Health for Care is a coalition, led by the NHS Confederation, of 15 national health organisations. To inform government thinking ahead of the green paper and the expected spending review in autumn 2019, the coalition wanted to test the views

NHS RightCare: Frailty Toolkit Optimising a frailty system – NHS RightCare

Increasing numbers of people are at risk of developing frailty. People living with frailty are experiencing unwarranted variation in their care. This toolkit will provides expert practical advice and guidance on how to commission and provide the best system wide

Older Men At The Margins: Guidance For Practitioners And Services Providing Groups For Older Men – Age UK

Older Men at the Margins was a two-year study to understand how men aged 65 and over from different social backgrounds and circumstances experienced loneliness and social isolation. It also explored the formal and informal ways they sought to stay

Under the skin: Listening to the voices of older people on influenza immunisation – International Longevity Centre UK

Preventing ill-health and reducing the burden of disease is  increasingly recognised as vital in the context of an ageing society, and influenza immunisation programmes are a key plank of preventative strategies in many countries across the world. Rates of influenza

Waiting For Care: Is Scotland Meeting Its Commitment To Older People – Age UK Scotland

Report that highlights in Scotland that more than 4 in 10 older people with ‘critical’ or ‘substantial’ needs wait more than six weeks for social care in Scotland. It outlines six recommendations to local and national government which could help

Taking The P***: The Decline Of The Great British Public Toilet – Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)

Royal Society for Public Health report considering the state of the UK’s public conveniences, the impact this has on health and wellbeing, and public perceptions of what should be done. It sheds light on the health burden of this declining

Active Ageing: An Anchor Hanover report in association with Demos – Demos

This report, written in conjunction with care home provider Anchor Hanover, highlights the costs of physical inactivity in older people to the NHS and estimates that by 2030, this could be as much as £1.3bn. It also outlines the human

Care Deserts: The Impact Of A Dysfunctional Market In Adult Social Care Provision – Age UK

Report by Incisive Health for Age UK highlights the extent of the local lottery that now exists when trying to secure residential care or care at home, and the long-feared emergence of ‘care deserts’ in some places. These are localities

National Survey Of Local Innovation And Research Needs Of The NHS: Full Report – The AHSN Network

This report includes analysis of the innovation and research needs at local level across all Academic Health Science Networks. There were some differences in regional priorities but common themes emerged which reflected wider challenges facing the NHS and align with

Social Care: Free At The Point Of Need The Case For Free Personal Care In England – Institute for Public Policy Research

Institute for Public Policy Research paper that sets out new research and policy proposals which aim to address the growing crisis in social care. Its recommendations aim to improve the efficiency of health and social care services in England by

Care home performance across England – Independent Age

Briefing from Independent Age that assesses the state of care home performance across England and looks at what is being done to tackle poor performance.  It uses publicly available inspection data from the Care Quality Commission to work out a

Raising the bar on strength and balance: The importance of community-based provision – Centre for Aging Better

Report that presents the models of delivery, issues, barriers and innovative solutions of community-based strength and balance programmes. Falls are not an inevitable part of ageing and can be prevented. Although there are some NHS rehabilitation services that provide strength

Unmet Needs: Improper Social Care Assessments For Older People In England – Human Rights Watch

Depth interviews were undertaken with older people and their relatives (104 in total) in twelve cities and towns across England. Some said that assessors appeared not to understand their disabilities and support needs. In other cases, before beginning an assessment,

UK Poverty 2018 – Joeseph Rowntree Foundation

Joseph Rowntree Foundation report that examines how UK poverty rates have changed in our society over the last few years, as well as over the longer term. The research focuses particularly on changes to poverty among children and workers, as

Herpes zoster (shingles) immunisation programme 2017 to 2018: evaluation report: Evaluation of the fifth year of the shingles vaccination programme in England from 2017 to 2018 – Public Health England

In 2017 to 2018, patients became eligible for the shingles vaccine on their 70th and 78th birthday. Data underlying this report were collected according to the previous eligibility criteria, when patients were eligible if they were 70 or 78 on

Age is just a number: Views among people aged 50 and over in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing – Centre for Ageing Better

Report on a longitudinal study on ageing that finds it is essential that we help people to think about their health and how to keep active and socially connected as they grow older so that their worst expectations about poor

Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering: Review of community contributions in later life – The Centre for Ageing Better

Centre for Ageing Better report calls on charities, voluntary organisations and the public sector to do more to support and sustain the good will and effort of older volunteers. Making a contribution to our communities has been shown to improve

NDTMS Themed Report: Does the North West of England have an ageing drug treatment population? – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The report provides information on the number of people aged 45 and over in contact with treatment by D(A)AT of residence, along with their demographic profile, the referral source into treatment and the type of intervention entered in comparison to