NHS England Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR): Guidance for the initial management of self presenters from incidents involving hazardous materials – NHS England

This document is to assist healthcare facilities or NHS branded buildings, where patients may present, to plan for and respond to self-presenters from a hazardous materials (HazMat) or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) incidents.

Annual Epidemiological Spotlight on HIV in the West Midlands: 2017 data – Public Health England

HIV remains an important public health problem in the West Midlands. This report covers: diagnoses people living with diagnosed and undiagnosed HIV implications for prevention HIV risk reduction messages

Euro Health Consumer Index 2018 – Health Consumer Powerhouse

Index providing a comparison for assessing the performance of national healthcare systems in 35 countries. The EHCI analyses national healthcare on 46 indicators, looking into areas such as Patient Rights and Information, Access to Care, Treatment Outcomes, Range and Reach

Keeping kids safe: Improving safeguarding responses to gang violence and criminal exploitation – Children’s Commissioner

This research estimates there are 27,000 children in England who identify as a gang member, only a fraction of whom are known to children’s services. Some of these children may only identify loosely with a gang and may not be

What does Brexit mean for social policy in the UK?: An exploration of the potential consequences of the 2016 referendum for public services, inequalities and social rights: (SPDO research paper 3) – London School of Economics

This paper explores the  potential consequences of the decision to leave the EU for domestic social policy. Drawing on existing research and evidence, it sheds light on the many ways in which social policy in the UK has been affected

Proceed with caution: What makes personal budgets work? – Reform

Critical examination of personal budgets from the Reform think tank and how they have been used to deliver public services in the UK. It suggests where personal budgets show potential to deliver more effective, personalised public services, whilst also highlighting

Improving the public’s health: Local government delivers – Local Government Association

Local Government Association report that finds: Data from Public Health England’s spend and outcome tool (SPOT) demonstrates that a number of key health outcomes have improved since responsibility for public health transferred to local authorities, despite the spend in several

Trends In Life Expectancy In EU And Other OECD Countries: Why are improvements slowing? – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

This paper reports on trends in life expectancy in the 28 EU countries and some other high-income OECD countries, and examines potential explanations for the slowdown in improvements in recent years. The slowdown in improvements in life expectancy since 2011

The UK Strategy for Rare Diseases 2019: Update to the Implementation Plan for England – Department of Health and Social Care

This update on the strategy’s progress covers 5 main areas: empowering those affected by rare diseases identifying and preventing rare diseases diagnosis and early intervention coordination of care the role of research It also sets out the actions that DHSC

Integrated Communities Action Plan – HM Government

The Integrated Communities Action Plan contains a range of cross-government measures to support the government’s commitment to build strong integrated communities where people – whatever their background – live, work, learn and socialise together, based on shared rights, responsibilities and

Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper: Building stronger, more united communities – HM Government

This green paper sets out a programme of actions to build strong integrated communities where people – whatever their background – live, work, learn and socialise together, based on shared rights, responsibilities and opportunities.

National dental epidemiology programme: Oral health survey of 5-year-old children 2018 to 2019: National protocol – Public Health England

This document describes the methods fieldworkers should use to collect oral health information for the survey of 5 year olds in the academic year 2018 to 2019.

NHS Breast Screening Programme: Failsafe batch guidance – Public Health England

This document clarifies the process of running failsafe batches to identify eligible women who have not been invited for screening. All breast screening services must specify and select routine failsafe batches monthly between day 13 and day 17 of every

Test and treat for Helicobacter pylori (HP) in dyspepsia: Quick reference guide for primary care: For consultation and local adaptation – Public Health England

These documents aim to provide a simple, effective, economical and empirical approach for testing and treatment of Helicobacter pylori and to minimise the emergence of antibiotic resistance in the community.

Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2017/18 – Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission report that finds that there has been an overall improvement in some aspects of care in 2016 to 2018, compared with findings in 2014 to 2016. They found: Some improvement in the quality of care planning and

Making Outcome-Based Payment A Reality In The NHS – Office of Health Economics.

Report that explores the feasibility of introducing one type of flexible payment mechanism –outcome-based payment (OBP) –for cancer medicines into the NHS in England. This model links the price the NHS pays for a medicine to the outcomes it achieves

Mental Health and the Armed Forces, Part Two: The Provision of Care: Fourteenth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Defence Committee

Report that calls for a a highly professional place of safety to which veterans suffering from mental health problems can be sent as soon as they are diagnosed, in order to be stabilised and to begin to receive assistance for

Paying to breathe: why unfair asthma prescription charges must be stopped – Asthma UK

Asthma is a life-threatening and life-long condition. To stay well, people with asthma often need to take their preventer inhaler every day for their entire lifetime. They also need their reliever inhaler to help them if their asthma symptoms flare