First 1000 days of life: Thirteenth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee

Report that recommends that the Government consider the needs of vulnerable families in all policies. It calls for each local authority area should develop, jointly with local NHS bodies, communities and the voluntary sector, a clear and ambitious plan for

State of the North 2018: Reprioritising the Northern Powerhouse – Institute for Public Policy Research

The north of England has rarely faced such threat and opportunity. Brexit looms; budgets in essential NHS and council services are at breaking point. The world’s major, long-term challenges – globalisation, climate change, AI, automation and an ageing population –

Voluntary Reporting On Disability, Mental Health And Wellbeing: A Framework To Support Employers To Report Voluntarily On Disability, Mental Health And Wellbeing In The Workplace – Department for Work and Pensions

The government believes that transparency and reporting can support the cultural change required to build a more inclusive society. The voluntary reporting framework has been developed by the government in partnership with leading businesses and third sector organisations to support

Health for Wealth: Building a Healthier Northern Powerhouse for UK Productivity – Northern Health Sciences Alliance

There is a well-known productivity gap between the Northern Powerhouse and the rest of England of £4 per person-per-hour.. There is also a substantial health gap between the Northern Powerhouse and the rest of England, with average life expectancy 2 years lower in the

Letting local systems lead: How the long-term plan could deliver a more sustainable NHS – NHS Confederation

This paper sets out the findings from a survey of senior leaders of clinical commissioning groups, acute, community and mental health trusts, ambulance services, independent sector providers and voluntary/third sector provider organisations in the English health system. survey and draws

Estimating diversion ratios of hospital mergers: Economics Working Paper – Competition and Markets Authority

Understanding patient choice is vital in assessing the closeness of competition between hospitals. The standard technique used in the UK is to estimate substitution patterns based on historical GP referrals. This paper compares the results of the ‘GP referral’ methodology to a demand

Private Provision of Publicly Funded Health Care: The Economics of Ownership – Office of Health Economics

Office of Health Economics briefing that outlines the NHS ownership debate in terms of the economics. It aims to improve understanding of how economics can or cannot help to resolve the question of whether the private ownership of health care

Evaluation of Approaches to Health Literacy in Ashton, Leigh and Wigan – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The purpose of this evaluation is to provide evidence of the effectiveness of NHS Ashton, Leigh and Wigan’s approach to building public health capacity; developing health literacy; and empowering people to manage their own health. It explores the role and

Reducing the impacts of welfare reform and recession: A guide based upon evidence from Merseyside and Cheshire – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Recent and ongoing reforms to the welfare system and the economic recession have had significant impacts upon many of the most vulnerable members of the population and the services supporting them. Included in this guide are ten evidence-based recommendations to

Issues Surrounding the Estimation of the Opportunity Cost of Adopting a New Health Care Technology: Areas for Further Research – Office for Health Economics

Proposes new approaches in three areas to improve understanding of supply side opportunity costs for the NHS. It explores improving efficiency, production functions and purchaser priorities.

The lives we want to lead: The LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing – Local Government Association

Years of significant underfunding of councils, coupled with rising demand and costs for care and support, have combined to push adult social care services to breaking point.   This document sets out options for how the system could be improved and the

The Automation Impact: Which, when and where? – Localis

Automation is a major point of debate in politics and policy. How it will happen, when it will happen and who will be affected are all contentious questions with multiple, often conflicting, answers. Cutting through the various arguments around automation

Power to the People: How stronger unions can deliver economic justice – Institute for Public Policy Research Commission on Economic Justice

Report from Centre for Economic Justice (Institute for Public Policy Research) the that suggests the decline of the union movement has contributed to a growing imbalance of power in the economy, and a consequent decline in the share of national

The Economic Value of the Adult Social Care sector – UK: Final Report – Skills for Care

Report that estimates that in 2016, adult social care sector GVA (The measure of the value of goods and services produced by an economy. It is output minus intermediate consumption) was £24.3 billion. Most of this was estimated to be

False economy: An analysis of NHS funding pressures – The Health Foundation

Health Foundation report that identifies The total budget for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) rose by just 0.6% to £122.8bn in 2016/17. This followed an increase in spending of 2.8% in 2015/16. On average, since the NHS’s

Securing the future: funding health and social care to the 2030s – Institute of Fiscal Studies

Report from the Instistute of Fiscal Studies and the Health Foundation that looks at the future funding needs of Health and Social Care. It suggests that UK spending on healthcare will have to rise by an average 3.3% a year over the

Strength and Opportunity 2017: The landscape of the medical technology and biopharmaceutical sectors in the UK – Department of Health and Social Care, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, and Office for Life Sciences

This annual report analyses the updated 2017 dataset from the bioscience and health technology database. The data relates to companies that are active in the UK in the health life sciences sectors: medical technology bio-pharmaceuticals This report shows that the

Life Science Competitiveness Indicators – Office for Life Sciences

Charts providing information on the UK life science sector, and how it compares to other countries. Areas covered include: UK industry research and development regulatory environment clinical research

Investigation into clinical correspondence handling in the NHS – National Audit Office

At the October 2017 hearing of the Committee of Public Accounts to consider the National Audit Office’s investigation into NHS SBS, NHS England informed the Committee that it had discovered a new backlog of 162,000 items of clinical correspondence that had not been

NHS Agency Staffing and the Impact of Recent Interventions: (Seminar Briefing 22) – Office of Health Economics

Report on an Office of Health Economics Seminar on NHS staffing markets and the use of temporary staff, specifically in the NHS provider sector, i.e. foundation trusts and NHS trust. (which include hospitals). It provides an overview of the NHS labour