Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Breast Screening Programme Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust – Public Health England

The findings in this report relate to the quality assurance (QA) visit to the Humberside Breast Screening Programme (BSP) held on 10 November 2016.

A Society of Readers – Demos

Demos carried out research over the summer of 2018 to assess the potential impact of reading on several great challenges of our time: loneliness, mental health problems, dementia and social (im)mobility. If left unchecked, this research shows, these challenges will

A fair, supportive society: summary report – University College London Institute of Health Equity

NHS England commissioned report that highlights that some of the most vulnerable people in society – those with learning disabilities – will die 15-20 years sooner on average than the general population. Much of the government action needed to improve

Evidence-based early years intervention: Eleventh Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

Early intervention is a loosely-defined term that refers to taking action to resolve problems as soon as possible, before they become more difficult to reverse. This Report, considers early intervention in relation to childhood adversity and trauma, to tackle the

Right treatment, right time – Rethink Mental Illness

This report sets out a clear picture of the significant gap in access to health services for people severely affected by mental illness based on a survey with 1,600 respondents. It identifies: Average wait time for an assessment is 14

Statement on Visit to the United Kingdom, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights: London, 16 November 2018 – World Health Organization

Report on the contribution made by social security and related policies in the United Kingdom have resulted in poverty levels, It notes local authorities, especially in England, which perform vital roles in providing a real social safety net have been

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

Fair funding for mental health: putting parity into practice: Briefing – Institute for Public Policy Research

The NHS is currently in the process of authoring a long-term plan that will set out what it wants to achieve with additional funding and how this funding will be allocated. This Institute for Public Policy Research briefing argues that

How Should Health Policy Respond To The Growing Challenge Of Multimorbidity?: We need patient-centred care, with more emphasis on generalist rather than specialist care and better integration between general practice, hospitals and social care: (Policy Report 39) – University of Bristol, Policy Bristol

The number of people with multiple long-term conditions, known as multimorbidity, is rising internationally, putting increased pressure on health care systems, including the NHS. Researchers from the 3D Study – the largest ever trial of a person-centred approach to caring

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

Progress of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health: On the road to parity – All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health report of an in depth inquiry into the progress of the government’s mental health strategy, the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. The findings can be split into three main themes: investing in

Community learning mental health research project: Phase two evaluation report – Department for Education

Report on a project to understand how adult and community learning courses can help people manage and recover from mild to moderate mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression.

A Review of Self-inflicted Deaths in Prison Custody in 2016 – Ministry of Justice

This report presents the findings of a review of the self-inflicted deaths in prison custody in 2016, with a particular focus on the way in which mental health concerns were identified, assessed and managed, to see whether a pattern of

Assessing the Preparedness of the Health Care System Infrastructure in Six European Countries for an Alzheimer’s Treatment – RAND Corporation

This research analyzes the preparedness of the health care systems in six European countries — France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom — to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment of patients if a disease-modifying therapy for Alzheimer’s becomes

Improving children and young people’s mental health services – National Audit Office

This report forms part of The National Audit Office’s wider programme of work on mental health, following their 2016 report Mental health services: preparations for access and our 2017 report Mental health in prisons. It examines whether the government is on track to meet

What could make a difference to the mental health of UK doctors?: A review of the research evidence – Society of Occupational Medicine

Report that finds the incidence of mental health problems among doctors is increasing alongside the growing demands and diminishing resources experienced in the healthcare sector. GPs, trainee and junior doctors appear to be particularly vulnerable, experiencing distress and burnout early in their career.  The stigma associated with disclosing mental

Needs Assessment with Homeless Drug & Alcohol Users in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The primary aim of this needs assessment was to gather information on the service users demographic profile, drug use and health profile and most importantly their health and social needs both within the context of their substance use and from

An exploration of the issues experienced by, and needs of, young people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This study explored the issues, and needs, of young people (aged under 25 years old) who were homeless, vulnerably housed or exiting care in Liverpool. Issues relating to accommodation, drug and alcohol use, the influence of peers and support from

Evaluation of The Rapid Access Homeless Outreach Service – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The Rapid Access Homeless Outreach Service is a low threshold service commissioned to engage ‘hard to reach’ substance users in treatment, principally aimed at homeless drug and alcohol users. This report evaluated the effectiveness of the open access service at

Access to children and young people’s mental health services: 2018 – Education Policy Institute

Report from the the Education Policy Institute considering the  state of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in England.  It finds: Referrals to child and adolescent mental health services have risen significantly in recent years. Some areas have lost early intervention services