Medicines in health and adult social care: Learning from risks and sharing good practice for better outcomes – Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission report that describes lessons for better medicines optimisation across health and social care providers and the positive impact of involving pharmacy professionals in health and social care settings.  

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

Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES): Letter from Joan Saddler and Simon Stevens – NHS England

Letter from Joan Saddler and Simon Stevens to NHS Trust CEOs from Simon Stevens and Joan Saddler, Co-Chairs of the Equality and Diversity Council, confirms the launch of the Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES).

NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard: Technical Guidance – NHS England

The WDES Technical Guidance provides detailed information and guidance to support the Standard that will apply to all NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts from April 1 2019.

Adult Social Care Data and Cyber Security Programme: Final Report – Oxford Brookes University Institute of Public Care

Report from the Institure of Public Care on how the adult social care sector uses technology and to identify good practice, as well as security risks, prevalent in the sector. This report identifies the common, key risks that provider services

Independent Evaluation Of The Think Ahead Programme – Think Ahead

The Think Ahead programme is a graduate scheme, offering graduates and career-changers a new route into mental health social work. This report contains an independent evaluation of the Think Ahead programme, and contains a raft of positive findings. It concludes that the

Extending Legal Rights To Personal Health Budgets And Integrated Personal Budgets: Consultation Response – Response From The Government And NHS England – Department of Health and Social Care

The Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England held a public consultation that explored giving more people the right to have personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets. This would give people more choice and control over the

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

English council funding: what’s happened and what’s next?: (IFS Briefing Note BN250) – Institute for Fiscal Studies

Institute for Fiscal Studies report finding that overall spending on local services by English councils fell by 21 per cent between 2009-10 and 2017-18. Some services have seen much deeper cuts though. Spending on planning & development and housing services

Independent review of local government spending need and funding; Summary Report – PricewaterhouseCoopers

PricewaterhouseCoopers independent review for the County Councils Network (CCN) that identifies a funding gap of over £50bn over the next six years for councils in England. It estimates that by 2025, 78 per cent of the 36 county authorities’ spending

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

Integrating Health and Social Care: State or Market?: (IEA Current Controversies No.69) – Institute of Economic Affairs

Medical and nursing care have been separated from social care by deliberate design since the creation of the NHS. This is true with regard to the institutional and policy frameworks and also with regard to how care is provided in

Far less than they deserve: Children with learning disabilities or autism living in mental health hospitals – Children’s Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner’s Office undertook this research to understand better the experience of children with a learning disability or autism who are stuck in child and adolescent mental health hospitals for long periods.  It finds no good estimate of the

Segregation in mental health wards for children and young people and in wards for people with a learning disability or autism: Review of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation for people with a mental health problem, a learning disability or autism: Interim report – Care Quality Commission

This is the interim report of a review commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the use of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation for people with a mental health problem, a learning disability or autism.

Above And Beyond: How Voluntary Sector Providers Of Disability Support Add Value To Communities – Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

Report considering the influence and potential of voluntary sector providers of social care through real life stories from four disability support providers from across England. The report outlines the voluntary care sector’s key impacts, including: engaging local partners and harnessing

21st Century Social Care: What’s wrong with social care and how we can fix it – Policy Exchange

Policy Exchange report exploring  the nature and extent of the serious and urgent problems affecting the provision of social care in the UK. It identifies how these problems have evolved from the institutional structures developed for providing health and social

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