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.
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
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
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).
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.
Case study to assist with understanding integrated care systems are supporting people’s mental health.
Case study to assist with understanding how integrated care systems are changing Older people’s 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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