UK care home providers for older people: advice on consumer law: Helping care homes comply with their consumer law obligations – Competition and Markets Authority

The advice is being published as part of the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) ongoing consumer protection work into residential care homes and nursing homes for older people (over 65s). It follows the CMA’s examination of the sector last year,

5 Act Now : Look after yourself, look after others: flu immunisation – NHS England

Fifth in a series of guides NHS England aimed to help health and social care colleagues to take prompt practical actions and use every opportunity to prevent delayed transfers of care. It aims to assist health and social care staff

4 Act Now : new technology to find Care Home availability – NHS England

Fourth in a series of guides NHS England aimed to help health and social care colleagues to take prompt practical actions and use every opportunity to prevent delayed transfers of care. It aims to assist health and social care staff

3 Act Now : maximise your leadership this winter – NHS England

Third in a series of guides NHS England aimed to help health and social care colleagues to take prompt practical actions and use every opportunity to prevent delayed transfers of care. It aims to assist health and social care staff

2 Act Now : plan for discharge early – NHS England

Second in a series of guides NHS England aimed to help health and social care colleagues to take prompt practical actions and use every opportunity to prevent delayed transfers of care. It aims to assist health and social care staff

1 Act Now : maximise your leadership this winter – NHS England

First in a series of guides NHS England aimed to help health and social care colleagues to take prompt practical actions and use every opportunity to prevent delayed transfers of care. It aims to assist health and social care staff

Interface between health and adult social care: Sixty-Third Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Outlines the widespread consensus that integration and joint working is the right way forward for the health and social care system to deliver the best and most effective outcomes for people and their families. However, it concludes that the Government

A Crying Shame: A report by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner into vulnerable babies in England – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

This report looks at how many babies might be vulnerable in this way and presents the facts about the sort of risks even very young children are being exposed to. Much of the data is missing; however, we are publishing

Physical activity for general health benefits in disabled adults: Summary of a rapid evidence review for the UK Chief Medical Officers’ update of the physical activity guidelines – Public Health England

Disabled people are twice as likely to be inactive when compared to non-disabled people. This report provides a review of the scientific evidence of the health benefits for physical activity specifically for disabled adults. It will inform the review of

From Transactions To Changemaking: Rethinking Partnerships Between The Public And Private Sectors – New Local Government Network

This report provides a new voice to the debate on the role of  the private sector in the delivery of public services. While the current debate remains unhelpfully polarised along party lines, this report argues that partnerships between the public

Guidelines on the management of outbreaks of influenza-like illness in care homes- Public Health England

Guidance for managing seasonal influenza, identifying pathogens and transmission routes for acute respiratory disease in care homes. This guidance covers: case definitions managing cases infection control recording and reporting

The state of health care and adult social care in England 2017/18 – Care Quality Commission

This report looks at the trends, shares examples of good and outstanding care, and highlights where care needs to improve. It finds that most people in England receive a good quality of care. Ratings show that quality overall has been

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

Liverpool City Region Incapacity Benefit Profile – North West Public Health Observatory

High numbers of incapacity benefits claimants among Liverpool City Region working age residents are of key concern to the Health is Wealth Commission, and form part of nationwide problem that is attracting increasing attention, not least because the direct and associated costs of

NDTMS Themed Report Parental Status, 2007/08 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

According to the Hidden Harm report, there are estimated to be 250,000-350,000 children of problem drug users in the UK (ACMD, 2003). Only 37% of fathers and 64% of mothers with a drug problem still have their children living with

Addressing the needs of children of substance using parents: an evaluation of Families First’s Intensive Intervention: Final Report – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

In response to Hidden Harm (ACMD, 2003), the government outlined its commitment to fund research identifying what types of services and interventions work with children of problem drug and alcohol users and their families (DfES, 2005). This evaluation of Families

National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care: October 2018 (Revised) – Department of Health and Social Care

NHS continuing healthcare is an ongoing package of health and social care that is arranged and funded solely by the NHS where an individual is found to have a primary health need. Such care is provided to an individual aged 18

Poverty in Scotland – Josephy Rowntree Foundation

Joseph Rowntree Foundation analysis looking at poverty trends for families with children in Scotland, reflecting the commitments in the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act to achieve substantial reductions by 2030. It highlights upcoming Scottish Government labour market strategies that have the potential to

Quality Matters: a summary of year one outputs – Department of Health and Social Care

A summary of what has been achieved by partners in the adult social care sector one year on from the launch of the Quality Matters action plan.

NHS Continuing Healthcare in England: (Briefing Paper Number SN/SP/6128) – House of Commons Library

This House of Commons Library briefing paper is intended to help Members respond to queries from constituents about eligibility to NHS continuing healthcare in England. Equivalent provision in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland is covered in the sixth section. NHS