Mental Health Act: A focus on restrictive intervention reduction programmes in inpatient mental health services – Care Quality Commission

This resource that shares examples of good practice around reducing the use of restrictive practices. These practices include the use of restraint, seclusion and rapid tranquilisation. They also include wider practices: for example, preventing a patient from accessing outdoor space.

Rising to the Challenge: Stroke care received between April 2016 to March 2017: The Fourth SSNAP Annual Report – Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme

Audit highlighting the improvements made in stroke care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland over the past four years. Using real world quality improvement  case studies, it outlines the different approaches taken by local teams to improve their stroke services

Ignoring the alarms: How NHS eating disorder services are failing patients – Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Reports on the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s investigation that found that Averil Hart’s death from anorexia would have been avoided if the NHS had cared for her appropriately. It highlights five areas of focus to improve eating disorder services. General Medical

Guidelines for the prevention and control of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in health care facilities – World Health Organization

Global guidelines for preventing and controlling three types of carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacteria in health settings. These bacteria are difficult to treat due to high levels of antibiotic resistance and are associated with high mortality. They have the potential for widespread transmission

Locked up, locked out: health and human rights in immigration detention – British Medical Association

This report addresses immigration detention policies and practices insofar as they relate to health, and explores the role of doctors in protecting and promoting the health-related human rights of detained individuals. It has been produced with two main aims: to demand action from

Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care: Lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2013–15 – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

This report, the fourth MBRRACE-UK annual report of the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity, includes surveillance data on women who died during or up to one year after pregnancy between 2013 and 2015 in the UK. In addition, it also includes

Making Safeguarding Personal: What might ‘good’ look like for health and social care commissioners and providers? – Local Government Association and ADASS

Commissioners and providers across the health and social care sectors play a critical part in safeguarding adults, both on the front line and at a strategic level, as partners on safeguarding adults boards. This resource is intended to support the

Cladribine tablets for treating relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis: Technology appraisal guidance [TA493] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on cladribine tablets (Mavenclad) for treating highly active relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis in adults.

Suspected cancer: Quality standard [QS124] – NICE

This quality standard covers the investigation and recognition of suspected cancer, and referral to specialist cancer services for adults, young people and children. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. In December 2017, the source guidance and definitions

Saving General Practice – British Medical Association

Report from the BMA that identifies the following measures are required to save general practice. Recurrent and sustainable funding and resources A workforce strategy that is recurrently funded to enable an expansion A sustainable, long-term indemnity package for general practice Enabling practices

Reasonable expectations: supporting health and care professionals to share data in line with patient expectations: October 2017 – report – National Data Guardian

Report of a second seminar looking at concerns implied consent is being used as a justification for using and sharing information about patients for purposes which might not be regarded as direct care and where it may not be reasonable to expect

Sharing patient data: exploring consensus on reasonable expectations July 2017 – Seminar Report – National Data Guardian

Looks at concerns implied consent is being used as a justification for using and sharing information about patients for purposes which might not be regarded as direct care and where it may not be reasonable to expect that the patient understands how data

Managing the costs of clinical negligence in hospital trusts: Fifth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

The annual cost of the clinical negligence for trusts has quadrupled over the last decade from £0.4 billion in 2006–07 to £1.6 billion in 2016–17, taking already scarce resources away from frontline services and patients. Despite longstanding concerns about these predictable rising costs,

Challenging Health Inequalities: Support for CCGs – NHS England

This guide has been created to help identify areas of variation in emergency admissions in more and less deprived CCGs and to promote a discussion where variation occurs.

The Government’s Response to an incompatibility in the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act 2008: A remedial order to allow a single person to obtain a parental order following a surrogacy arrangement – Department of Health

This is the Government’s Response to an incompatibility in the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act 2008: A remedial order to allow a single person to obtain a parental order following a surrogacy arrangement.

Response to the consultation on the draft Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2018: Transposing European Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom (Medical Exposures) – Department of Health

Response to a consultation on proposals for draft Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R) 2018 to transpose and implement requirements of the European Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom with regard to medical exposures.  This document provides a short analysis of responses to closed questions and

Government response to the House of Commons Health Committee report Brexit and health and social care – people & process – Department of Health

Response that identifies the main policy areas affected by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (and for which the Department of Health has the lead within Government) are the health and care workforce, medicines regulation and the supply chain, reciprocal healthcare and public

Public involvement in alcohol research – Alcohol Research UK

Report establishing key principles behind greater public involvement in alcohol research. It also explores the key challenges and describes how researchers might better engage with the public in future.

Point-of-care and home faecal calprotectin tests for monitoring treatment response in inflammatory bowel disease: Medtech innovation briefing [MIB132] – NICE

NICE has developed a medtech innovation briefing (MIB) on point-of-care and home faecal calprotectin tests for monitoring treatment response in inflammatory bowel disease.  It identifies the costs of this technology in addition to identifying the impacts on patients and the Health

Screening Quality Assurance visit report NHS Antenatal and Newborn Screening Programmes: Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Executive summary of quality assurance visit to Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust held on 12 and 13 July 2017.  Identifies 11 high priority findings: resources for antenatal sonography should be reviewed to ensure that PHE requirements are met the Trust’s