Diagnosis Critical: Launching an inquiry into health and social care in England – Centre for Progessive Policy

Think Tank report from the Centre for Progessive Policy that finds that: Even if a trust improves its financial position by 10 percentage points the standards for elective care would still not be met, although this would make them likely to

Better health and care for all: A 10-point plan for the 2020s: The final report of the Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care – Institute for Public Policy Research

This final report of the Lord Darzi Review puts forward a 10-point plan to achieve this, as well as a 10-point offer to the public which sets out what the health and care system will be able to offer if

Annual Review: Global Health Security Programme Vaccines Project – Department of Health and Social Care

Annual review of the Vaccines Project between October 2016 and March 2018.  This annual review document provides reflection on project management, finance and lessons learned. The next annual review will be completed in April 2019. The Department of Health and Social

System under strain: Why demand pressures are more than a winter phenomenon – NHS Confederation

NHS Confederation report describing ways in which increasing demand in one part of the system can affect the performance of other NHS services elsewhere.  It notes that rising demand is not confided to winter and outlines how some NHS and

What the NHS needs to see from the social care green paper: Briefing June 2018 Issue 305 – NHS Confederation

Social care is in crisis and in need of urgent reform. This briefing lays out ten key issues the NHS Confederation and its members ask the government to consider in the social care green paper and when reshaping the care system. A

Risk and Reward Sharing for NHS Integrated Care Systems – The Strategy Unit

Risk and reward sharing is a key feature of the policy agenda for Accountable Care Organisations in the US and Integrated Care Systems in England.  For the commissioner it offers the opportunity to co-opt and incentivise a provider to moderate growth

The Sepsis Manual: 4th edition 2017 -2018 – The Sepsis Trust

Looks at the epidemiology of sepsis finding that while the recording of the number of cases of sepsis has improved and there is a better understanding of its impact on the NHS and society, we still have to estimate figures

Adass Budget Survey 2018 – Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

The results of this survey explore directors of adult social services’ views of how councils are making incredibly difficult decisions in relation to the growing numbers of people requiring care and support with increasingly complex needs and with higher costs,

The revision of the Relative Needs Formulae for adult social care funding and new allocation formulae for funding Care Act reforms – Personal Social Services Research Unit

Independent report commissioned to develop needs-based formulae that will determine funding allocations to local authorities to cover: the funding of existing responsibilities of local authorities for adult social care; the additional expenditure requirements as a result of the cap on lifetime

Integrated care: organisations, partnerships and systems: Seventh Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee

Integrated care is about providing a more holistic, joined-up and coordinated experience for patients. Whilst there is not sufficient evidence that integrated care saves money or improves outcomes in the short term, there are other compelling reasons to believe it is worthwhile. It

Charting a course for the future: How London’s startup scene can survive and thrive in the age of Brexit – Institute for Public Policy Research

The purpose of this research was to listen to the views of the London tech startup community about the impact of Brexit on the ecosystem and the role of government at the current time, particularly in relation to the government’s

Investigation into NHS spending on generic medicines in primary care – National Audit Office

Report from the National Audit Office that finds an increase in prices of certain generic medicines: The NHS spent an estimated £4.3 billion on generic medicines in 2016‑17, of which most was spent in primary care. The prices of certain generic

False economy: An analysis of NHS funding pressures – The Health Foundation

Health Foundation report that identifies The total budget for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) rose by just 0.6% to £122.8bn in 2016/17. This followed an increase in spending of 2.8% in 2015/16. On average, since the NHS’s

Advancing Dental Care Education and Training Review: Final Report – Health Education England

Health Education England report looking at the skills and composition of the future dental workforce that will best meet future patient need, and the training structures and funding models that will deliver that workforce.

Clinical correspondence handling in the NHS: Forty-Third Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Report finding the NHS wasted £2.5m reviewing the handling of misdirected clinical correspondence. NHS England that were far too slow to treat the issue seriously and take action. As a result, the problem got worse and remedial action for patients was

Local General Practitioners Retention Fund: Guidance for NHS England regional and local office teams – NHS England

This guidance document sets out the availability of new funding in 2018/19 to further support delivery of the commitment set out in the General Practice Forward View (GPFV) to ensure an additional 5,000 extra doctors working in general practice by 2020.

What can England learn from the long-term care system in Japan? – Nuffield Trust

This report offers an overview of the Japanese long-term care insurance system and highlights the pertinent points of learning for England, in order to provoke debate and bring new ideas and potential solutions to the green paper discussions.  In 2000  Japan introduced

The adult social care workforce in England: Thirty-Eighth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Report from the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts, suggesting the adult social care sector is underfunded, with the care workforce suffering from low pay, low esteem and high turnover of staff.

Refreshing NHS plans for 2018/19 – NHS England and NHS Improvement

Guidance, published jointly by NHS England and NHS Improvement, sets out the plans for the NHS in light of the November 2017 budget announcements. It outlines how the additional funding will impact on emergency and urgent care, elective surgery and