Rough sleeping in England: autumn 2017 – Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

Report from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government information on the single night snapshot of rough sleeping that is taken annually in England using street counts and intelligence driven estimates.

The What Works Network: Five Years On – The Cabinet Office

This report shares a selection of key findings from the What Works Network, as well as examples of the impact that the centres have had on public services over the past five years.  The What Works Network was launched five years ago to embed robust evidence

Student Mental Health: The Role and Experiences of Academics – University of Derby, King’s College London and Student Minds

To understand more about how academics are managing student mental health, this project interviewed 52 academics at five universities. Participants reported large numbers of students experiencing mental health difficulties. A number of the academics interviewed described experiences of student mental illness that

5 Years On: Responses to Francis: changes in board leadership and governance in acute hospitals in England since 2013 – University of Manchester Alliance Business School, Nuffield Trust and University of Birmingham Health Services Management Centre

Report from the University of Manchester Alliance Business School, Nuffield Trust and University of Birmingham Health Services Management Centre that finds that hospital leadership has generally changed for the better since the Francis Inquiry. There are, however, worrying signs that

Not by degrees: Improving student mental health in the UK’s universities – Institute for Public Policy Research

Levels of mental illness, mental distress and low wellbeing among students in higher education in the UK are increasing, and are high relative to other sections of the population. This report calls on universities to make the issue a strategic

Right To Home?: Rethinking homelessness in rural communities – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Homelessness across England is on the rise. Rates are high in urban areas and yet many households in rural areas are threatened with or experience homelessness. In 2015/16, 6,270 households were accepted as homeless in England’s 91 mainly and largely

Falling through the gaps: why more people need basic asthma care: Annual Asthma Survey 2017 report – Asthma UK

Annual Asthma Report that finds that two thirds of people are still not receiving basic care for their asthma, and that there are differing levels of care across the UK. Finds Asthma patients: Colds and flu were the most common asthma trigger.

Sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing: NICE guideline [NG84] – NICE

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sore throat. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute sore throat is often caused by a virus, lasts for about a week, and most people get

Against the Odds: Successfully scaling innovation in the NHS – The Innovation Unit and The Health Foundation

This report explores what it takes to scale innovation successfully in the NHS.  To do so it used case studies of 10 innovations.  It identifies commons themes: Building demand through existing networks and narratives Using evidence to build demand Balancing fidelity, quality and adaptability

The NHS Counter Fraud Authority Directions, with Supplemental Directions to the NHS Business Services Authority (Awdurdod Gwasanaethau Busnes y GIG) 2017 – Department of Health and Social Care

These directions set out the functions and reporting requirements of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA).

Directions to NHS Trusts and Special Health Authorities in respect of Counter Fraud 2017 – Department of Health and Social Care

Directions to NHS Trusts and Special Health Authorities that describe their role in the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud in the health service, following the establishment of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA).

Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark 2018 – Access to Medicine Foundation

This Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Benchmark provides a , detailed evaluation of how pharmaceutical companies are halting the rise of drug resistance.  It provides an initial baseline measure of how pharmaceutical companies are limiting AMR. Companies and stakeholders can use this analysis to inform priorities and strategies, and learn where

NHS Agency Staffing and the Impact of Recent Interventions: (Seminar Briefing 22) – Office of Health Economics

Report on an Office of Health Economics Seminar on NHS staffing markets and the use of temporary staff, specifically in the NHS provider sector, i.e. foundation trusts and NHS trust. (which include hospitals). It provides an overview of the NHS labour

Oral health improvement plan -Scottish Government

This document sets out the Scottish Government’s direction of travel for the future of oral health improvement and NHS dental services in Scotland following the publication of the consultation ‘Scotland’s Oral health Plan’ in September 2016.

Visual arts, mental health and wellbeing: evidence review – What Works Wellbeing

This systematic review looks at the subjective wellbeing outcomes of engaging with (taking part in, performing, viewing) visual arts for ‘working-age’ adults (15-64 years) with diagnosed mental health conditions? It also examines the evidence on which processes have an impact

Transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services – Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

This bulletin relates to an investigation into the transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services. A combined community and mental health Trust reported the case of an 18-year-old man who died by suicide shortly after

Provision of mental health care to adults in the emergency department – Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

This bulletin relates to an investigation of a woman experiencing a mental health crisis who, having presented to her general practitioner, ambulance service and the emergency department of her local hospital, subsequently took her own life. A preliminary investigation reviewed

Lenvatinib with everolimus for previously treated advanced renal cell carcinoma: Technology appraisal guidance [TA498] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on lenvatinib (Kisplyx) with everolimus for previously treated advanced renal cell carcinoma in adults.

Tackling loneliness and social isolation: the role of commissioners: (SCIE Highlights No 3) – Social Care Institute for Excellence

Bulletin from Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) that identifies that loneliness and social isolation are conditions that are difficult to identify, complex to address and hard to resolve. The evidence base for interventions to address the problems of loneliness

Glecaprevir–pibrentasvir for treating chronic hepatitis C: Technology appraisal guidance [TA499] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on glecaprevir–pibrentasvir (Maviret) for treating chronic hepatitis C in adults.