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.

Addressing ambulance handover delays: actions for local accident and emergency delivery boards – NHS England and NHS Improvement

Advice for ambulance trusts and A&E delivery boards on what action to take during busy periods and should ambulances begin to queue. This aims to help reduce delays in handover of patients from ambulance services to emergency departments. It draws

Out in the cold: Lung disease, the hidden driver of NHS winter pressure – British Lung Foundation

British Lung Foundation report that identifies a failure to address a predictable and obvious seasonal variation in respiratory admissions is at the heart of our A&E winter crisis. It demonstrates this annual fluctuation has consistently repeated over the last 7 years. Yet

Mental health services for post-16 students in England: (Briefing Paper 8163) – House of Commons Library

House of Commons Library briefing that outlines recent studies on the mental health of students, Government mental health policy for students, support in further and higher education providers, the legal duties of providers and discusses issues raised. It finds that young

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

Psychosocial pathways and health outcomes: Informing action on health inequalities – Public Health England

Unequal distribution of the social determinants of health, such as education, housing and employment, drives inequalities in physical and mental health. There is also extensive evidence that ‘psychosocial’ factors, such as work stress, influence health and wellbeing. This report highlights the current

Public Health In Europe During The Austerity Years: A Research Report From ILC-UK – International Longevity Centre

International Longevity Centre report looking at the impact of austerity on public health. It demonstrates progress on a number of key health indicators has stalled, including life expectancy and mortality rates.In addition levels of subjective health have fallen among young people

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

Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration remit letter – Department of Health

Letter from the Seretary of State for Health setting out the remit from the Department of Health to the NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) for the pay round for financial year 2018 to 2019.

NHS Pay Review Body remit letter – Department of Health

Letter from the Seretary of State for Health setting out the remit from the Department of Health to the NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) for the pay round for financial year 2018 to 2019.

A framework for mental health research – Department of Health

This framework provides a collective view of how mental health research should develop in the UK over the next decade. It sets out a structure to improve co-ordination and strengthen the focus on areas where mental health research is likely

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

The final injustice: variation in end of life care in England – Macmillan Cancer Care

Macmillian Cancer Care report that looks at the experience of cancer patients’ final months and years. It finds that cancer patients approaching the end of their life face repeat emergency visits and the situation is worse for patients who are

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

Atezolizumab for untreated locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer when cisplatin is unsuitable Technology appraisal guidance [TA492] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on atezolizumab (Tecentriq) for locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma in adults. This guidance only includes recommendations for untreated urothelial carcinoma when cisplatin-based chemotherapy is unsuitable. NICE are developing separate guidance for urothelial carcinoma that has progressed after platinum-containing chemotherapy.

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