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

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

Managing automation: Employment, inequality and ethics in the digital age – Institute for Public Policy Research

Discussion paper from the Institute for Public Policy Research that argues that public policy should seek to accelerate automation to reap the productivity benefits, while building new institutions to ensure the dividends of technological change are broadly shared. It suggests that

Net-Zero North: Delivering the decarbonisation mission in the north of England – IPPR

Report from the IPPR that identidifies the economy is at a critical juncture. Its future success depends on overcoming two major, interrelated problems – long-term structural weaknesses in investment, productivity and trade, and the need to decarbonise.  The North’s economy

Delivering change: how city partnerships make the most of public assets – Centre for Cities

To better use public assets, and do so through collaboration with local partners, based on in-depth interviews, the report outlines the five key ways to ensure success and overcome common challenges. These are: Know your assets and share that knowledge

Funding and financing inclusive growth in cities – Centre for Cities

This report explores the funding and finance options available to cities, seting out are four approaches that cities could potentially take to fund and finance inclusive growth policy: Taxes and fees – raising or retaining income from taxes, charges and fees Partnerships

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

Inequalities in later life – Centre for Ageing Better

Report that  aims to understand the main factors that influence inequalities in later life and the nature of inequalities and  the state of the evidence and identified evidence gaps in the following areas: Subjective wellbeing Physical and mental health Life and healthy life

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

Scoping Review on Social Care Economic Evaluation Methods: (CHE Research Paper 150) – University of York Centre for Health Economics

A systematic review of the published literature and a survey of experts to inform NICE on the methods available for use in undertaking economic evaluation of social care interventions. It identifies the methods in development, the methods challenges faced and the

UK Poverty 2017: A comprehensive analysis of poverty trends and figures – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

UK Poverty 2017 highlights that overall, 14 million people live in poverty in the UK – over one in five of the population. This is made up of eight million working-age adults, four million children and 1.9 million pensioners. 8 million

We can solve poverty in the UK: A strategy for governments, communities, businesses and citizens – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Independent, long-term strategy to solve poverty in the UK which aligns greater corporate responsibility with an active, enabling state, promoting individual capacity and capability.

UK poverty: Causes, costs and solutions – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This report explains what poverty is and what causes it, highlights trends and projections in UK poverty, and makes recommendations for tackling: the high costs driving poverty, including housing poverty in childhood poverty in working age poverty in later life

State of the Nation: Older people and malnutrition in the UK today – Malnutrition Task Force

Bringing together information, statistics and evidence from across the health and social care system to highlight what is happening to older people who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition in England. It examines the causes and consequences of malnutrition in

When I’m 64: the ILC-UK factpack on retirement transitions – The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK)

This is the ILC-UK’s fourth Factpack, setting out the key facts and figures underpinning the longevity revolution. It focus’ attention on those individuals in the “retirement zone” – the age where retirement becomes an increasingly important consideration as individuals leave or plan

Making The Economic Case For Investing In Actions To Prevent And/Or Tackle Loneliness: A Systematic Review: A Briefing Paper – Campaign to End Loneliness

Evidence review on the economic impact of loneliness interventions. It finds that up to £3 of health care costs can be saved for every £1 spent on an effective intervention on loneliness.  

Britain’s Demographic Challenge: The Implications Of The UK’s Rapidly Increasing Population – Civitas

Civitas report on the scale of the growing population of the UK, sets it in historical and international context and considers the challenges that it will present. It considers the implications including the need for new hospitals, schools, roads, jobs

Performance of the NHS provider sector for the month ended 30 September 2017 – NHS Improvement

Finds providers have succeeded in treating more patients within key operating standards, and sustaining efficiency levels, despite an extremely challenging operating environment that placed considerable pressure on NHS staff. At Quarter 2 (Q2), providers reported a year-to-date deficit of £1,151 million, which is

Does Hospital Competition Improve Efficiency? The Effect of the Patient Choice Reform in England: (CHE Research Paper 149) – University of York Centre for Health Economics

Uses the 2006 relaxation of constraints on patient choice of hospital in the English NHS to investigate the effect of hospital competition on dimensions of efficiency including indicators of resource management (admissions per bed, bed occupancy rate, proportion of day