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

County care markets update 2017: Financial challenges in the light of proposals for long term care funding reform – LaingBuisson

Report for the County Councils Network that identifies a risk of care market destabilisation as a result of the prospect of a new, revised set of long term care funding reforms, which could (as with Dilnot) drive ‘payor shift’ and ‘market

Movement Into Employment: Return on Investment Tool: Estimation of benefits from moving an individual from unemployment into sustainable employment – Public Health England

Public Health England guidance to help local commissioners estimate the benefits of moving an individual from worklessness into employment. Aimed at Local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), Jobcentre Plus and national policymakers can use the results from this interactive tool

Making a reality of the Accelerated Access Review: Improving patient access to breakthrough technologies and treatments in a cost-effective model – Department of Health and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Report on the Accelerated Access Review (AAR) that sets out how it will work with industry and the health system to create a streamlined and sophisticated approvals system so that cost-effective breakthrough products – be they drugs,devices, digital or diagnostics

Social Care: Government Reviews And Policy Proposals For Paying For Care Since 1997 (England): (Briefing Paper Number 8000) – House of Commons Library

House of Commons Library briefing looking at the policy proposals of successive governments since 1997 for how individuals should pay for their social care. It sets out the key findings of past reviews into social care funding as they relate

Local growth and the NHS: Building the foundations of a healthy economy: (Briefing June 2017 Issue 296) – NHS Confederation

This briefing explores the context within which local growth is increasingly shaping local economic planning and the NHS’ role in contributing to this agenda.  Key messages are: New geographically defined economic partnerships are developing out of the local growth agenda in England.

Cities, The Social Economy And Inclusive Growth – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Joseph Rowntree Foundation report on the social economy.   This a range of organisations that have a core social mission, including social and community enterprises; voluntary and community sector organisations; housing associations; co-operatives and mutuals; informal self-help initiatives; social finance and