7 day hospital services self-assessment results – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This spreadsheet provides data on the results for individual NHS trusts against the four priority seven day hospital services clinical standards. These are: Clinical standard 2: Time to first consultant review Clinical standard 5: Diagnostics Clinical standard 6: Interventions/ key

Homelessness in Liverpool City Region: A Health Needs Assessment: (LPHO Report series number 96) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

This health needs assessment aims to determine the health needs of the local homeless population within Liverpool City Region and to investigate the extent to which current service provision is addressing their health needs. Recommendations are made resulting from a

How to produce a Sustainable Development Management Plan (SDMP) – The Sustainable Development Unit and NHS Improvement

Organisations have a duty to protect the health of future generations by reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change. The health and care system reduced emissions by 18.5% up to 2017. While this is good progress, it is still behind

Mental health support: an overview of our future work – Healthwatch

Healthwatch briefing setting out their plan of action on mental health and how the Healthwatch network and stakeholders can get involved.  It outlines the beginning of their multi-year programme where they will find out what support people want with their mental

EU Cross-Border Healthcare Directive: How the Directive affects your NHS trust: How to manage payment pathways for visiting European patients – Department of Health and Social Care

Sets out the background of the directive and how it relates to providers when managing visiting European patients who are resident outside the UK but seeking NHS healthcare here.

Overseas chargeable patients, NHS debt and immigration rules: guidance on administration and data sharing – Department of Health and Social Care

Supports NHS organisations on overseas chargeable patients, NHS debt, and immigration rules, including guidance on administration and data sharing. This manual of guidance supersedes all previous guidance on the administration and data sharing of NHS debt.

Operational overview for organisations newly within scope of the NHS Charges to Overseas Visitors Regulations – Department of Health and Social Care

Operational overview for non-NHS organisations within the scope of the NHS charges to overseas visitors regulations.  This document provides help and advice on the implementation of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015, which have been amended

Guidance on implementing the overseas visitor charging regulations – Department of Health and Social Care

Information for NHS bodies who need to make and recover hospital charges from overseas visitors. This document provides help and advice on the implementation of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015, which have been amended most

The Montefiore Health System in New York – The King’s Fund

Explores how the The Montefiore Health System in New York is building primary and community care, managing patients with complex needs, supporting infrastructure, and elements of a high-performing system. A previous long read from the King’s Fund on the system can be

A Picture of Health: the NHS at 70 and its future – Fabian Society

Fabian Society report that looks backwards at the history and achievements of the NHS over the last 70 years. It also looks to the future, in the context of acute financial pressures and growing healthcare needs . The report argues

Organ Donation and Transplantation data for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities: Report for 2017/2018 (1 April 2013 – 31 March 2018) – NHS Blood and Transplant

This report provides information related to organ donation and transplantation within the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in the UK. It is published as a supplementary report of the Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report 2017/18. This report defines BAME as

Living With and Beyond Cancer – Baseline Activity January – March 2017 – NHS England

This report sets out baseline activity data from January to March 2017 for Stratified Follow Up and Recovery Package interventions. This is the first time national data of this type has been reported.

The Determinants of Health Care Expenditure Growth: (CHE Research Paper 156) – University of York Centre for Health Economics

Report that identifies a key drivers of healthcare expenditure of growth is an increased prevalence of comorbidities. This and the average number of first diagnoses together with increases in non-elective long stay episodes and non-elective bed days are important drivers of expenditure

Hospital vending machines: helping people make healthier choices – Public Health England

Vending machines have been criticised for providing convenient access to food and drinks that are high in saturated fat, sugar and salt (7-12). Hospitals have a role to play in the food provided to staff and visitors as well as to patients.

Medicines reimbursement policies in Europe – World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

This report reviews and analyses different reimbursement policies for medicines applied by countries in the WHO European region.  It finds  that while almost all countries provide full coverage for medicines in the inpatient sector, patients can be asked to co-pay for

Are we expecting too much from the NHS? – The Nuffield Trust

Paper that explores the public’s expectations of the NHS, the balance between meeting those expectations and living within a constrained budget, and the question of who is responsible for keeping us healthy. It finds: The public strongly identifies with the values

The public and the NHS: What’s the deal? – The Kings Fund

Report on three ‘deliberative workshops’ to explore how the public views its relationship with the NHS. Finds that the relationship between the public and the NHS is strong, people are committed to its founding principles. There are several areas where the

How good is the NHS? – The Nuffield Trust

Nuffield Trust Report comparing the NHS to health systems in 18 similar developed countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USA. It looks at three aspects of what we might mean by a good health care system: the speed

How to fix the funding of health and social care – Institute for Government

The UK’s health and social care services face long-standing pressures. Successive governments have known about these challenges for years, but failed to adequately deal with them. As a result, there is a growing funding gap. This report examines how to