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

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

Screening Quality Assurance visit report NHS Cervical Screening Programme: University Hospitals of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust – Public Health England

The findings in this report relate to the quality assurance (QA) visit of the University Hospitals of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust screening service held on 10 November 2016. The QA visit team identified one immediate concern. A letter was sent to

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

Better health and care for all: A 10-point plan for the 2020s: The final report of the Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care – Institute for Public Policy Research

This final report of the Lord Darzi Review puts forward a 10-point plan to achieve this, as well as a 10-point offer to the public which sets out what the health and care system will be able to offer if

Mapping the Standards of Evidence used in UK social policy – Alliance for Useful Evidence

In recent years there has been a rapid proliferation of standards of evidence and other frameworks which aim to tell us what is and isn’t working. Following in-depth consultation with the organisations who use them, This report has mapped and

Adass Budget Survey 2018 – Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

The results of this survey explore directors of adult social services’ views of how councils are making incredibly difficult decisions in relation to the growing numbers of people requiring care and support with increasingly complex needs and with higher costs,

False economy: An analysis of NHS funding pressures – The Health Foundation

Health Foundation report that identifies The total budget for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) rose by just 0.6% to £122.8bn in 2016/17. This followed an increase in spending of 2.8% in 2015/16. On average, since the NHS’s

Breaking down barriers to better health and care – NHS England

This guide provide details on how NHS organisations and local councils in England are moving from fragmented services to local partnerships and integrated care systems in order to meet the health needs of the population.

NHS at 70: Public attitudes to the health and care system – IPSOS Mori

Slide deck and data from an Ipsos MORI survey of the general public in England about their views towards funding of the NHS, and their priorities when receiving care. Demonstrates rising public concern for the future of the NHS and

Leading Large Scale Change: a practical guide: A guide to leading large scale change through complex health and social care environments – NHS England

Leading Large Scale Change: a practical guide has been produced by the NHS England Sustainable Improvement Team and the Horizons Team, NHS England, to help all those involved in seeking to achieve transformational change in complex health and care environments.

Medical Services and Social Care Sector Report – House of Commons Exiting the European Union Committee

House of Commons Committee on Exiting the European Union assessment of the impact of Brexit on the Medical Services and Social Care Sector.

The impact of redesigning urgent and emergency care in Northumberland Health Foundation consideration of findings from the Improvement Analytics Unit

The report highlights that reconfiguring NHS services takes time to generate the intended results and that robust, repeat evaluation can help to inform decisions and improvement.  To do this it considers the case of the early impact of changes to urgent

Quality Assurance visit report: Liverpool and Wirral Bowel Cancer Screening Centre – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit for the bowel cancer screening programme in Liverpool and Wirral screening centre held on 9 June 2016. Identifies 2 high priority issues: current accommodation for the SSP and administration teams is not ideal and

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme – Black Country – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit in the Black Country held on 10 January 2017. High priority findings were: the service should have at least one clinical skills trainer (CST) who holds or is working towards the certificate in assessing vocational

Quality Assurance report Antenatal and Newborn Screening Programmes Observations and recommendations from visit to One to One (NW) Ltd. – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit for the antenatal and newborn screening programmes in One to One (NW) Ltd held from 12 to 14 July 2016. The QA visit team observed that relationships with NHS providers in the locality were fragile. The

Quality Assurance visit to Warrington, Halton, St Helens and Knowsley Breast Screening Service – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit in Warrington, Halton, St Helens and Knowsley held on 14 July 2016.  Found that: strategic planning is required particularly in relation to staffing, equipment replacement and accommodation. Current radiographic staffing levels are well below NHSBSP recommended

RightCare pathway: stroke – NHS RightCare

This pathway defines the key interlocking components for an optimal system for prevention and management and the priority higher value interventions that systems should focus on to address variation, improve outcomes, reduce cost and contribute toward a sustainable NHS.

The Rising Cost Of Clinical Negligence: Who Pays The Price?: (Clinical Negligence Costs: Striking a Balance) – Medical Protection Society

Report estimating that clinical negligence costs in the NHS have increased by 72 per cent over the last five years and that costs could reach £2.6bn a year by 2022. It argues that there should be reasonable compensation for patients