National Bowel Cancer Audit: The feasibility of reporting Patient Reported Outcome Measures as part of a national colorectal cancer audit – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

A feasibility study linking the NHS England National Cancer PROM’s to the National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBOCA) data to establish the feasibility of the PROMs as part of the national clinical audit. This was assessed according to: the characteristics of

Assessment of delirium in hospital for people with dementia: Spotlight audit 2017–2018 – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

The National Audit of Dementia (care in general hospitals) (NAD) examines aspects of care received by people with dementia in general hospitals in England and Wales. In addition, NAD provides national and local reports to support hospitals to identify areas

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

National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2017: National Results Summary – Quality Health

Report that finds for patient experience overall ratings continue to improve, with year on year increases in reported positive experience. Patients also reported more positively on areas including involvement in decisions about care and treatment, and being treated with dignity

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 Value Of The Executive Commissioning Nurse – NHS Clinical Commissioners

This infographic showcases the expertise and insight that executive commissioning nurses can bring for patients, populations and the health care system.

What do women say?: Reproductive health is a public health issue – Public Health England

Document intended to be the starting point to develop a 5-year cross sectoral action plan for reproductive health. Can also be used as a reference point for healthcare professionals to inform prioritisation and planning. Reports on the findings of a

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

Guide to making information accessible for people with a learning disability – NHS England

A guide to support staff make information more accessible to people with a learning disability- colleagues, public participants and patients.

The state of care in urgent primary care services: Findings from CQC’s programme of comprehensive inspections in England – Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission Report finding urgent care centres, NHS 111 services and GP out-of-hours services play a vital role in England’s healthcare system. Effective urgent primary care benefits not only patients but the wider healthcare system, by easing pressure on other

Driving improvement: Case studies from 10 GP practices – Care Quality Commission

Case studies of 10 GP practices that had achieved a significant improvement on their CQC rating, through measures such as strong leadership from a practice manager, addressing staffing and training issues, and involving patients and local community.

Taking The Value-Based Agenda Forward: The Five Essential Components Of Value-Based Approaches To Health And Care – NHS Confederation

NHS Confederation report that explores how the adoption of value-based healthcare could be spread across all parts of the healthcare system, maximising the benefits for those who use NHS and wider services. It also explores the central challenge of how

Section 135: Admission of patients removed by police under a court warrant – Department of Health and Social Care

Information leaflet for patients who have been brought to hospital by a police officer under section 135 of the Mental Health Act. The leaflets explain to the person: why they are in hospital what to expect during this section their rights

Section 136: Removal of mentally disordered persons without a warrant – Department of Health and Social Care

Information leaflet for patients who have been brought to hospital by a police officer under section 136 of the Mental Health Act. The leaflets explain to the person: why they are in hospital what to expect during this section their rights

External review of a sample of Local Supervising Authority (England) Supervisory Investigations into the standard of midwifery practice in Maternity Serious Incidents that were conducted between 1 April and 31 December 2016 – NHS England

An independent review report commissioned by NHS England in response to two previous commissions relating to the quality of midwifery supervision. Although statutory supervision has been removed and replaced with a new model of supervision, A-EQUIP, this review document provides

Language Matters: Language and diabetes – NHS England

This guide provides practical examples of language that will encourage positive interactions with people living with diabetes and subsequently positive outcomes.

Patient experience improvement framework – NHS Improvement

An evidence-based framework centred around Care Quality Commission key themes to enable board and senior teams in providers to continuously improve the experience of patients. It brings together the characteristics of trusts that consistently improve patient experience and enables them

IPC And Personal Health Budget Support And Development Programme: Learning And Next Steps – Voluntary Voices

Report on the role that the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector has to play in delivering personalised care, and shows what needs to happen at a local level to realise this potential. It sets out how personal health budgets

Carers Action Plan 2018 – 2020: Supporting carers today – Department of Health and Social Care

Details the cross-government programme of work to support carers over the next two years. It is structured around the following themes: services and systems that work for carers; employment and financial wellbeing; supporting young carers; recognising and supporting carers in