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 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

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

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

The risks to care quality and staff wellbeing of an NHS system under pressure – The Picker Institute

Report  jointly authored by The Picker Institute and The King’s Fund on the impact of pressure on staff as a result of the current pressures on the NHS.  It finds that staff experience was associated with sickness absence rates, spend on agency

The Hidden Cancer: The Need to Improve Blood Cancer Care – All-Parliamentary Group on Blood Cancer

All-Parliamentary Group on Blood Cancer report that makes important recommendations on how to make improvements and ensure that we all work together to raise awareness of blood cancer. It is also a call to the Government and NHS to ensure

2017 survey of women’s experiences of maternity care: Statistical release – Care Quality Commission

Statistical report  demonstrating small incremental improvements in results across almost every question that women were asked in the questionnaire. The most striking improvements in results are within the area of postnatal care, where results have historically been the most negative. However, results for questions

Falling through the gaps: why more people need basic asthma care: Annual Asthma Survey 2017 report – Asthma UK

Annual Asthma Report that finds that two thirds of people are still not receiving basic care for their asthma, and that there are differing levels of care across the UK. Finds Asthma patients: Colds and flu were the most common asthma trigger.