The final injustice: variation in end of life care in England – Macmillan Cancer Care

Macmillian Cancer Care report that looks at the experience of cancer patients’ final months and years. It finds that cancer patients approaching the end of their life face repeat emergency visits and the situation is worse for patients who are

Saving General Practice – British Medical Association

Report from the BMA that identifies the following measures are required to save general practice. Recurrent and sustainable funding and resources A workforce strategy that is recurrently funded to enable an expansion A sustainable, long-term indemnity package for general practice Enabling practices

Destination GP: Medical students’ experiences and perceptions of general practice – Royal College of General Practitioners

Report aiming to build the evidence base on medical students’ perceptions of general practice, and how and where they are exposed to misconceptions and negative views. It sets out a series of recommendations where further work is needed to tackle the spread of misconceptions and negativity surrounding

The Fifteen Steps Challenge: Quality from a patient’s perspective: Community care in a patient’s own home – NHS England

This document, focusing on community care in a patient’s own home, is part of a suite of toolkits for The Fifteen Steps Challenge, which focuses on seeing care through a patient or carer’s eyes, and exploring their first impressions as a measure

Community services: What do we know about quality? – Quality Watch

Quality Watch briefing that finds that it is difficult to make a meaningful statement about the overall quality of care of community services, because of a lack of routinely available quality data and national indicators of quality.

A second class ending: Exploring the barriers and championing outstanding end of life care for people who are homeless – Care Quality Commission

Report from the Care Quality Commission that identifies: The needs of homeless people are not well understood or considered by health and care services. Where services do exist, they are often fragmented and work in relative isolation. These issues are

Heartbeats On The High Street: How Community Pharmacy Can Transform Britain’s Health, Wealth And Wellbeing – Respublica

Report that identifies community pharmacy as a healthcare provider that could be transformative for our NHS: a provider that is embedded on high streets in almost every part of the country, including our most deprived neighbourhoods, that is staffed by a network of clinically-trained professionals, with a proven

The State Of Care In General Practice 2014 To 2017: Findings From CQC’s Programme Of Comprehensive Inspections Of GP Practices – Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission (CQC) report on their programme of inspections of GP practices. It finds that GPs are facing ongoing pressures around capacity, patient demand and workload. It also discovers that the best general practices are driving change and embracing innovation

Primary Medical Care Policy And Guidance Manual – NHS England

Document from NHS England that provides commissioners of primary care services the context, information and tools to safely commission and contract manage primary medical care contracts.

The Medico-Legal Crisis And How To Solve It – Centre for Policy Studies

Report that finds NHS’ liabilities for medico-legal claims now total £65bn, draining the NHS of much-needed funds and putting patients at risk by driving GPs out of practice. The report puts forward nine recommendations to bring down costs for the NHS

Working with other health and care partners – a suggested checklist for LPCs: (PSNC Briefing 079/17) – Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

This PSNC Briefing, which is aimed at LPC Chief Officers and members, provides a suggested checklist for developing relationships with other health and care partners including Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) / aspirant Accountable Care Systems (ACSs) and Accountable Care

A Lung Health Service: Doncaster Pharmacy Direct Referral For Chest X-Ray: A project summary – Cancer Research UK

The Accelerate, Coordinate, Evaluate (ACE) Programme is an early diagnosis of cancer initiative focused on testing innovations that either identify individuals at high risk of cancer earlier or streamline diagnostic pathways. It was set-up to accelerate the pace of change in this area

New Models Of Care In Practice: Enhanced Health In Care Homes Vanguard Connecting Care – Wakefield District – NHS Confederation

Case study of a vanguard focussing on improving the health and wellbeing of local care home residents.

New Models Of Care In Practice: Multispecialty Community Provider Vanguard: Wellbeing Erewash – NHS Confederation

Case study of a multispecialty community provider vanguard which brings together local health and social care organisations to work as one team. It has shaped a new group of services which are closer to home with patients being supported by

New Models Of Care In Practice: Integrated Primary And Acute Care Systems Vanguard: Mid Nottinghamshire Better Together – NHS Confederation

Mid Nottinghamshire Better Together vanguard is working towards the local health and care system being more joined up, and together partners have been reducing unnecessary hospital admissions for the area’s highest risk patients.

New Models Of Care In Practice: Integrated Primary And Acute Care Systems Vanguard: North East Hampshire and Farnham – NHS Confederation

Case study focussing on bringing local primary, community, acute, mental health and social care services together to work as one team to keep the local population healthier.

New models of care in practice: Multispeciality Community Provider Vanguard: Tower Hamlets Together – NHS Confederation

Case study of a  new community kidney service which uses technology to help identify and treat patients either at risk of kidney disease or already living with the condition.

New models of care in practice: Urgent and Emergency Care Vanguard: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group – NHS Confederation

Case study of  a vanguard focused on helping people who are experiencing mental health crisis and demonstrating how, with the right support, they can get the help they need at home or in the community and avoid a trip to A&E.

A healthier Stockport: An Issues Document – Stockport Together

Engagement document that outlines the case for change to support the move towards integrated care in Stockport.

From Healthcare To Homecare: The Critical Role Of 5G In Healthcare Transformation – Ericsson

Report from Ericsson that argues that the next generation of mobile networks will enable the move of care closer to home and greater patient access to data.  It considers the impact of 5G on the future of health care and its