Joint response reflecting the views of the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, NHS Improvement, the Care Quality Commission and Health Education England. It sets out how the government intends to address the House of Commons Health and
Recommends the following effective policy interventions; Taxation is the most effective policy intervention Address availability of alcohol, e.g. limits on hours or days of sale, and density of outlets, and address marketing of alcohol. Examine pricing policies, particularly price promotions
Report that recommends that commissioners: Help enable the population to reduce the risk factors for heart failure, such as delivery of brief interventions to reduce smoking rates and monitoring of those with diabetes. Refer for genetic testing where appropriate. Develop
Respiratory illness is a particular concern in the North West. According to the North West Public Health Observatory, indirectly standardised ratios of those admitted to hospital with Acute Respiratory conditions (173.51) and Chronic Lower Respiratory conditions (194.32) are much higher for Liverpool than
Early treatment and intervention can greatly reduce the risk of complications and reduce health service expenditure, as well as improving quality of life for those with diabetes, so early intervention in this area is vital. This report looks at interventions to reduce emergency
Falls are a major cause of disability and mortality in the UK. Thirty per cent of those aged 65 and over who live in the community fall each year, rising to 45% for those aged 80 and over (Department of Health, 2009).
This report considers the evidence base and makes recommendations on how appropriate redesign of primary, intermediate and secondary care services can reduce emergency admissions to hospital. Reducing demand on A&E helps to ensure that the patients who truly need these
Report that finds several key areas where progress is being made, including: promises of a state-backed medical indemnity for GPs in England more GPs in training than ever before the establishment of the NHS GP health service, which is highly rated
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
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
Government response to the joint report of the Education and Health and Social Care Committees on ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper’. It also gives the Governments response to the consultation on the Green Paper. This consultation
Report from the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee that find NHS England’s outsourcing of primary care support services to Capita Business Services Ltd (Capita) a shambles. Its short-sighted rush to slash by a third the £90 million it cost
King’s Fund survey data from 145 trusts shows that executive director vacancies in NHS providers are widespread. Key findings include: 8 per cent of executive director posts are vacant 37% of trusts have at least one vacant executive director role,
House of Commons Committee report that identifies that the combination of rising demand and costs in the face of reductions in funding has placed the social care system under unsustainable strain. In its present state, the system is not fit
Automation is a major point of debate in politics and policy. How it will happen, when it will happen and who will be affected are all contentious questions with multiple, often conflicting, answers. Cutting through the various arguments around automation
This document outlines the Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) key performance indicators and other standards which commissioners must apply in relation to the service.