CCG and NHS England local team Briefing on Funding of Flu Vaccines from 2018-19 – NHS England

This briefing informs CCGs and NHS England local teams of changes for some CCGs to the mechanism for funding seasonal flu and adult pneumococcal vaccines. The changes described will ensure there is a consistent approach in all areas and should provide a robust

The Montefiore Health System in New York – The King’s Fund

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

Sustainable County Social Care: A Green Paper that Delivers a New Deal for Counties – County Councils Network

Paper from the County Councils Network that calls for a fully-funded Cap on the cost of social care to prevent services, care providers and councils being pushed closer to breaking point.  It also makes the case that if the government’s reform agenda is

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

Government Response to the First Joint Report of the Education and Health and Social Care Committees of Session 2017-19 on Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: A Green Paper – Department of Health and Social Care and Department for Education

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

Supporting Primary Care Services: NHS England’s contract with Capita: Fifty-Seventh Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

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

Organ Donation and Transplantation data for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities: Report for 2017/2018 (1 April 2013 – 31 March 2018) – NHS Blood and Transplant

This report provides information related to organ donation and transplantation within the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in the UK. It is published as a supplementary report of the Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report 2017/18. This report defines BAME as

Long-term funding of adult social care: First Joint Report of the Health and Social Care and Housing, Communities and Local Government Committees of Session 2017–19: Ninth Report of the Health and Social Care Committee: Seventh Report of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee – House of Commons Health and Social Care and Housing, Communities and Local Government Committees

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

The Automation Impact: Which, when and where? – Localis

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

Integrated Urgent Care Key Performance Indicators and Quality Standards 2018 – NHS England

This document outlines the Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) key performance indicators and other standards which commissioners must apply in relation to the service.

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

Advancing care, advancing years: improving cancer treatment and care for an ageing population – Cancer Research UK

Cancer UK report that notes that every year around 360,000 people in the UK were diagnosed with cancer in 2015. 36% of these people were 75 and over. By 2035, this proportion will rise to almost half (46%), because of the

Prototype agreement scheme statement of financial entitlements – Departent of Health and Social Care

This document explains how remuneration is calculated, depending on how dental practices have entered a prototype agreement. The directions 2016 contain amendments to the statement of financial entitlement to make provision for the community dental services prototypes.

National Health Service Act 2006: The National Health Service (Dental Services) (Prototype Agreements) (Amendment) Directions 2018 – Department of Health And Social Care

Extending the dental prototype agreement scheme from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020.  Regulations setting out specific terms and conditions for dental prototype agreements.

The framework for enhanced health in care homes: (New care models) – NHS England

A primary goal of health and social care services is to support people in their own home for as long as possible. If this is no longer possible, we must ensure that the best possible care is provided to those in residential

Cost, Context and Decisions in Health Economics and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: (CHE Research Paper 154) – University of York Centre for Health Economics

Cost in health economics is necessarily associated with a decision. It varies according to the contextof that decision: whether about inputs or outputs, the alternatives, its timing, the nature of the commitment to following a decision, who the decision maker

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

System under strain: Why demand pressures are more than a winter phenomenon – NHS Confederation

NHS Confederation report describing ways in which increasing demand in one part of the system can affect the performance of other NHS services elsewhere.  It notes that rising demand is not confided to winter and outlines how some NHS and

What the NHS needs to see from the social care green paper: Briefing June 2018 Issue 305 – NHS Confederation

Social care is in crisis and in need of urgent reform. This briefing lays out ten key issues the NHS Confederation and its members ask the government to consider in the social care green paper and when reshaping the care system. A