Reducing emergency alcohol‐related hospital admissions: (Observatory Report Series number 77) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

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

Interventions to reduce emergency admissions for heart failure: (Observatory Report Series number 79) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

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

Interventions to reduce emergency hospital admissions for respiratory illness: (Observatory Report Series number 78) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

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

Interventions to reduce emergency hospital admissions for diabetes : (Observatory Report Series number 80) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

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

Interventions to reduce emergency hospital admissions for falls: (Observatory Report Series number 81) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

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).

Reducing Emergency Admissions to Hospital -Redesign of services: (Observatory Report Series number 82) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

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

How to produce a Sustainable Development Management Plan (SDMP) – The Sustainable Development Unit and NHS Improvement

Organisations have a duty to protect the health of future generations by reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change. The health and care system reduced emissions by 18.5% up to 2017. While this is good progress, it is still behind

NHS England Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response annual assurance guidance – NHS England

This guidance document has been produced to provide guidance to organisations completing the Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) annual assurance process.  

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

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

Leadership in today’s NHS: delivering the impossible – The King’s Fund

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,

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

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

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