National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - This quality standard covers decision making in people aged 16 and over, using health and social care services who may lack capacity to make their own decisions (now or in the future). It aims to support implementation of the aims and principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and relevant Codes of...
Posted: August 12, 2020, 1:34 pm
Salvation Army - This report warns that the economic consequences of the pandemic will increase rough sleeping and force families into expensive and unsuitable temporary accommodation, like bed and breakfast, as local authorities struggle to manage rising homelessness levels. The government needs to properly fund homelessness support services in this Autumn’s Comprehensive Spending Review. Report More detail
Posted: August 12, 2020, 1:32 pm
Sisters Not Strangers - Sisters Not Strangers, a coalition of eight organisations, surveyed over 100 asylumseeking women from England and Wales to hear how they are surviving during the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey was completed by women seeking and refused asylum, as well as those with leave to remain. These responses were supplemented by a survey of 24 staff and...
Posted: August 12, 2020, 1:29 pm
Social Care Institute For Excellence - This guide discusses the lessons learned from hospital discharge and avoidance during the Covid-19 pandemic. It highlights challenges faced and good practice to prevent unnecessary admissions going forward. Guide More detail
Posted: August 12, 2020, 1:26 pm
Office of Health Economics - The issue of rising prescription drug prices is a concern in every country. Dozens of policy initiatives and hundreds of research projects over last the fifty years have attempted to find solutions to pricing that provide an appropriate balance between the cost to health care systems and incentives for R&D. To name but a few,...
Posted: August 12, 2020, 1:23 pm
Office of Health Economics - Many health technology assessment (HTA) agencies limit their assessment of vaccines to individual health benefits and the costs associated with vaccine administration and the disease avoided. However, compared to other health technologies, the standard evaluation approaches have often been criticised as inadequate to accurately estimate the value of vaccines. This study uses a newly designed...
Posted: August 12, 2020, 1:21 pm
Office of Health Economics - Most value assessments of vaccination programs are carried out by taking the perspective of the health system. To stimulate the debate concerning the broader value of vaccination beyond this perspective, this report quantifies the related return on investment to the UK government. Report More detail
Posted: August 12, 2020, 1:18 pm
NHS Confederation - While ostensibly a physical health issue, Covid-19 has and will continue to have huge implications for mental health providers and the individuals they support. This report from the NHS Reset campaign considers what mental health services need to prepare for the expected surge in demand. It also highlights how the health and care system can 'reset' the...
Posted: August 12, 2020, 1:12 pm
NHS England - This guidance introduces an agreed definition of an appointment, and asks general practice to start applying this now and systematically, as an important first step to improve data quality. Guidance More detail
Posted: August 12, 2020, 12:01 pm
NHS England - This guidance supports Integrated Care Systems and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, primary care networks, training hubs and other local partners to understand and continue delivery of the General Practice Fellowship programme, supporting newly-qualified GPs and nurses working in primary care. Guidance More detail
Posted: August 12, 2020, 11:59 am
NHS England - Further to the letter of 31 July 2020 about the third phase of the NHS response to Covid-19, this document provides a range of supplementary materials to support implementation. The document includes: urgent actions to address inequalities in NHS provision and outcomes; mental health planning; restoration of adult and older people’s community health services; using patient-initiated follow-ups...
Posted: August 12, 2020, 11:57 am
The King's Fund - This is the 29th edition of the QMR and the first since July 2019. It tracks the financial and performance issues facing the NHS. Report
Posted: August 12, 2020, 11:46 am
Health Foundation - This research reveals that one in three GPs who singlehandedly manage a GP practice are at high risk of death from Covid-19. It estimates that this could potentially leave 710,043 patients without face-to-face appointments with their GPs if those at high risk take the difficult decision to limit direct patient contact. It argues that CCGs must ensure...
Posted: August 7, 2020, 10:00 am
British Medical Association - The BMA surveyed its members to understand specific challenges for doctors working through the menopause. This report looks at the experiences of doctors and areas of action which could support doctors during this time. The survey this report is based on ran from November 2019 to February 2020 with 2,000 doctors participating. Report British Medical Association...
Posted: August 7, 2020, 9:48 am
Public Health England - This plan outlines the steps that Public Health England (PHE) will take to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment and achieve its environmental, social and economic targets. In particular, it looks at how PHE will aim to reduce its carbon emissions while still providing high quality, science-based support to its stakeholders. Report Public...
Posted: August 7, 2020, 9:37 am