Institute for Government - The seventh annual Whitehall Monitor finds that continued turnover of ministers and civil servants could disrupt the delivery of government projects and policies. Civil servants continue to move around too often. Turnover has risen at five departments over the past year, and senior civil servants move roles, on average, every two years. Report Press release
Posted: January 21, 2020, 1:13 pm
Centre for Mental Health - This first briefing from the Centre’s Commission for Equality in Mental Health finds that mental health inequalities are closely linked to wider injustices in society. Inequalities in wealth, power and voice are linked to poorer mental health. Exclusion, discrimination, violence and insecurity all increase our risk of poor mental health and explain why some groups...
Posted: January 21, 2020, 11:08 am
Office for Statistics Regulation - This report sets out the findings from a review of adult social care statistics in England. Adult social care is a large and important area which requires strong evidence to support effective policy development, delivery of care and personal choice. While there is rightly a focus on delivery, a scarcity of funding has led to...
Posted: January 21, 2020, 10:51 am
HM Inspectorate of Prisons - This thematic report on separation covers the variety of ways in which children aged 15-18 in young offender institutions are unable to mix with their peers or attend activities in the normal way. Many children separated from their peers are effectively held in harmful solitary confinement, with little human contact and in conditions which risk...
Posted: January 21, 2020, 10:00 am
The Strategy Unit - For the 2019/20 financial year the National Tariff Payment System (NTPS) for emergency care moved from a fee-for service arrangement to a blended payment system. The blended system encourages the provider to moderate activity growth by providing financial incentives for effective demand management. However there is currently scant detail surrounding crucial aspects of the NTPS scheme....
Posted: January 20, 2020, 3:05 pm
NHS Providers - This briefing looks at the financial and investment challenges facing mental health providers. It warns that the provision of mental health services is not being prioritised across the whole of the NHS. This is despite the significant progress that has been made by the sector to innovate and transform services, and improve people’s access to care and...
Posted: January 20, 2020, 2:17 pm
Healthwatch England - There has been some positive change in the years following the Mid Staffordshire Inquiry to improve openness and transparency in the NHS. Yet when it comes to complaints, many hospitals are too focused on process rather than demonstrating how they’ve listened. Report More detail
Posted: January 20, 2020, 1:59 pm
National Audit Office - This report finds that the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, which was due to open in June 2017, is now forecast to be completed more than five years late, in the autumn of 2022, and the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has not yet set an opening date. It is now predicted to cost a total...
Posted: January 17, 2020, 11:28 am
Alzheimer's Research UK - This report calls on government to invest in six priority research areas, which will help to deliver a life-changing treatment for dementia by doubling research funding and speeding up trials for new treatments. Report Alzheimer's Research UK - press release
Posted: January 17, 2020, 11:19 am
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - This draft quality standard is open for consultation. The quality standard calls for community pharmacy services to be included in existing care and referral pathways. This will allow community pharmacy teams to accept as well as make referrals to the service most appropriate for the person. The closing date for comments is...
Posted: January 17, 2020, 11:12 am
Public Health England - This document compares England to 22 other countries, and sets out the relative position of England compared with 22 international peers in relation to the major disease burdens. It also identifies which diseases and risk factors in England are or are not improving and diseases and risks improving at a faster, or slower rate compared to...
Posted: January 17, 2020, 10:50 am
Public Health England - This report shows that due to increases in HIV testing, fewer people remain unaware of their HIV status. It concludes that the goal of eliminating HIV transmission by 2030 depends on sustaining prevention efforts and further expanding them to reach all at risk. Report Public Health England - press release
Posted: January 16, 2020, 12:00 pm
Office of Health Economics - In the light of concerns around the suitability of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence's Highly Specialised Technologies (HST) appraisal route, this report discusses the distinct ethical and economic challenges faced by ultra-orphan medicines, with particular reference to the challenges of health technology assessment in the UK. Report Press release
Posted: January 15, 2020, 4:39 pm
Public Health England - These resources aim to provide guidance to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of action to build healthy communities and embed community-centred ways of working within whole systems action to improve population health. They are intended for use by local authority, NHS and voluntary and community sector decision makers. Guidance Public Health England - publications
Posted: January 15, 2020, 12:21 pm
Reform - Between 2013-14 and 2018-19, local planning authorities (LPAs) captured over £87 million worth of developer contributions to invest in health care infrastructure, yet over £34 million are currently sitting unspent. This report shows that a lack of awareness of the Section 106 planning contributions process - effectively contributions and concessions made by developers in order to reduce their...
Posted: January 13, 2020, 1:35 pm