Drugs policy
Health and Social Care Committee - The United Kingdom has some of the highest drug death rates in Europe, particularly in Scotland. This Report shows how the rate of drug-related deaths has risen to the scale of a public health emergency. It recommends a radical change in approach to UK drugs policy, moving from the current criminal justice approach to a health approach, with responsibility for drugs policy moving from the Home Office to the Department of Health and Social Care.ReportPress release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

2018 urgent and emergency care survey statistical release
Care Quality Commission - This survey looked at people ’s experiences of using Type 1 (major A&E) and Type 3 (urgent care centres, minor injury units, urgent treatment centres) urgent and emergency care services, from decision to attend to leaving. One hundred and thirty two trusts took part in the survey, of which 63 trusts had both a Type 1 and a Type 3 department, and 69 trusts had only a Type 1 A&E. The survey only includes Type 3 departments that are run directly by acute trusts, and not those run in collaboration with, or exclusively by others.ReportMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Patient involvement, experience and feedback Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs

Steps to expand placement capacity
NHS Employers - The NHS Long Term Plan sets out ambitions to increase the number of people in learning placements across the NHS. To meet these ambitions, employers will have to scale up the ability to offer a safe and high-quality learning environment that supports workforce development. Based on conversations with those organisations which have already grown their capacity, this briefing sets out a series questions and actions, under six key areas to help employers reflect on what more they can do to increase placement capacity in a way that is sustainable for their organisation.BriefingMore detail (Source: Health M...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs

The price of poor procurement: the argument for an independent regulation
Reform - This paper offers a way forward to reduce the risk of poor government procurement and help ensure healthy markets. Reform is calling on the government to introduce an independent regulator for outsourcing.The current system relies too heavily on organisations like the National Audit Office and Parliamentary Select Committees which lack the power to enforce change or sanction responsible parties.ReportMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Regulation, governance and accountability Source Type: blogs

Delivering the NHS long-term plan's ambition of ageing well: old age psychiatry as a vital resource
Royal College of Psychiatrists - This guidance is to help local areas plan and deliver specialist services, led by old age psychiatrists, to meet the needs of older people. It brings together views from older people, service users, carers and a wide range of health and social care professionals.GuidancePress release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Mental Health Source Type: blogs

Health and social care and LGBT Communities
This report finds that too often LGBT people are expected to fit into systems that assume they are straight and cisgender. But the Committee has found that deep inequalities exist in health outcomes for these communities and that treating them “the same” as non-LGBT people will not address these poor outcomes.ReportPress release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Patient involvement, experience and feedback Source Type: blogs

Underground lives: homelessness and modern slavery in London
This report highlights concerns that victims of modern slavery are sleeping rough and facing further exploitation due to lack of appropriate local authority support. The most likely avenue for seeking support was instead faith and religious organisations. Local authorities are the only first responder organisation who have a statutory duty to both reduce homelessness and refer potential victims of modern slavery to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM).ReportPress release  (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

Designing digital skills interventions for older people
This report brings together recommendations for designing digital skills interventions for older people with care and support needs. It draws on insights from two pathfinders, which were funded by NHS Digital and supported by Good Things Foundation as part of the Widening Digital Participation programme. The pathfinders generated insights on small system-level changes that can embed digital inclusion in social care support and factors influencing digital inclusion within social housing schemes.ReportMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: New technologies Source Type: blogs

Independent report into sexism at the BMA
British Medical Association (BMA) - The BMA commissioned Daphne Romney QC to produce this report after two female doctors alleged sexism and sexual harassment by elected members of the BMA. The report found that some women ‘feel they are undervalued, ignored or patronised because they are women. This applies to both doctors and members of staff. The BMA has introduced a number of measures to promote equality and tackle discriminatory behaviour.ReportPress release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs

Underground lives: male victims of modern slavery
This report highlights concerns that victims of modern slavery are sleeping rough and facing further exploitation due to lack of appropriate local authority support. The most likely avenue for seeking support was instead faith and religious organisations. Local authorities are the only first responder organisation who have a statutory duty to both reduce homelessness and refer potential victims of modern slavery to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM).ReportPress release  (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

Departmental overview: Department of Health and Social Care 2019
This report is designed to provide a quick and accessible overview of the Department and its performance over the last year. It focuses on the Department ’s responsibilities and how it spends its money, key developments in its areas of work and findings from our recent reports.ReportNational Audit Office - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Regulation, governance and accountability Source Type: blogs

Structurally unsound: exploring inequalities: igniting research to better inform UK policy
This report argues that the UK government's current approach to tackling inequality needs to address the multiple levels of disadvantage that some people face. The report gives many examples where inequalities remain, including within health and life expectancy. The report recommends five cross ‑cutting themes for the research and policymaking community to consider to effectively tackle structural inequalities in the UK: language, opportunity, understanding evidence, voice, and place.ReportUniversity College London - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

Reviewing the case: the right to appeal in adult social care
This report looks into how people can challenge decisions about the care and support they receive. The report reveals that as few as one in five local authorities have put in place a separate appeals process, with the majority instead relying on a complaints process which can be unfit for purpose. It calls on the Government to introduce a statutory appeals process for adult social care and discusses the advantages this system would offer.ReportIndependent Age - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Social care Source Type: blogs

A healthy foundation for the future: the final report of the young people ’s future health inquiry
This report summarises the work of a two-year inquiry into young people ’s future health. It urges the government to overhaul policies across housing, transport and education and adopt a whole government approach to secure the future health of today’s young people. The recommendations for action include calls for a consistent approach to discounted and free public t ransport for students across the UK and a review of the impact the current testing regime in schools has on mental health.ReportThe Health Foundation - press release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Mental Health Source Type: blogs

A consensus on healthy ageing
Public Health England -This statement by Public Health England and the Centre for Ageing Better sets out a shared vision for making England the best place in the world to grow old. Signatories span the areas of health, employment, housing and communities, and are from academia, local government, the NHS, and the public and voluntary sectors.StatementPublic Health England - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

Report of the independent review of adult screening programmes in England
This report says that the NHS has the opportunity to upgrade cancer screening to save thousands more lives each year. It calls for people to be given much greater choice over when and where they are screened and recommends that local screening services should put on extra evening and weekend appointments for breast, cervical and other cancer checks.ReportNHS England - news (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Source Type: blogs

The state of health care and adult social care in England 2018/19
Care Quality Commission - This year ’s report considers the pressures faced by health and social care as a whole – but focuses particularly on inpatient mental health and learning disability services. While the overall quality picture for the mental health sector, which includes community mental health services, remains stable, th is masks a real deterioration in some specialist inpatient services. In hospital emergency departments, performance has continued to get worse while attendances and admissions have continued to rise. The stability of the adult social care market remains a particular concern.Repor...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs

Health visiting in England: a vision for the future
Institute for Health Visiting - Developed in response to the government ’s request for stakeholder engagement to inform their plans to refresh the health visiting model for England and the Healthy Child Programme, and taking into account the worrying loss of health visitors over the past four years, this publication sets out a new model of health visiting advising eig ht universal contacts and a particular focus on fifteen areas where health visiting can have a high impact on health outcomes.ReportPress release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs

Integrated care: what physicians need to know about implementing the NHS long term plan
Royal College of Physicians - This guide outlines how doctors can best influence their local  integrated care system. It highlights some best practice and case studies, which we hope provide food for thought as to how clinicians may approach delivering more integrated health and care.GuidePress release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Integrated care Source Type: blogs

EU reciprocal healthcare arrangements: Brexit guidance
House of Commons Library - This briefing provides an overview of some of the guidance that the UK government has published on reciprocal healthcare after Brexit.BriefingMore detail  (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Brexit Source Type: blogs

Structurally unsound: exploring inequalities - igniting research to better inform UK policy
University College London - The UK government ’s current approach to tackling inequality should urgently address the multiple levels of disadvantage that some people face, according to this report. It finds that women, working class, ethnic minority and disabled groups often face multiple disadvantages affecting their educational outcomes, em ployment prospects, home ownership, health and life expectancy. The report, compiled with contributions from the Resolution Foundation, highlights lessons learned and provides recommendations for policymakers and researchers to adopt when approaching structural inequalities...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Source Type: blogs

Volume recruitment in the NHS: themes and recommendations
This report, commissioned from Professional Psychology Ltd,  outlines recommendations to help modernise recruitment practices in NHS organisations. The report focuses on volume recruitment of nurses and healthcare assistants (HCAs) as the largest staff groups at all NHS trusts. It includes tips on encouraging equality and diversity through recruitment processes, advice on how to run assessment centres and recommendations on how to advertise job roles and attract the right staff.ReportMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs

Making the NHS the best place to work: support for engagement to improve our people ’s experience at work
NHS Improvement - This resource, developed in partnership with NHS Employers, provides extra support and examples of good practice to those organisations seeking further help with staff engagement.ResourceMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs

Analysis of inspection reports
General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) - The GPhC commissioned Solutions for Public Health to identify the key patterns, trends and themes in pharmacy inspection reports from November 2013 to August 2018. The analysis identified seven emergent themes which were associated with good and/or poor performance: governance; a proactive approach; efficient processes; responsiveness; customer and patient focus; added value; and lack of key knowledge and a failure to learn.ReportMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: NHS measurement and performance Source Type: blogs

Time to solve childhood obesity: an independent report by the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies
This report calls for action across industry and the public sector to help the government reach its target of halving childhood obesity by 2030. It sets out a range of recommendations for the government, which are supported by ten principles, and builds on the work the government has already done.ReportDepartment of Health and Social Care - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

Health visiting in England: a vision for the future
This report was developed in response to the government ’s request for stakeholder engagement to inform their plans to refresh the health visiting model for England and the Healthy Child Programme, and taking into account the drop in numbers of health visitors over the past four years. It sets out a new model of health visiting and has a particular foc us on fifteen areas where health visiting can have a high impact on health outcomes.ReportInstitute of Health Visiting - press release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Social care Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs

Providers deliver: better care for patients
This report considers both the leadership approaches and frontline initiatives that underpin improvements in quality. Through eleven case study conversations, it considers some of the frontline work that has contributed to trusts ’ improvements in CQC ratings, as well as exploring the role of trust leaders in providing an enabling, supportive environment in which this work has been possible.ReportNHS Providers - news (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs

The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the adult social care workforce in England and the characteristics of the 1.49 million people working in it. Topics covered include: employment information, recruitment and retention, demographics, pay, qualification rates and future workforce forecasts.ReportSkills for Care - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Social care Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs

Get it on time: the case for improving medication management for Parkinson ’s
This report highlights problems that people with Parkinson's disease can face receiving their medication when having a hospital stay. These findings include: nearly two thirds of people who have Parkinson ’s don’t always get their medication on time in hospital; more than three quarters of people with Parkinson’s asked reported that their health deteriorated as a result of poor medication management in hospital; and only 21 per cent of respondents said they got their medication on time without having to remind hospital staff. The report sets out recommendations hospitals should implement to improve me...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Patient involvement, experience and feedback Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs

Improving the medical discharge process
Help for Heroes - This policy paper states that there are currently major inconsistencies and gaps in Ministry of Defence support for those being medically discharged. The government should commission an independent review and audit of the medical discharge process, to ensure those forced to leave the military as a result of their injuries or illnesses are provided with the best possible opportunity to transition well into civilian life.Policy paperPress release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Mental Health Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs

Standing up for patient and public safety
This report describes the lack of clear roles, responsibilities and accountability for workforce planning and supply in England. In reality, this means that the health and care workforce is not growing in line with increasing population need for health and care services, and there are large numbers of vacant posts throughout the system. This impacts upon patient safety and outcomes, and leads to a challenging working environment for staff. To resolve this, the RCN makes the case for this to be resolved through legislation, alongside additional investment in the nursing workforce and a national health and care workforce str...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Patient safety Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs

The state of the NHS provider sector
This reports sets out in detail the growing pressures and difficulties trusts face, despite welcome funding pledges from government and a new long term plan for the NHS.ReportPress release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: NHS finances and productivity Source Type: blogs

Developing allied health professional leaders: an interactive guide for clinicians and trust boards
NHS Improvement -This is a guide to professional development opportunities and possibilities to support allied health professionals (AHPs) lead at all levels. It describes the common features of the AHP leadership journey, by combining insights and evidence from trust executives and chief AHPs. Its primary audience is aspiring AHP leaders and those with responsibility for developing the AHP workforce.GuidanceNHS Improvement - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Leadership and leadership development Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs

There and back: what people tell us about their experiences of travelling to and from NHS services
Healthwatch - This briefing highlights what the public are saying about issues they face when it comes to travelling to and from NHS services, including issues with public transport, parking and non-emergency patient transport services.BriefingMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Patient involvement, experience and feedback Source Type: blogs

Work conversations in healthcare: how, where, when and by whom?
Public Health England - Public Health England ’s ‘work as a health outcome’ programme seeks to promote healthcare professionals’ understanding of the health benefits of good work and encourage them to have supportive conversations about work and health with their patients. The programme has been informed by the evidence base for Making Every Contact Count (MECC). To further understand whether or to what extent the MECC framework is transferable to this context, a comprehensive literature review with stakeholder engagement was conducted. This review presents key findings, discussions and recomme...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs

Government response to ACMD report'Ageing cohort of drug users '
Department of Health and Social Care -This document sets out the government ’s response to the recommendations made in the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) reportAgeing cohort of drug users. The Department of Health and Social Care sought contributions from the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish administrations and coordinated responses to the report. Officials from each of the four nations have reviewed the council ’s advice and set out work underway to address the recommendations.ReportLetterDepartment of Health - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

Stoptober 2018: campaign evaluation
This report document measures the impact of Stoptober in 2018. The report aims to assess the scale of the campaign (reach and visibility), the degree to which people engage with different elements of Stoptober, and actions and behaviours Stoptober has generated.ReportPublic Health England - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

Life after loss: an economic evaluation of specialist counselling after baby loss
This report is an economic evaluation of the baby loss charity Petals, which provides counselling to women who have experienced the death of a baby and their partners. The evaluation calculates that national provision of counselling to 4,822 mothers would cost £3.17m per annum, which would create a national safety-net of support to help parents at this immensely difficult time. No such service currently operates across England and Wales. The report highlights that specialist baby loss counselling is inexpensive, effective and reduces government expenditu re.ReportCentre for Mental Health - press release (Source: Heal...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Mental Health Source Type: blogs

Health infrastructure plan: a new, strategic approach to improving our hospitals and health infrastructure
Department of Health and Social Care - The health infrastructure plan (HIP) will deliver a long-term, rolling five-year programme of investment in health infrastructure, including capital to: build new hospitals; modernise the primary care estate; improve mental health facilities; invest in new diagnostics and technology; and help eradicate critical safety issues in the NHS estate.PlanMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: NHS finances and productivity Source Type: blogs

The community mental health framework for adults and older adults
NHS England - This framework describes how the NHS long term plan ’s vision for a place-based community mental health model can be realised, and how community services should modernise to offer whole-person, whole-population health approaches, aligned with the new primary care networks.FrameworkMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Mental Health Source Type: blogs

Pharmacy Quality Scheme guidance 2019/20
NHS England and NHS Improvement - A community pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme (QPS), which forms part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF), was introduced in December 2016. The QPS was designed to reward community pharmacies for delivering quality criteria in all three of the quality dimensions: clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient experience.GuidanceMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs

Health matters: rough sleeping
Public Health England - This guidance focuses on the scale of rough sleeping in England, the causes and consequences of rough sleeping (including the links with poor physical and mental health, prevention and effective interventions) and relevant calls to action.Guidance (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - September 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

The NHS ’s recommendations to government and parliament for an NHS bill
NHS England and NHS Improvement - The NHS long term plan included suggested changes to the law to help implement the plan. In spring 2019, NHS staff, partner organisations and interested members of the public were invited to give their views on the proposals. This document sets out the NHS response to the views it received during engagement and sets out its recommendations to government and parliament for an NHS bill. This bill could help deliver improved patient care by removing barriers and promoting collaboration between NHS organisations and their partners.RecommendationsPress release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - September 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Integrated care Source Type: blogs

A new approach to complex needs: Primary Care Psychological Medicine - first year evaluation
This report finds that the service has reduced the use of GP, outpatient and emergency department services in one year by more than its own staff costs. The report concludes that Primary Care Networks could benefit from setting up similar services in local areas across the country so that fewer people miss out on the support they need close to home.ReportCentre for Mental Health - news (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - September 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Mental Health Source Type: blogs

NICEimpact: maternity and neonatal care
This report focuses on how NICE ’s evidence-based guidance contributes to improvements in maternity and neonatal care. It finds that if all maternity units applied NICE’s recommendations on twin and triplet pregnancies, such as labelling the fetuses during scans so they can be told apart and monitored closely for complications , it could lead to 634 fewer emergency caesarean sections and 1,308 fewer neonatal admissions in England, per year. This could mean preventing around one in ten neonatal admissions of babies from multiple births in the UK each year.ReportNICE - news (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - September 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs

Using online consultations in primary care: implementation toolkit
NHS England -This online consultation toolkit is an interactive document that provides a range of ideas and options for different professionals, including clinicians, at different points in their implementation journey.Implementation toolkitNHS England - related documents  (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - September 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Patient involvement, experience and feedback Source Type: blogs

Exiting the EU: supplying the health and social care sectors
This report reviews the Department for Health& Social Care ’s (DHSC’s) preparations to make sure the UK has a steady flow of supplies for the health and social care sector when it leaves the EU. It finds that of the 12,300 medicines used in the UK, DHSC estimates that around 7,000 come from or via the EU. The report examines the progress made – workin g with other government departments, NHS and social care providers, and with private sector suppliers – in implementing the Continuity of Supply Programme. It sets out the DHSC’s plan and records the progress made.ReportNational Audit Office ...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - September 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Brexit Source Type: blogs

Less than full time training: the trainee perspective
This report is based on the results of a survey of over 600 trainees and highlights the benefits and challenges of working less than full time (LTFT). It found that: doctors who worked LTFT were overburdened by administrative duties, proportionally more than full time colleagues; two thirds of trainees are considering LTFT training in the future; too few trainees are involved in working pattern planning; LTFT training is expensive; and there is not enough information about working LTFT.ReportRoyal College of Physicians of Edinburgh - press release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - September 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs

Creating healthy places: perspectives from NHS England ’s Healthy New Towns programme
The King's Fund - These essays highlight a number of themes, including the value of taking a place-based approach to population health, the need for specific action on health inequalities, the importance of working closely with communities and the potential to use new places as a test bed for integrated care. The report concludes that there is significant potential to improve population health through place-making and community development. It also stresses the need for the NHS to be closely involved in major housing developments and regeneration programmes in order to improve health and care outcomes.Read it now ...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - September 26, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

Delivering same-sex accommodation
NHS England -This guidance has been updated to reflect current patient pathways, including further definition of what is and is not a mixed-sex accommodation breach and circumstances in which mixing may be justified and therefore not constitute a breach.GuidanceNHS England - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - September 26, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Patient involvement, experience and feedback Source Type: blogs