Across the country, police forces report increased contact with individuals experiencing mental illness. Around 50 per cent of detainees passing through police custody are said to have mental health problems; 70 per cent of the prison population has one or more mental health conditions; and detainees
Health screening is an important public health tool for the early diagnosis and treatment of a range of serious conditions. This report welcomes the Committee’s enquiry into how the decision to screen for a condition is made and carried out
Announces that the current tariff rolls forward. To ensure NHS finances balance during this interim period before a new tariff takes effect, there may need to be equivalent reductions to CQUIN and other supplementary payments. It would mean that, in the
The GMC has launched a consultation on new standards which, for the first time, will create a single set of standards for organisations delivering medical education and training across the UK. The standards will bring together the medical education and
This publication presents overviews of the health care systems of Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. Each overview covers health insurance, public and private financing, health
In December 2013 the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman published a report raising concerns about the public protection allowed by the unique arrangements for midwifery regulation. The NMC considered the report in January 2014 and commissioned an independent review of
The NHS will go into what is expected to be its toughest financial year yet with no nationally agreed set of prices for services, after controversial 2015-16 tariff proposals were resoundingly rejected by the dominant providers.
NHS England has shelved plans to transfer responsibility for specialist renal and morbid obesity services to clinical commissioning groups this year after warnings it would put patients at risk.
South Devon and Torbay CCG will attempt to encourage better integration between providers in the region by launching a set of health economy-wide incentive payments to drive performance.
Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust has warned that “stringent” council budget cuts could hit its community services.
Plans by North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust to move into a new site have been delayed by a fire at the new hospital.
Monitor has taken enforcement action against Dudley Group Foundation Trust to try to improve its finances.
Summarises surveillance on a range of causes of pressures on health services.
Fines levied on hospitals for missing the accident and emergency waiting target could increase by more than 35 per cent under new rules proposed for the coming financial year.
Royal United Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust has taken over Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases FT after its proposal was approved by Monitor.
East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust has appointed Chris Bown as interim chief executive to succeed Stuart Bain when he retires in March.
Ministers across government are focusing on attempting to cut the rate of delayed transfers of care in a renewed effort to improve accident and emergency performance ahead of the general election.
The NHS trust sector’s financial position has deteriorated to an overall deficit of £414.2m, providing new evidence of the pressure trusts are under.
This report which sets out the pioneers’ successes and challenges during the year. The pioneers are testing a range of care models, working across the boundaries between primary, community, secondary, mental and social care. Most are focused on developing integrated services
Transformation is not a matter of intention. It is a matter of alignment. Organizational alignment is achieved through 11 levers.
Web and policy updates for CCGs from NHS England.
Mental health web and policy updates from NHS England.
This resource pack has been brought together with the aim of supporting GPs to identify and appropriately manage dementia patients in the primary care environment. Currently, patients who do not wish to attend a memory clinic or undergo investigations and
This guidance sets out recommended arrangements for NHS Trusts to get external assurance that their Quality Accounts for 2014 to 2015 are reliable and accurate. Quality accounts are: reports about the quality of services by NHS healthcare providers published annually
The consultation on potential new indicators for the CCG OIS indicator menus is now open. All comments must be received by 5pm on 23 February 2015.
The consultation on potential new indicators for the NICE QOF indicator menus is now open. All comments must be received by 5pm on 23 February 2015.
This guide is aimed at those delivering mental health and wellbeing services for young people aged 16–25. It has been written to help services address the specific needs of this age group and tackle some of the barriers which prevent
This report sets out a series of ways in which NHS England, the Local Government Association, the Association of Adult Social Services, the Care Quality Commission, Health Education England and the Department of Health intend to improve the quality of
This revised code of practice places public expectations at the heart of good nursing and midwifery practice. It has been written with the input of many patients, carers, nurses and midwives. It is shaped around four statements, which state that
The response sets out the government’s approach to public protection and how this can be supported by professional regulation, it covers: • the structure of reform • the make-up of a regulatory body • registers and registration • education, standards
EV-D68 is one of more than 100 enteroviruses, and belongs to the viruses of the family Picornaviridae genus Enterovirus. The enterovirus is recognised to cause mild to severe respiratory illness ranging from fever, rhinorrhoea, cough and myalgia, to wheezing and
Study that aims to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of diversion and aftercare for class A drug-using offenders, compared with no diversion. Finds that high-quality evidence for the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of diversion schemes is sparse and does not relate
This study provides additional evidence that interdisciplinary teamworking in Intermediate Care may be associated with better outcomes for patients, but care should be taken with overinterpretation. The measures that were used within the studies were found to be reliable, valid
Aims to determine the comparative clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of topotecan (Hycamtin®, GlaxoSmithKline), pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride (PLDH; Caelyx®, Schering-Plough), paclitaxel (Taxol®, Bristol-Myers Squibb), trabectedin (Yondelis®, PharmaMar) and gemcitabine (Gemzar®, Eli Lilly and Company) for the treatment of advanced, recurrent
Self-assessment framework for NHS mental health trusts to develop local action to reduce smoking prevalence and the use of tobacco . The self-assessment model offers a: free-to-access model for self-assessment that can assist in evaluating the effectiveness of action to
Details of MRL laboratory services including malaria diagnosis. The Malaria Reference Laboratory (MRL) provides the following services: malaria diagnosis epidemiological data for the PHE Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control (CIDSC) prophylaxis advice for travellers technical advice on methodology
A framework for national and local action to address the specific health needs of young people and ensure their future health. The Framework has been developed as a resource to enable local areas in the delivery of their public health role
‘Transforming care: 2 years on’ is a collective account from partners across the health and care system, which describes the work that has taken place. It provides an update against the actions in the original report. It also shows that
The results of the 2014 British Social Attitudes survey show an increase in the public’s level of satisfaction with the NHS between 2013 and 2014. This may represent a genuine feeling among the public that the health service improved in
There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 1200 on Wednesday 28th Jan and 1200 on Tuesday 3rd Feb in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the
NHS trade unions have suspended a 12 hour strike planned for Thursday, with the government appearing to give in to demands for a 1 per cent pay rise to all non-medical staff.
Labour could merge the NHS Trust Development Authority into its foundation trust counterpart Monitor if the party forms the next government, Andy Burnham has indicated
Labour plans to introduce an ‘accountable provider’ for frail older people under its 10 year plan for the NHS funded via a ‘year of care tariff’. This suggests a new role for trusts as lead providers of joined up health
Overview report presents an assessment of the Coalition’s performance on social policy in general during 2010-15. Finds substantial cuts of a third or more have been made in unprotected areas, largely in services that are delivered at local level, such as
Labour’s 10 year NHS plan includes an ambition to deliver further guarantees for mental health patients to receive talking therapy.
This report is part of a larger piece of research funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Nuffield Foundation and carried out by LSE, University of York and University of Manchester. This working paper presents the results of an
Labour has pledged to shield voluntary sector organisations from the effects of its “NHS preferred provider” policies by giving not-for-profit providers “longer and more stable arrangements”.
Annual report examining the performance of health care systems in Europe that finds that on the whole, consumer and patient rights are improving. However, it highlights the impact of the financial crisis on the increase of inequity in health care services
The Labour party has promised it would draw up a new agreement with the NHS workforce including a commitment not to renege on staff pay recommendations if voted into power.
Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed Paul Robinson as its chief finance officer and will take up his position in March.