House of Commons Library -
This briefing outlines the current use of electronic health records in the NHS in England in relation to the pledge that the NHS will be paper-free by 2020.
National Audit Office (NAO) -
This report argues that whilst devolution deals offer opportunities to stimulate economic growth and reform public services for local users, the arrangements are untested and government could do more to provide confidence that these deals will achieve the benefits intended. It also highlights significant accountability implications arising from the deals which central government and local areas will need to develop and clarify. These include the details of how and when powers will be transferred to mayors and how they will be balanced against national parliamentary accountability.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) -
This quality standard aims to help health care professionals and organisations tackle the problem of antimicrobial resistance. It contains six statements which health care professionals can use to lower antimicrobian resistance and improve the quality of data tracking in the NHS.
Royal College of Nursing (RCN) -
The Buurtzorg model is a cost-effective and nurse-led district nursing system founded in the Netherlands. This briefing looks at the successes of the Buurtzorg model, while also identifying some of the challenges which would need to be addressed if the UK were ever to adopt a similar system approach. The content and analysis have been updated to reflect developments taking place across the UK with regards to piloting Buurtzorg.