Centre for Health Economics, University of York (CHE) -
This research highlights the breadth of health inequalities between the richest and poorest in England. It finds that the richest fifth of people in England can expect to live at least 12 more years of life in full health than the poorest fifth. Despite their shorter lives, poorer people make more use of NHS services - especially emergency services. It identifies reducing inequality in health care outcomes rather than access to care as a priority for the NHS.
Think autism: examples of how local councils support people with autistic spectrum conditions to live fulfilling lives within their local communities
Local Government Association (LGA) -
This series of case studies that illustrate the positive work councils are undertaking with their local partners to support people living with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) in their communities. It highlights the great opportunity, and challenge, for councils and councillors to use their unique local leadership role to drive continued improvements in the delivery of services and support for people with autism – and ensuring that these services and support are developed with people with autism, and not just delivered to them.
International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK) -
This study has found that attitudes of the over 50s towards alcohol and ageing could be leaving them at increased risk of harm from alcohol. Over 16,700 people were surveyed and of these respondents over half, aged 65 and over, believe that people with an alcohol problem have themselves to blame. Nearly a quarter think they should feel ashamed. The five most frequently reported reasons for those who drink more now than in the past are age-related. These include retirement, bereavement, loss of sense of purpose, fewer opportunities to socialise and finances.
Department of Health (DH) -
Pay, terms and conditions for NHS staff on Agenda for Change contracts are determined by the government in the light of the recommendations from NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB), which takes evidence from the four UK governments, trade unions and NHS Employers before making its recommendations. This report is the Department of Health’s evidence to the NHSPRB for the 2016 to 2017 pay round.
Alzheimer's Society -
This investigation into the quality and variation in hospital care for people with dementia has found that too many people with dementia are falling while in hospital, being discharged at night or being marooned in hospital despite their medical treatment having finished. The report launches a campaign to introduce annual statements of dementia care from each hospital, including feedback from patients with dementia, helping to raise standards of care across the country. It also calls for regulators such as Monitor and Care Quality Commission to include standards of dementia care in their assessments.