National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) -
This study looks at the options of self-care support available to children and young people in order to help prevent mental ill-health or speed recovery from it. The study consists of a systematic review of the literature as well as case studies of existing self-care services for mental health in England and Wales. It found that self-care could aid in recovery and that patients and families welcomed the choice and flexibility in self-care services.
Health Service Journal -
The extent to which an organisation is inclusive and understands specific health needs of LGBT people will have an impact on the experience of LGBT staff and patients. HSJ is exploring attitudes to and experiences of LGBT people in the NHS. We are seeking the views both from people who identify as LGBT and those who do not.
The King's Fund -
Sir David Dalton’s forthcoming review provides a timely opportunity to explore the range of organisational models that providers could use to meet their current strategic and financial challenges. This publication explores some of the organisational options available, including how high-performing NHS organisations might support providers in difficulty. It provides an evidence review and a range of individual perspectives on some of those new organisational arrangements, in health and other sectors, nationally and internationally – in a bid to inform the work of the Dalton review. The individual contributions highlight the benefits and challenges of different organisational models.
Government’s response to the House of Lords Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change Report ‘Ready For Ageing?’ one year update
Department of Health (DH) -
This report outlines the government response to the House of Lords report on what can be done to meet the challenges of an ageing population.
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) -
This guide captures the latest research findings on this important and emerging area of social care. It also provides some practice examples of good work in this area. The guide is aimed at health and social care commissioners of home care services for older people with complex needs. Providers of these care services may also find it useful.