Department of Health -
In response to issues raised with the Department of Health in 2014, the department commissioned the Health Group Internal Audit to review 2 Care Quality Commission (CQC) procurements made in 2013. The report is published alongside a letter from Department of Health’s Permanent Secretary to the Chief Executive of the CQC and his response.
Alzheimer's Disease International -
The purpose of this report is to understand the main issues affecting women in relation to dementia from an international perspective. The report examines the effect of gender on three specific groups: women living with dementia; women caring for people with dementia in a professional caring role; women undertaking an informal caregiving role for someone with dementia. It also focuses on cross-cutting issues, including factors affecting women in low and middle income countries; family structures and kinship; and the effects of migration.
Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) -
This report argues that one of the most important things the NHS can do to tackle the squeeze between demand and resources is to make better use of innovative technology and methods. It explores the barriers to introducing and spreading innovation in the NHS, and how to help those who develop, commission and use potentially revolutionary healthcare innovations.
NHS Confederation -
This survey presents the view that local leaders can only address the challenges facing the NHS if they have the political support, if national bodies improve the way they work together and if there is better support for social care and mental health services. More than 90 per cent of NHS leaders believe that social care cuts are directly affecting patient care in their organisations.
Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) -
This annual budget report aims to provide an analysis of the state of adult social care finances and intelligence on how adult social care is responding to the twin challenges of meeting increased demand and managing reducing resources.
NHS Clinical Commissioners -
This briefing highlights how collaborative working between CCG leaders and secondary care doctors can provide benefits to the health service provision of local people. Since the Health and Social Care Act established CCGs in 2012 there has been some uncertainty around how secondary care doctors, on CCG governing bodies, can best support local commissioning. This report demonstrates the potential that this role can have, whether this is for the clinicians involved, or the wider CCG, or for local people and patients.
Socioeconomic inequality of access to healthcare: does patients’ choice explain the gradient? Evidence from the English NHS
Centre for Health Economics -
Equity of access is a key policy objective in publicly-funded healthcare systems. Using data on patients undergoing non-emergency heart revascularization procedures in the English NHS, this research paper finds evidence of significant differences in waiting times within public hospitals between patients with different socioeconomic status (up to 35% difference between the most and least deprived population quintiles).
The Five year forward view signalled the intention by the national bodies to introduce a new regime to create the conditions for success in the most challenged health and care economies. This guidance is aimed at providing increased support and direction to the most challenged systems in order to secure improvement in three main areas.