Centre for Workforce Intelligence -
This report was jointly commissioned by the Department of Health (DH), Public Health England (PHE) and Health Education England as a discussion paper looking at the public health workforce of 2035. It looks ahead at the capacity and capability needed and what needs to be be done or put in place to get ready for the future. It is aimed at informing the DH's planned refresh of the national public health workforce strategy in 2016. The work complements the PHE review Fit for the Future - Public Health People: A review of the public health workforce, which considers the medium-term issues and needs of the public health workforce.
The King's Fund -
Nearly two-thirds of NHS trust finance directors and more than half of CCG finance leads say the quality of patient care in their area has deteriorated over the past year, according to this report. It finds that only 2 per cent of trust finance directors and 12 per cent of CCG finance leads said that patient care had improved over the past 12 months.
Public Health England (PHE) -
The Department of Health commissioned PHE to carry out a thematic review of public health workforce future capabilities and skills. This review outlines five important themes that underpin the response to developing a workforce for 2021 and provides a clear pathway and plan to achieve the ‘new’ workforce.
Joint review of partnerships and investment in voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in the health and care sector
Department of Health -
This report sets out recommendations for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in the health and care sector. It is a joint review by the Department of Health, Public Health England, and NHS England. The aim of the review is to: describe the role of the VCSE sector in improving health, wellbeing and care outcomes; identify the challenges and opportunities in realising the sector’s potential; and address challenges and maximise opportunities. It emphasises putting wellbeing at the centre of health and care services, and making VCSE organisations an integral part of a collaborative system.
Review on Antimicrobial Resistance -
This report outlines the Review’s final recommendations. It first discusses the mounting problem of resistance and why action is needed to combat it and then provides an overview of the solutions that the Review thinks should be implemented to curtail unnecessary use and increase the supply of new antimicrobials. It then looks at the role of public awareness campaigns, the need to improve sanitation and hygiene, reduce pollution from agriculture and the environment, improve global surveillance, introduce rapid diagnostics and vaccines, the need to increase the number of people in this area, and use of market entry rewards and an innovation fund to generate more drugs. Finally the paper examines how these solutions can be funded and looks at ways to build political consensus around them.