Department of Health -
The Department of Health Group Accounting Manual (GAM) is based on the 2017 to 2018 Treasury Financial Reporting Manual, adapted for the NHS. It includes mandatory accounting guidance for all DH group and NHS bodies on completing their statutory annual report and accounts. The DH are consulting on the content of the 2017 to 2018 GAM. The closing date for responses is 24 February 2017.
Institute of Public Care -
This paper captures some of the learning and experience from work on developing integrated practice. It aims to offer guidance to those embarking on a significant period of change on what they may need to consider. It draws on IPC’s practice-based experience of integration across a range of different organisational set-ups and cultures.
Public Health England -
This review gives policy makers and local areas an objective assessment of what drug treatment outcomes are achievable, and compares outcomes in England to the evidence and to other drug treatment systems. It reviews the impact of housing problems, unemployment and social deprivation on treatment engagement and outcomes. The review also considers how drug treatment will need to be configured to meet future need and recommends an appropriate set of measures or indicator for treatment evaluation.
National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death -
This report expresses concerns about a failure by general hospitals to integrate physical and mental healthcare services. It concludes that this is leading to poor care for patients with a physical illness who also happen to have a mental health condition.
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health -
This report brings together data on a comprehensive list of 25 measures of the health of UK children, ranging from specific conditions such as asthma, diabetes and epilepsy, risk factors for poor health such as obesity and a low rate of breastfeeding, to child deaths. The data provide an “across the board” snapshot of child health and wellbeing in the UK. It finds that nearly one in five children in the UK is living in poverty and inequality is blighting their lives, with those from the most deprived backgrounds experiencing much worse health compared with the most affluent.
Department of Health -
Dame Christine Lenehan was asked by the Department of Health to take a strategic overview and recommend what practical action can be taken to co-ordinate care, support and treatment for children and young people with complex needs (and behaviour that challenges) involving mental health problems and learning disabilities and/or autism. This report makes eleven recommendations for government departments and partners at a national level on how to improve the system.