Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) -
This report argues that training and working standards in the care sector need to be improved in order to attract a greater number of UK workers and to avoid labour shortages post-Brexit. It highlights the need for greater investment and funding alongside a workforce strategy that focuses on effective minimum standards for training and qualification; better conditions for workers; and a focus on innovation to drive productivity improvements.
British Medical Association (BMA) -
This analysis of the 44 STPs in England estimates that £9.5bn of capital funding is required to create the infrastructure to deliver the plans. The BMA sent out a series of FOI requests and have compiled information for each STP area on the financial needs required to implement the plans in each area.
Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI) -
This report assesses the published drafts for STP plans and it raises concerns around the credibility of the implementation measures outlined in the plans. It argues that the scale of the planned reduction in hospital services implies rationing and risks the collapse of some services.
Age UK -
The Index of Wellbeing in Later Life provides a multi-faceted measure of older people's wellbeing across health, social, personal, financial and local environment domains. The report highlights the importance of maintaining meaningful engagement with the world for older people's wellbeing and recommends that work needs to be done in reducing barriers and increasing enablers to societal engagement for the UK's older people.
Centre for Mental Health -
This report is the last in a series stemming from a year-long investigation into suicide in prisons by the Centre for Mental Health and the Howard League for Penal Reform. This report is based on interviews with health care staff working in prisons and those reviewing clinical care following suicide deaths. It finds that find that distress, self-harm and suicide attempts are too often seen as manipulative rather than signs of need and vulnerability among prisoners. And staff shortages, a ‘toxic’ working environment and a failure to recognise the traumatising impact of prison for both prisoners and staff all contribute to an unsafe environment. The report highlights the need for a culture change in prisons to prevent people from losing their lives through suicide.