World Health Organization (WHO) -
This report summarises the findings of a joint study by WHO Europe and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies analysing the impact of health policy responses to the crisis in Europe from 2008 to 2013. It is a key part of a wider initiative to monitor the effects of the crisis on health systems and health, to identify the policies most likely to sustain the performance of health systems facing fiscal pressure and to gain insight into the political economy of implementing reforms in a crisis.
Centre for Mental Health -
This report argues that perinatal mental health problems carry a total economic and social long-term cost to society of about £8.1 billion for each one-year cohort of births in the UK. It also finds that the NHS would need to spend just £337 million a year to bring perinatal mental health care up to the level recommended in national guidance.
This is Healthwatch's annual report which details the progress on work that has been made so far over 2013/14 in raising concerns for patients and users of health and social care services.
Suffering in silence: listening to consumer experiences of the health and social care complaints system
This report details the findings of an investigation into the failings of the complaints system in health and social care. It raises concerns about the NHS and local authority red tape making it difficult for people to complain and that there is not enough independent advice and support out there to help those in need and, above all, the public is given little incentive to come forward about their experiences. It highlights simple changes which could be made to the system in order to improve patients' experiences in complaints handling within health and care systems.
Care Quality Commission (CQC) -
This report shows there are many excellent care services in England but the variation in quality is unacceptably wide. It offers a perspective across 40,000 services in 2013/14 and shows how strong leadership and a positive culture are the key to safe care.
Government response to the House of Commons Health Committee report of session 2014-15: accoutability hearing with the Health and Care Professions Council
Department of Health (DH) -
This document is the government’s response to the Health and Care Professions Council’s accountability hearing with the House of Commons Health committee.
Department of Health (DH) -
This report is a review of how well mental health providers categorise patient needs as classified by the payment by results scheme. It summarises the quality of costing and care cluster assignment in 25 mental health providers. All 25 audits were carried out on a voluntary basis. The providers audited are different to the 9 audited in 2012/2013.