Macmillan Cancer Support -
This report finds that there is a large variation in survival and the long-term impact on survivors’ health for breast, prostate, lung and brain cancers. It urges NHS leaders and GPs to adopt the solutions in the report and use the research to better plan cancer services. These include improving early diagnosis; providing equal access to the best available treatment; implementing the ‘cancer recovery package’; and encouraging people with cancer to be physically active.
Standardised packaging of tobacco - report of the independent review undertaken by Sir Cyril Chantler
The Chantler Review -
This report concludes that standardised packaging of tobacco is likely to contribute to a reduction in smoking, including reducing the rate of children taking up smoking.
The implementation of the Working Time Directive, and its impact on the NHS and health professionals
Independent Working Time Regulations Taskforce -
This report finds that the implementation of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) in the NHS has had an adverse impact on the training in certain medical specialities, including surgeons and doctors working in acute medicine. The report was commissioned by the government in response to concerns it had about the impact of the directive on patient care and doctors’ learning. The taskforce found that although some groups of doctors are able to receive the training they need within the 48-hour week, this is very challenging for others.
Department of Health -
This document provides a framework for adult health and social care services to develop a culture where restrictive interventions are only ever used as a last resort. It identifies actions that will improve people’s quality of life which should then reduce the need for restrictive interventions. It sets out ways to know who is responsible for making these improvements, including effective governance, transparency and monitoring.
London Assembly -
This report finds that almost half a million Londoners are living with Type 2 diabetes and that the figure is set to increase exponentially over the coming years. It aims to find out what is driving the increase in Type 2 diabetes across London, and how the delivery of diabetes care is managed and where improvements can be made in providing that care.