Rip off the sticking plaster now: Enabling the local implementation of sustainable urgent and emergency care models in 2015/16
NHS Confederation -
This report argues that without immediate action, the NHS is set for a winter crisis in 2015/16. This report collates the guidance and urges immediate action from NHS organisations, national bodies and the incoming Government.
The King's Fund -
The NHS workforce is the primary driver of future health costs. Given the substantial changes in population demographics and health care needs, the workforce needs to be fit for purpose. That means responding to immediate needs and financial pressures while adapting to deliver the future care models outlined in the NHS five year forward view. Getting the right balance requires a robust understanding of the nature of workforce pressures locally and nationally and what can be done to address them in the short and the long term.
Age UK -
A new analysis by Carers UK and Age UK shows the number of carers aged 85 and over in England has risen by a staggering 128% in 10 years to over 87,000. Figures also show that 55% of these over 85s are caring for 50 or more hours each week.