Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) -
This report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, found that community pharmacies contributed a net value of £3 billion to the NHS, public sector, patients and wider society in England in 2015 through just twelve services.
Department of Health -
The National Advisory Group on Health Information Technology in England has advised the Department of Health and NHS England about making the secondary care system more digital. The report details the group’s overall findings and principles and gives ten implementation recommendations.
World Health Organization (WHO) -
This plan outlines a vision for the prevention and control of long-term conditions and chronic disease in the WHO European Region. It outlines actions which can help to considerably reduce the burden of long-term conditions, improve quality of life and make healthy life expectancy more equitable. In addition to early diagnosis, the plan advocates the use of fiscal policies and marketing restrictions to promote healthy eating and reducing sedentary behaviour through the health system and environmental modifications.
Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) -
This discussion paper summarises the challenges in managing safe caseloads in district nursing and points to specific actions needed to improve and safeguard the future quality of services. The report provides a thematic overview of the issues that should be taken into account when determining a safe caseload including: skill mix, capacity of other health and care services, use of technology and housing.
Public Health England (PHE) -
This report sets out the observations and recommendations from a quality assurance visit to the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to evaluate the abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programme.