Commonwealth Fund -
This survey of eleven countries compares patients' experiences with their country's health care system - comparing access to care, quality and affordability - as well as their self-reported health and wellbeing. The study compared patients from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Nuffield Trust -
This report argues that digital technology for patients and staff in primary care holds great potential for the NHS but that the impact of this new digital capability is far from certain. It reviews the evidence on digital technology and its impact on patients and finds that patient-facing technology is already showing promise, particularly for people with long-term conditions. The report warns that policy-makers and politicians should avoid assuming that self-care enabling technology will produce significant savings, at least in the short term.
Cancer Research UK -
This report, carried out by Action on Smoking and Health, outlines the results of a survey of tobacco control leads in local authorities in England. The report finds that smoking cessation services are facing ongoing budget cuts, with 59 per cent of respondents reporting that they were forced to reduce their funding to services in the past year. The report calls on public and local councillors to help protect smoking cessation services by urging the government to solve the public health funding crisis.
This report highlights the significant social, economic, environmental and political benefits of walking. It lists 40 actions that city leaders can consider to inform walking policy, strategy and design. These actions are informed by a catalogue of international case studies that will inspire action and further aid cities in identifying and evaluating opportunities.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) -
This report highlights the HCPC's work in considering allegations about the fitness to practise of registered health and care workers. In 2015/16, HCPC's register increased and the numbers of fitness to practise concerns decreased and the proportion of registered workers remains low with less than one per cent being subjects of investigation.