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Royal College of Midwives (RCM) -
This annual report examines the statistics and figures around maternity services in order to identify emerging issues and trends. This year's report identifies a demographic change in both patients and workforce. The number of midwives under 50 has fallen and the report highlights concerns around a future shortfall of midwives in the UK's workforce.
Department of Health (DH) -
Ipsos MORI was commissioned to undertake a formative evaluation of the Overseas Visitor and Migrant NHS Cost Recovery Programme. This report finds that progress has been made in improving the awareness of the programme and the majority of key planned activities have been delivered within the first two years of the programme. The evaluation highlights challenges such as the need for greater support for staff, the level of resourcing required for cost recovery and the level of buy-in from senior trust staff.
This report evaluates recent governments’ approaches to workforce design across the NHS, education, central and local government and the police. It argues that the current workforce is a legacy of past approaches and is built around siloed attitudes of past governments. The report makes the case for greater automation and user-centered service design in order to meet user expectations and improve outcomes.
Centre for Health Economics (CHE) -
This paper provides a historical overview of health inequality policy in England and how government policy and academic research has evolved over time in response to shifts in socioeconomic inequalities.
Royal College of Opthamologists (RCOpth) -
These reports were commissioned by RCOpth to identify current methods of working and schemes devised by ophthalmology departments in the UK to help meet the increasing demand in ophthalmic services. The work found that increasing demand for hospital eye services is not being met and continues to grow – currently seeing nearly ten per cent of all outpatient appointments and performing six per cent of the surgery in the UK. Each report focuses on an area of high volume within opthalmic care: cataracts, glaucoma, emergency eye care, and age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinoptathy. The reports aim to offer a helpful resource for ophthalmologists who are seeking to develop their services to meet capacity needs.
NHS England -
These guides aim to support the strengthening of patient and public participation in the services that NHS England is responsible for commissioning. Each framework focuses on a different service directly commissioned by NHS England: public health, specialised services, services for the armed forces and for the justice system.
World Health Organization (WHO) -
This guide aims to help policy makers and programme managers facilitate timely diagnosis and improve access to cancer treatment for all. It identifies two distinct strategies to ensure early detection: early diagnosis to identify symptomatic cancers as early as possible; and screening to identify cancers before symptoms appear in healthy individuals.