Latest News Feeds
NHS England -
NHS England has produced a wide range of support materials to help NHS dental service providers get the most out of the Friends and Family Test (FTT). This guidance provides an overview of the FTT guidance, specifically for dental services.
NHS England -
This guide is designed to provide practical information for dental providers and commissioners on what they can do to improve dental unscheduled care for patients over the winter period, and beyond. Throughout this document you will find practical tips, case studies and links to useful resources.
How does the health and wellbeing of children and young people in London compare with 4 major cities in England?
Public Health England (PHE) -
This report compares the health and wellbeing of children and young people in London to those of Bristol, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester. Of the ten indicators of health status examined, health outcomes were significantly worse in London than England for six of these. All of the six indicators of health systems quality were also significantly worse in London than England. The report identifies key issues of concern for chlidren and young people in London being: childhood obesity, incidence of sexually transmitted infections, immunisation uptake and A&E attendances.
This response to an FOI request details of how many times in the year Monitor has received indication that NHS bodies may take legal advice on requirements made of them.
Managing adult malnutrition in the community: a spotlight on information, help and support available for patients and carers in England
Patients' Association -
This report outlines the results of a survey looking into the growing issue of malnutrition. It found that there are currently more than three million people in the UK who are either malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. The report argues that substantial savings to the NHS could be made if malnutrition is prioritised, estimating that £13 billion is spent annually on treatment for malnutrition.
Institute for Alcohol Studies (IAS) -
The government's flagship public health programme was launched in 2011 and brought together commercial organisations, academics, public bodies and non-government organisations to commit to a set of non-binding pledges to reduce health harms. This report evaluates the success of this programme in reducing alcohol-related harm and highlights failures of the policy's effectiveness and implementation.
Voice, choice and control: how registered nurses, care and support staff in the care sector can support people to achieve these aims
Department of Health (DH) -
This document provides guidance on how registered nurses, care and support staff can enable relationship-centred care, and how they can work with others to achieve personalised care and support. It is aimed at staff across a range of care settings, including care home staff and carers who look after people in their own homes.