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Picker Institute Europe -
This policy briefing focuses on the meaning of maternity care and analyses the main characteristics of maternity services in England. It outlines the broader implications of changing quality in maternity care settings and includes suggestions for further actions and policy measures needed to improve the quality of care in English maternity services.
Care Quality Commission (CQC) -
This good practice guide aims to help minimise the impact on people, and their families and carers, in the event of a care home closing in response to poor care, an emergency or market exit. The guide has been developed following an event co-hosted by CQC and NHSE earlier this year to explore how unplanned care home closures are managed, learning from the experience of residents and families. At this event it was agreed that the system needs an agreed set of essential principles, underpinned by a framework of actions, to ensure the needs of people using services, their families and carers remain at the heart of the closure process.
Regional Voices -
These three case studies show how innovative use of NHS grants to voluntary organisations can help respond to the needs of patients and the public, and also target health inequalities. The case studies illustrate examples of the NHS and the voluntary sector working together effectively to improve people's health and wellbeing in their local community.