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RAND Corporation -
This briefing summarises key findings and recommendations from a report that explores proposals to improve employment and health outcomes for people with common mental health problems.
NHS Employers -
This guidance looks at the nine key competency areas required for managers, identifying the core skills for every managerial post. It will help health and safety professionals and representatives to assess whether their managers have the right skills and competencies to manage health and safety effectively.
The Royal College of Nursing response to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) evaluation of the revalidation pilots
Royal College of Nursing (RCN) -
Revalidation is a process being introduced by the NMC that all nurses and midwives will be required to undertake every three years, in order to renew their registration. This response is the result of a consultation with RCN members and sets out a number of areas on which the RCN feel that the NMC must urgently provide clarity, in order to instil confidence in the nursing workforce and indeed the wider healthcare system that current proposals will be effective.
British Medical Association (BMA) -
This report sets out the measures needed to help promote healthier diets among children and young people. It makes recommendations for the improvement of promotion of healthy behaviours including: improving knowledge and attitudes towards healthy eating; the limitation of unhealthy cues and promotion of unhealthy food and drink; and international co-operation on nutrition.
National Audit Office (NAO) -
This review finds that progress has been mixed in implementing recommendations made by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee in 2012 aimed at improving services and achieving better outcomes for people with neurological conditions. The review identified three recommendations against which progress had been poor: using the CCG outcomes indicators set, JSNA and health and wellbeing boards to ensure that all people with neurological conditions have appropriate access to services; mandating joint health and social care commissioning of neurological services; and ensuring that everyone with a long-term neurological condition is offered a personal care plan, covering both health and social care.
Department of Health (DH) -
The aim of this study was to identify and gain insight into international examples of best practice where the use of new drugs, devices and diagnostics were already being accelerated. It explored systems across the world through which drugs, devices and diagnostics pass rapidly, identifying what works both in theory and in practice.
Department of Health (DH) -
These grant determinations set out how much money the Department of Health will pay local authorities for social care grants in 2015 to 2016. They also explain any conditions on how the money is used.
Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) -
The guide brings together twelve quality improvement (QI) methods, providing an overview of each and practical advice on how and when to implement them, with illustrative case examples. QI methods covered include clinical audit; Plan, Do, Study, Act; model for improvement; LEAN/Six Sigma; performance benchmarking, process mapping and statistical process control and it is aimed at all professionals with an interest in QI.
This report examines patient organisations’ role as knowledge brokers in an increasingly complex, data-rich healthcare system. It argues that patient organisations have a pivotal role to play in distributing the burden and benefit of knowledge work amongst participants. They need new and better tools to support their work developing connections between the many individuals and institutions of the healthcare system, driving ambitious research programmes, and facilitating peer support.