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London School of Economics (LSE) -
This report is part of a larger piece of research funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Nuffield Foundation and carried out by LSE, University of York and University of Manchester. This working paper presents the results of an audit of the Coalition government's record on health policy during the period 2010-15. The accompanying full overview report presents an assessment of the Coalition's performance on social policy in general during 2010-15.
The King's Fund -
This report, written jointly with the Nuffield Trust, finds that CCGs risk becoming unsustainable without changes to the way they attract leaders and adequate funding to help them expand their remit. The report also highlights concerns that changes to the way primary care is commissioned in England; waning levels of engagement from GPs with a formal role in CCGs; and cuts to CCG management budgets means these bodies risk becoming unsustainable.
Health Consumer Powerhouse -
This annual report which examines the performance of health care systems in Europe finds that on the whole, consumer and patient rights are improving. However, it highlights the impact of the financial crisis on the increase of inequity in health care services as well as a widening performance gap between countries.
NHS England -
This action plan was jointly developed by NHS England, Health Education England, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the British Medical Association. It sets out a range of initiatives aimed to improve the recruitment and retention rates of GPs in England. This plan is part of the NHS Five Year Forward View and NHS England is investing £10million of funding to kick start the initiatives in the plan for the general practice workforce.
Age UK -
This report raises concerns around loneliness in older people and the public health risks that are associated with social isolation in later life. It sets out a new framework for understanding how to tackle the problem, presenting a range of projects and examples from around the country demonstrating the many, varied solutions needed for an effective response to a very personal problem. It calls on action from various sectors including social care, mental health and public health.
Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) -
This report presents RCoA's vision for future models of surgical care which aims to deliver more efficient healthcare and better outcomes for patients from contemplation of surgery until full recovery. It argues that multi-disciplinary perioperative care helps to provide a solution to the high demand for hospital beds in helping to enable faster recovery and prevent hospital re-admissions. The accompanying case studies highlight examples of good practice in this field.