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NHS England -
This plan aims to support services for deaf people and those with diminishing hearing and identifies multiple health and social issues associated with hearing loss. It recommends ways that services for children, young people, working age and older adults living with hearing loss can be improved.
Department of Health (DH) -
This report provides an evaluation of a pilot of a scheme to help people with mental health problems, who are claiming Employment Support Allowance, find paid work. It shows positive feedback from service providers and participants, and provides recommendations and invaluable learning for a second phase pilot.
This paper, authored by former Labour Health Minister Lord Warner and Jack O’Sullivan, explores the potential benefits of NHS devolution for the provision of health and care services.
Vital signs: taking the temperature of health and care services for people living with long term conditions
Richmond Group of Charities -
This report analyses the quality of health and care services from the users’ perspective. It shows that there are some worrying gaps in long term conditions care which lead to many preventable problems. Too often people are not supported to look after themselves, and their emotional and practical needs, and those of their carers, are frequently ignored. This not only leads to distress and complications for people living with long term conditions, but also means that avoidable pressures on the NHS are increasing.
London Councils -
This document outlines how the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, NHS England, Public Health England, London Councils and the 32 GP-led clinical commissioning groups have come together to outline how, individually and collaboratively, they will work towards London becoming the world's healthiest major city. It sets out shared ambitions and how progress will be measured against goals of improving the health of London's population; improving access to GPs; and reducing health inequalities.
Nuffield Trust -
In the run-up to the 2015 General Election, the Nuffield Trust is regularly surveying a panel of 100 health and social care leaders in England for their views on a range of issues, including the state of the NHS and social care system, and what they believe should be the priority areas for reform during the next Parliament. This is the fourth survey in this series and it looks at future of the NHS, and in particular whether the NHS Five Year Forward View has accurately diagnosed the challenges faced by the health service
This report showcases the work that local Healthwatch have carried out to champion their local population’s primary care needs, and brings together the key issues the public have raised with them regarding GP practices, dental surgeries, opticians and pharmacies.