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The King's Fund -
As part of our recent report Understanding pressures in general practice we conducted a survey of GP trainees, exploring their intended future working patterns along with their views on the pressures facing general practice. We received responses from 218 trainees and the findings indicated that a minority of respondents intend to work full-time in general practice; many respondents intend to have 'portfolio careers' (spending part of the working week on clinical work in general practice with the rest of the time spent on other work); and that the most commonly cited reason for not wishing to pursue full-time clinical work in general practice is the 'intensity of the working day' for both male and female trainees.
Public Health England (PHE) -
This briefing is for transport planners and public health practitioners, and sets out the benefits of active travel. It suggests a range of practical actions for local authorities, from overall policy to practical implementation. It highlights the importance of community involvement and sets out steps for transport and public health practitioners.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) -
This draft NICE guideline highlights the need for the same level of care for people in prison as those on the outside. It aims to support health and wellbeing throughout time spent in prison and assisting prisoners upon their release. Comments are being welcomed on the draft guidance until 27 June 2016.
House of Commons Library -
The Troubled Families programme works with families with multiple problems, such as unemployment, anti-social behaviour, truancy and mental health problems. It is operated at a local authority level on a payment-by-results model. This briefing paper also looks at similar, historic programmes of targeted family intervention, as well as the inclusion of the Troubled Families programme in local government devolution deals.
Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) -
The Hospital to Home project was designed to identify and improve care pathways from hospital to home in the Tayside region of Scotland. IRISS worked with health and social care practitioners and people with experience of the pathway to identify issues to be addressed. This evaluation report concerns the final aim of the project: to develop a series of co-designed service recommendations, designed to enable older people to experience a well-supported, co-ordinated and positive pathway from hospital to home.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) -
This report examines how far existing care homes and other care provision facilities are fit for a future climate. Hotter, drier summers with heatwaves of greater frequency and intensity have serious implications for the UK’s ageing population. This report reviews existing evidence and presents primary research in four case study care settings (two residential and two extra care) in England to assess the risks of summertime overheating, and investigate the preparedness of the care settings, both now and in the future.