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Challenges and opportunities in improving access to medicines through efficient public procurement in the WHO European Region
World Health Organization (WHO) -
This report reviews how different public procurement practices can influence prices and ensure supply security for pharmaceuticals. It discusses the use of increased collaboration as a means to improve procurement outcomes. In particular, it seeks to provide insights into the following question: how can public strategic procurement and increased collaboration, within and across countries, contribute to improving access to high-cost medicines in Europe?
Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) -
This report, written in partnership with the British Geriatrics Society, showcases how GPs and geriatricians are collaborating to design and lead innovative schemes to improve the provision of integrated care for older people with frailty. It highlights 13 case studies from across the UK, ranging from schemes to help older people remain active and independent, to those providing better services in the community, to those supporting patients in hospital.
House of Commons Library -
This briefing paper provides information about the number of carers in the UK and the issues they face. It also explains the rights, benefits and support available to carers and government policy on caring.
Howard League for Penal Reform -
This report, written in conjunction with the Centre for Mental Health, reveals that 2016 has been the worst year on record for prison suicides with 102 suicides recorded since the beginning of the year. The report highlights the action that needs to be taken to improve the safety and mental health of prisoners in England and Wales. It calls for a reduction in the use of solitary confinement and an increase in investment in staffing.
NHS Employers -
This case study discusses how Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust partnered with Creative English to develop and deliver a learning programme for their international staff, designed to improve confidence in conversational English.
House of Commons Library -
This briefing gives details on the nationality of NHS staff by region for doctors, nurses and other categories in England.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement -
In the past few years, East London NHS Foundation Trust has reduced incidents of inpatient violence, medication errors, waiting times for treatment in the community, and improved staff satisfaction and engagement, among other improvements. This report looks at what made these achievements possible. Please note that registration is required before viewing this document.