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Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCOA) -
This report provides comprehensive data on the anaesthetics workforce in the UK. It finds that while there have been increases in the numbers of consultant and specialty and associate specialist doctors since the previous census in 2010, the 2015 report confirms a number of challenges facing the specialty, including an existing unmet need for anaesthetics and intensive care medicine in trusts across the UK.
The King's Fund -
Our interactive map brings together case studies from across England and the rest of world, highlighting some of the places that are experimenting with and implementing new technologies to achieve better health outcomes or more efficient care. This map is not a comprehensive listing of all such projects – it is limited to a selection of case studies featured in our publications and at our events, plus the NHS test bed sites set up to evaluate the real-world impact of new technologies.
Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE) -
This guide presents a model for engaging patients, their families and community members at each step of the process of developing a community health needs assessment.
- HPOE publications
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) -
This report estimates that outdoor air pollution could cause six to nine million premature deaths a year by 2060 and cost 1 per cent of global GDP as a result of sick days, medical bills and reduced agricultural output, unless action is taken.
General Medical Council (GMC) -
This report outlines proposals which originated from a workshop to discuss a set of draft proposals aimed at reducing the stress and impact that GMC processes can have on doctors, particularly those with health concerns. The report summarises key feedback received on the draft proposals and highlights further areas for consideration.
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) -
This is the first annual report from RCOG's Each Baby Counts quality improvement programme which aims to halve the number of stillbirths, neonatal deaths and severe brain injuries by 2020. The report examines the interim data from 2015 and finds that the quality of local investigations into cases of stillbirth, early neonatal death and severe brain injury occurring as a result of incidents during term labour must improve.
The Nuffield Trust -
Since July 2014, the Nuffield Trust has regularly surveyed a panel of 100 health and social care leaders in England for their views on a range of issues including: finance, general practice and rationing. This is the sixth poll in the series and this poll focuses on NHS finances, staff morale and the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) areas. The poll results identify a decline in staff morale in the last six months, linked to heavy workloads and financial pressures in the sector. Respondents also highlighted concerns about the successful implementation of STPs due to the survival instincts of previously independent bodies and the fragmented system of NHS governance.
Marie Curie -
This report looks at the barriers that prevent lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people from accessing end of life care and highlights their real-life experiences. Its findings indicate that nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of LGBT people are not confident that health and social care services provide sensitive end of life care for their needs. As a result, access to care is often delayed and LGBT people are more likely to experience unmanaged symptoms and pain at the end of their lives.
NHS contracting for the provision of third party pharmacy out-patient dispensing services and service provider access to the Commercial Medicines Unit framework agreement prices
Department of Health (DH) -
This guidance for NHS trusts and chief pharmacists, informs all stakeholders involved in outsourcing of outpatient pharmacy services of their responsibilities during this process. The document includes a template letter to help make sure a consistent message is sent to pharmaceutical manufacturers and suppliers about these arrangements.