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NHS Clinical Commissioners -
This report showcases a range of case studies from across the country, which aim to demonstrate the difference that clinically led commissioning is making, with the projects featured only made possible through the influence, expertise and local knowledge brought by frontline GPs and clinicians.
Briefing on the findings of the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with a learning disability
This research found that 1,238 children and adults die across England every year because they are not getting the right health care. This statistic is a national estimate based on the findings of the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with a learning disability. The key recommendation from the inquiry team is for the establishment and funding of a National Learning Disability Mortality Review Body in England which would allow for the continued collection of mortality data for people with a learning disability and investigation of the most serious cases.
The Change Foundation -
The PANORAMA Panel was a patient engagement project where, over the course of two years, 31 panelists from across Ontario met to share their lived experiences and insights as patients and family caregivers on a range of issues related to improving people’s healthcare experience. This report outlines key moments in the engagement process that require extra thought and preparation. These recommendations aim to ensure that patient engagement initiatives deliver results for organizations, and also make participants feel valued and respected in the process.
The King's Fund -
In partnership with District Councils' Network, we have produced a set of slides that illustrate the key role played by district councils in keeping us healthy. Please feel free to use them in your office, in documents or presentations. These slides are based on 'The district council contribution to public health: a time of challenge and opportunity', an independent report written by The King's Fund but commissioned by District Councils' Network.
Institute for Government -
This report looks at the current devolution deals process in England – discussing its history and analysing the opportunities and challenges that it presents for achieving more effective government. It also presents a framework – developed from a recent project in which we looked closely at devolution in one particular policy area – which aims to help guide decision makers across different policy areas as well to consider what powers to devolve, and how to devolve them.
House of Commons Library -
There was a Backbench Business debate on "The NHS and a social care commission" on 28 January 2016. This briefing provides a background summary and related parliamentary coverage and reports. The debate was initiated by Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP.
Centre for Health Economics -
This policy briefing paper outlines the fact that one in three people over the age of 65 will develop dementia and the annual societal costs to the UK exceed £26 billion.
The Queen's Nursing Institute -
The report is based on an online survey completed by over 3400 General Practice Nurses during 2015. It summarises some of the key challenges affecting the profession today.
Centre for Health Economics -
Policy makers faced with equality-efficiency trade-offs can articulate the nature and extent of their health inequality aversion using social welfare functions. This study uses data from an online survey of the general public in England to elicit health inequality aversion parameters by numerically solving Atkinson and Kolm social welfare functions and elicits median inequality aversion parameters of 10.95 for Atkinson and 0.15 for Kolm. These values suggest substantial concern for health inequality among the English general public which, at current levels of quality adjusted life expectancy, implies weighting health gains to the poorest fifth of people in society six to seven times as highly as health gains to the richest fifth.
Health Consumer Powerhouse -
The main conclusion of this report is that European healthcare is steadily improving, despite worries about financial crisis austerity measures, ageing population and migration turmoil.
Department of Health -
These documents are part of the ‘Social Work for Better Mental Health’ initiative. They aim to help improve social work across the mental health sector and to make sure the value of social work in improving mental wellbeing is recognised.