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NHS Providers -
This briefing examines the performance of the NHS over the three peak winter months covering December 2016 to February 2017. The analysis finds that the number of temporary beds opened to cope with demand on A&E units in the busiest part of this winter was equivalent to eight additional hospitals. The briefing calls for a formal review of how the NHS manages winter pressures, with a focus on the ring-fencing of winter funding and the impact of cancelling non-urgent operations.
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) -
This updated paper examines the potential of scaling up community-based, preventative services. It includes new examples and a model to build the case for investment in promising approaches.
This report links higher risk of suicide with inequality calls for greater awareness of the risks of suicide and for direct support to those with unstable employment, insecure housing, low income or in areas of socioeconomic deprivation.
Public Health England (PHE) -
This tool brings together local indicators and resources about the wider determinants of health. It is designed to draw attention to the broad range of individual, social and environmental factors which influence our health. It will provide the public health system with intelligence regarding the wider determinants of health to help improve population health and reduce health inequalities. The tool presents data for available indicators at England and local authority levels, with links to further resources.
Picker Institute Europe -
This year's NHS staff survey has found that overall staff engagement has reached a peak, indicating that staff felt that they have opportunities to show initiative and contribute to improvements at work. The proportion of staff reporting witnessing errors and adverse incidents is the lowest it has been since 2012. This year's survey data is available in an interactive dashboard format which enable users to benchmark their data against other organisations more easily.