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Urgent Care Commission -
The Urgent Care Commission, supported by an unrestricted grant from Care UK, explores the provision of urgent and out of hours care in England and makes eight recommendations to improve standards and ensure the most efficient use of resources. It also highlights concerns from GPs that out of hours care is being hindered by a lack of integration with in-hours services and insufficient resources to consistently provide high quality care.
Care Quality Commission (CQC) -
The results of this annual patient survey finds that 80 per cent report a good A&E experience, but there are still problems with patient discharge and people waiting too long for pain relief. The findings demonstrate that departments are largely caring, however, more work needs to be done so that services are safer, are more effective and are more responsive to people’s needs.
Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) -
This report outlines clear recommendations on what needs to change to have a professional, well-paid, well-trained and properly regulated workforce who can provide the quality of care at home that people need. But it also recognises the complex nature of social care and the interrelatedness of problems and solutions.
NHS Confederation -
This slidepack captures the main points from a workshop on integrated working between primary care and community health services. The workshop was organised by the NHS Confederation's Community Health Services Forum in partnership with the National Association of Primary Care, in September 2014.
National Voices -
This document, produced in collaboration with UCLPartners and Age UK, sets out how integrated care and support looks and feels to older people and is written from their point of view. It outlines five themes that older people say are key to coordinated support: independence, community interactions, decision making, care and support and terminology.
McKinsey & Company -
This discussion paper brings together a range of case studies and examples of obesity interventions from around the world and presents them with an initial assessment of their cost-effectiveness.