Topic: Health, public health, adult social care

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What outcomes matter when it comes to mental health?

20 May 2019 in Briefings

Measuring outcomes in mental health services is complex and difficult, with professionals and service users often having different perspectives on the nature of mental illness and the role of services in addressing it. This challenge is considered in the King’s Fund's “Outcomes for mental health services – what really matters?”.


Disability and Incapacity Benefits and Universal Credit

16 May 2019 in Briefings

ESA claimants will be among the single largest claimant group within managed migration to Universal Credit. What are the implications of migration for this very large group of people? Recent reports have given some idea of the scale of the transition and how it varies among local areas.



Health, public health and social care round-up: April 2019

1 May 2019 in Briefings

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.


Is the NHS about to grind to a halt because of lack of staff?

9 Apr 2019 in Briefings

The King’s Fund, in “Closing the gap: Key areas for action on the health and care workforce”, state that workforce shortages are already having a direct impact on patient care and staff experience and urgent action is now required to avoid a vicious cycle of growing shortages and declining quality.




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Are we failing the health of our adolescents and young people?

13 Mar 2019 in Briefings

The Nuffield Trust has looked at international comparisons of health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood .finding that, despite improvements, the UK compares poorly with other, similar countries in providing support to young people with long-term conditions to manage their care, and that this appears to be getting worse.



Early learning from the Sport England Local Delivery Pilots (LDPs)

6 Mar 2019 in Briefings

Sport England’s Local Delivery Pilots are entering the second year of a four year £100 million lottery funded programme to trial innovative projects to build healthier and more active communities as part of the UK’s national strategy for sport Sporting Future. We consider the progress so far.