NHS

The fourth health systems of the United Kingdom: how do they compare?

Report that is the fourth in a series dating back to 1999 which looks at how the publicly financed health care systems in the four countries of the UK have fared before and after devolution.

The research looks at how the four national health systems compare and how they have performed in terms of quality and productivity before and after devolution. It also examines performance in North East England, which is acknowledged to be the region that is most comparable to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in terms of socioeconomic and other indicators.

Making our health and care systems fit for an ageing population

Paper designed as a high-level resource and reference guide for local service leaders who want to improve care for older people. Within each component of care it describes the goal that the system should aim for and then presents key evidence about what can work, selected examples of local good practice, pointers to major reviews and guidelines, and advice about where to start.

How is the health and social care system performing? Quarterly monitoring report

Report that details the results of an online survey of NHS trust finance directors carried out between 22 November 2013 and 6 December 2013.

230 trust finance directors were contacted to take part and 79 responded (34 per cent response rate).

Public perceptions of the NHS and social care

Survey that is the latest in a series of surveys conducted by the Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute on behalf of the Department of Health between spring 2000 and December 2012. The aim of the survey is to explore public attitudes towards, and perceptions of, the NHS and social care services, and to provide a means of tracking these perceptions and attitudes over time.

The participation toolkit

Toolkit compiled to support NHS staff in delivering Patient Focus and Public Involvement. It offers a number of tried and tested tools along with some more recently developed approaches.

Children and young people's services MKN

Provides information, resources and education for NHS Scotland staff working with children and young people.

Briefing on the Family Nurse Partnership

Briefing on the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme, which is one of a series of briefing papers produced by NHS Health Scotland on parenting programmes currently used in Scotland. These are intended as a source of information for the early years workforce, providing an overview of the programme and supporting evidence. 

The Cavendish review

An independent review into healthcare assistants and support workers in the NHS and social care settings.