NHS

The Francis public inquiry report: a response

Nuffield Trust's response to the findings of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, chaired by Robert Francis QC (the ‘Francis Report’). It offers an analysis of several of the key recommendations and themes. This paper is intended to inform the government’s response to the Francis Report. 

National guidance for child protection in Scotland: guidance for health professionals in Scotland

Guidance that is supplementary to, and should be read in conjunction with the Scottish Government 'National guidance for child protection in Scotland 2010'. The guidance outlines key definitions and concepts, specifically a definition of what constitutes child abuse and neglect and harm/significant harm.

My right to choose

Video resource of a song and images to depict an individual's opinion on being faced with going into care, when they desire to choose their own care and support.

A Special Health Board supporting special people: annual report 2011-2012

Annual report of NHS Education for Scotland, a Health Board providing quality education for a healthier Scotland.

Reducing antenatal health inequalities: outcome focused evidence into action guidance

Guidance that details the specific actions needed to strengthen antenatal healthcare at NHS Board and national level. It requires action across each NHS Board’s corporate functions, including specialist public health, planning and performance management.

It is intended to support improvements in antenatal care for women, including care provided by Primary Care Services, Substance Misuse, Mental Health and Sexual and Reproductive Health Services.

Education, training and workforce planning (First report of session 2012-13)

Report that looks at the three main issues: challenge of workforce planning; organisation of education, training and workforce planning; and funding education and training.

Health and wellbeing boards: system leaders or talking shops?

Report that forms part of a wider programme of work being carried out by The King’s Fund on health and wellbeing boards. The programme has supported several local authorities and their health partners to develop their shadow boards. As part of the programme, in late 2011, a survey of 50 local authority areas was conducted, covering all regions of England to find out how they and their health partners are implementing the new boards. Telephone interviews were conducted in September and October 2011 with lead officers identified by local authorities themselves.

Dual diagnosis: a challenge for the reformed NHS and for Public Health England

The current set of health reforms poses both threats and opportunities for people with dual diagnosis or multiple needs.

This discussion paper examines these threats and opportunities and how they might be managed.

Long-term conditions and mental health: the cost of co-morbidities

People with long-term physical health conditions – the most frequent users of health care services – commonly experience mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, or dementia in the case of older people. As a result of these co-morbid problems, the prognosis for their long-term condition and the quality of life they experience can both deteriorate markedly. In addition, the costs of providing care to this group of people are increased as a result of less effective self-care and other complicating factors related to poor mental health.

Disabled children and health reform: questions, challenges and opportunities

Briefing developed by EDCM, with the support of The Children’s Trust, Tadworth to: focus attention on disabled children, young people and their families at a time of whole system change; ensure that the voice of patients is heard; make sure that the modernised NHS delivers better services for disabled children, particularly those with complex and/or palliative care needs.