health and health care

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

A web page of resources for NHS Scotland healthcare staff to support the delivery of Prevention of Infection education.

Report that focuses on the general practice as a provider of primary care services, and while it is based on English NHS, many of the solutions could apply equally to general practice in the rest of the United Kingdom.

Paper that focuses on the experiences of older people with multiple health problems, and particularly on their experiences inside hospital. Continuity is especially important for these older patients because: they are more likely to spend time in hospital and to be in hospital for longer; if they are frail, a stay in hospital can be life-changing; and, regrettably, in some hospitals and some wards older patients are exposed to unacceptable standards of care.

Document of the final output of an evaluation of the 16 DH Integrated Care Pilots (ICPs). It provides an account of the evaluation activities conducted, the data collected and the analyses completed.

Based on this it identifies key findings and conclusions about the processes and outcomes seen within the pilots during the evaluation. The evaluation was conducted by a team from RAND Europe and Ernst and Young LLP, with additional statistical analysis provided by the RAND Corporation and The Nuffield Trust.

Paper that claims that there is more to choice reforms than an attempt to improve the efficiency of a health system. It argues that information imperfections in health care can undermine the case for a sole efficiency related driver in favour of other drivers such as modernization or middle class capture.

Discussion paper which explores personal health budgets for people receiving NHS Continuing Healthcare. It will be of interest to healthcare professionals whohave a role in NHS Continuing Healthcare or are considering the future implementation of personal health budgets.

This study aims to evaluate the different integrated approaches to health care services supporting older people in care homes, and identify barriers and facilitators to integrated working.

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