health and health care

The purpose of this report is to offer practical help to develop more inclusive involvement for the future so that everyone who wants to be involved has equal opportunity to do so.

This report examines why some groups tend to be left out of schemes designed to promote greater user, or public/patient, involvement in public services. It explores who to ensure that all those who use long-term health and social care services could have a more equal chance of having a say and involvement in their lives and society.  

 

Report that lays out clear, timetabled actions for health and local authority commissioners working together to transform care and support for people with learning disabilities or autism who also have mental health conditions or behaviours viewed as challenging.

An interactive tool for health and social care professionals that provides quick and easy access, topic by topic, to the range of guidance from NICE, including quality standards, technology appraisals, clinical and public health guidance and NICE implementation tools.

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.

Report to expand on the report 'Patient power (2009)', using research from GP practices in urban and rural settings in Scotland to illustrate that the way GP practices operate can vary considerably from whether they operate open surgeries to extended hours, have the ability to process repeat prescriptions online to whether they even have a website.

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.