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Westminster Type: Analysis

Party manifestos 2017: Comparative analysis

25 / 5 / 2017 10.06am

This slide pack considers where each of the main political parties stand on health and social care.

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Type: Analysis
policy digest Type: Policy digest

The Health Select Committee assesses the impact of Brexit on health and social care

23 / 5 / 2017 4.29pm

In this report the Health Select Committee looks at the impact of Brexit, particularly in relation to workforce and recruitment. The report asserts that with 60,000 non-UK EU staff, the NHS is heavily reliant on EU workers and recommends that this be acknowledged in any Brexit negotiation. The report finds that although impacted by Brexit, recent falls in recruitment are difficult to attribute to any one area.

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Type: Policy digest
policy digest Type: Policy digest

Researchers from the Health Foundation look at trends in community care contracting

23 / 5 / 2017 3.15pm

This briefing from the Health Foundation explores the provision of community care. It looks at the number, value and length of contracts for community services and who is providing these services. It finds that while private providers hold a large number of community care contracts, these tend to be smaller, single service contracts, within a dispersed market.

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Type: Policy digest
policy digest Type: Policy digest

How will the election of Metro Mayors influence regional health transformation?

23 / 5 / 2017 3.11pm

IPPR North look at the election of the six metro mayors and assess to what extent their respective powers will allow them to improve health outcomes across the UK. The IPPR suggests that the NHS take notice of the mayors’ ‘hard powers’ and recommends that the mayors convene and chair a health innovation board.

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Type: Policy digest
policy digest Type: Policy digest

Centre for Health Economics looks at demographic financial trends in health care costing

23 / 5 / 2017 3.07pm

Using financial data on health care costs in England from 2011-2012, this report analyses how far age, sex and income impact the health care costs of a range of demographics. It finds higher costs for people living in deprived neighbourhoods, a spike in costs for women of child-bearing age, and a steep and steady increase for people over the age of 60.

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Type: Policy digest
policy digest Type: Policy digest

The King's Fund identifies key workforce challenges in acute care

23 / 5 / 2017 2.41pm

Recognising the challenges associated with the provision of safe and high-quality acute care, the King's Fund describes a tough environment for junior doctors and clinical teams. It offers a remedy in the form of several recommendations, most of which focus on enhanced channels of communication between leaders, clinical teams and patients.

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Type: Policy digest
policy digest Type: Policy digest

The King's Fund & RCP look at the integration of mental health in the vanguards

23 / 5 / 2017 2.17pm

This report analyses how far vanguard sites have prioritised integration of mental health, and sets out nine principles that might support this integration. It ends by emphasising the importance of integrating mental health with new models of care and finds that in most vanguard sites the potential to do this has not been fully realised.

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Type: Policy digest
Submission to Review on Health and Social Care in Wales Type: Consultation

Submission to the Parliamentary Review on Health and Social Care in Wales


12 / 5 / 2017 4.27pm

The Welsh NHS Confederation recently responded to the Parliamentary Review on health and social care in Wales.

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Type: Consultation
Five pound note Type: Analysis

NHS Confederation general election asks: A credible and clear approach to NHS funding

12 / 5 / 2017 9.58am

This briefing puts forward the case for a better way to agree and deliver NHS funding.

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Type: Analysis
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The future of the mental health workforce

Mental health network

11 / 5 / 2017 11.36am

This first discussion paper presents data on the current picture of the workforce and emerging findings from the research to identify the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the mental health workforce

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Type: Publication
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