A new settlement for health and social care Interim report

This is the interim report from the independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England. Explains why it believes England needs a single health and social care system, with a ring-fenced, singly commissioned budget, and more closely aligned entitlements.


Young adults (18-24) in transition, mental health and criminal justice

The 2nd briefing from the Bradley Commission shows that almost all young adults in contact with the criminal justice system have multiple problems including mental ill health.


The Health Charter for Providers Supporting People with Learning Disabilities

This Charter is designed to support social care providers to improve the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities, thus improving their quality of life generally.


Focus On: Social care for older people

This report examines the scale and scope of cuts to social services for older people in England from 2009/10 to 2012/13.


Skilled for improvement?

This report tells the story of the Learning Communities Initiative, in which an experienced research team used an action approach to study four improvement projects across two sites, while working with participants to facilitate the flow of knowledge and learning.


NICE guidance – Domestic violence and abuse

The guidance is for health and social care commissioners, specialist domestic violence and abuse staff and others whose work may bring them into contact with people who experience or perpetrate domestic violence and abuse. In addition it may be of interest to members of the public.


Managing patients with complex needs: Evaluation of the City and Hackney Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service

This report reviews an innovative service that helps GPs in the City of London and Hackney to support people who fall through the gaps in existing service provision. The report finds that it improves health at the same time as reducing costs in both primary and secondary care services.


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