The UK nursing labour market review 2018

Royal College of Nursing, January 2019

This is the 2018 report providing a review of the UK nursing labour market, looking at recent data and trends for nursing staff working in the health sector across the UK.

Click here to access the full report.

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NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard: 2018 data analysis report for NHS trusts

NHS England, January 2018

This report aims to enable organisations to compare their performance with similar organisations in their region, with the aim of encouraging improvement by learning and sharing good practice. The report also provides an overview of how the Workforce Race Equality Standard is being applied and developments in race equality in the NHS workforce.

The NHS long-term plan

NHS England, January 2019

The NHS Long Term Plan is a new plan for the NHS to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes. It sets out how the £20.5 billion budget settlement for the NHS, announced by the Prime Minister in summer 2018, will be spent over the next 5 years. The plan focuses on improving services outside hospitals and moving towards more joined-up, preventive and personalised care for patients by improving out-of-hospital care, supporting primary medical and community health services, improving maternity safety and making digital health services a mainstream part of the NHS.

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Involving Patients and Carers in Quality Improvement Projects: A Practical Guide

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, January 2019

This guide explains how to involve patients and carers in Quality Improvement (QI) projects. The toolkit covers topics such as:

  • How to pay service users and carers
  • How to recruit service users and carers
  • How to run effective and inclusive meetings
  • How to induct service users and carers into a QI project meeting

Click here to view the guide.

Overview of the 6 early years and school aged years high impact areas: Health visitors and school nurses leading the Healthy Child Programme

Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England, December 2018

The purpose of this report is to illustrate the contribution of health visitors to the Healthy Child Programme (0-5) and school nurses to the Healthy Child Programme (5-19) and to describe areas where health visitors and school nurses have a significant impact on health and wellbeing and improving outcomes for children, young people, families and communities.

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