People with learning disabilities: health checks audit tool

Public Health England, October 2017

This audit tool consists of 6 questions and is designed to support practices, primary care liaison staff, health facilitators to improve the uptake and quality of annual health checks, and reduce the health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities.

Click here to access the tool.

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How to improve care for people with multimorbidity in Europe?

World Health Organization, May 2017

Where do policy makers start if they want to prepare their health systems for the growing challenge of multimorbidity? This policy brief finds that Europe’s health systems are ‘disease-oriented’ and organised around single medical specialties, leading to fragmented care. It examines how to support patient-centred integrated care provision by changing clinical practice and reforming the health and social care system.

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Health and social care integration

National Audit Office, February 2017

This report warns that progress with integration of health and social care has, to date, been slower and less successful than envisaged and has not delivered all of the expected benefits for patients, the NHS or local authorities. As a result, the government’s plan for integrated health and social care services across England by 2020 is at significant risk.  The report also finds that  The Better Care Fund has not achieved the expected value for money, in terms of savings, outcomes for patients or hospital activity.

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OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: United Kingdom 2016: Raising Standards

OECD, February 2016

A new report from the OECD has analysed health systems in the four nations of the UK, providing a useful comparison of their different structures and systems, and patient experiences and outcomes. It explores why the UK does not consistently demonstrate strong performance on international benchmarks of healthcare quality, despite having prioritised quality assurance, monitoring and improvement work for many years.

Click here to view the full report.