National survey of local innovation and research needs of the NHS

Oxford Academic Health Science Network, May 2019

This report outlines the findings from a survey to identify local NHS innovation and research needs.  The views of local health stakeholders, including clinical leaders, managers and directors, within each Academic Health Science Networks region were collected through qualitative interviews with 61 people and a questionnaire which received more than 250 responses in total.  The report outlines the national findings from the survey with local health and social care stakeholders. It includes a detailed analysis of the innovation and research needs at local level across all AHSNs.

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National Health Servers: delivering digital health for all

Social Market Foundation, May 2019

This report looks at how technology could be adopted quicker and more widely by the NHS to improve the care that patients receive and to drive better health outcomes.  The report  tracks the patient journey, from prevention and diagnosis in the community, into primary and secondary care, through into management of long-term conditions. As well as improving the care experience in primary and secondary care, the report argues that there are huge opportunities to keep patients out of the NHS: prevention of disease can reduce the likelihood of people having to enter hospital care in the first place; better digital management of long-term conditions can help avoid unnecessary readmissions into hospital.

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Workforce Stress and the Supportive Organisation – A framework for improvement through reflection, curiosity and change

Health Education England, April 2019

This framework, produced by Health Education England, aims to help health and social care employers improve the mental wellbeing of their employees.  The framework encourages employers to take a closer look at the systems they currently  have in place for managing staff wellbeing, to give greater consideration to the impact  workforce stress has on staff and to look at the role they can play in providing better support to staff who may need it.

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Comprehensive Investment Appraisal (CIA) model and guidance

Department of Health and Social Care, April 2019

The CIA is a model for the NHS to use to support economic appraisals in business cases. It replaces the Generic Economic Model. The user guide shows how the CIA model can be used to support economic appraisals in business cases. It provides guidance on the key economic principles, how these are used in economic appraisals and how the outcome of these appraisals is interpreted.

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Mental health services: addressing the care deficit

NHS Providers, March 2019

This report looks at the levels of demand reported by frontline leaders across the range of services they provide, and examines what lies behind the growing pressures.  In particular the report identifies widespread concerns about benefits cuts and the impact of universal credit. It also suggests that loneliness, homelessness and financial hardship are adding to pressures on NHS mental health services.

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Training routes into the NHS – Infographic

NHS Employers, February 2019

This infographic shows the additional options that are available to complement traditional training and recruitment routes.This resource can help employers to identify and consider additional routes that can be used to:

  • support workforce challenges
  • recruit from the local community
  • build career pathways

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