Your Future Nurses: The Different Routes To Recruiting Your Workforce

NHS Employers, August 2018

NHS Employers infographic exploring different routes into nursing for employers. Until recently, the routes to developing registered nurses within the workforce have been limited, with the university degree being the main way to train this group of staff. The introduction of the nursing degree apprenticeship gives a new opportunity for employers to train nurses, while the creation of the new nursing associate role can help to be a bridge between healthcare assistants and graduate registered nurses.

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Health inequalities: reducing ethnic inequalities

Public Health England, August 2018

This guidance to support local and national action on ethnic inequalities in health provides:

  • a summary of information and data by ethnic group in England
  • examples of practical approaches to address ethnic inequalities in health
  • case studies of local action to address ethnic health inequalities

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A Health Needs Assessment for Children and Adults with Neurodevelopmental Conditions in Liverpool

Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute, August 2018

A rapid health needs assessment for children and adults with neurodevelopmental conditions including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). This report includes a review of the literature which details: risk factors, prevalence estimates and a summary of the evidence on relevant interventions. The report also includes aggregated data on local service use and an audit of the support services available in Liverpool through brief semi-structured interviews with service providers. Conclusions and recommendations for future service development are also provided.

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Rapid Evidence Review Series: Effective pathway from child to adult mental health services: (LPHO Report Series, number 102: Rapid Evidence Review Series, number 5)

Liverpool University Public Health Observatory, August 2018

Although there is evidence that young people aged 12-25 years have the highest levels of mental illness across the lifespan, access to mental health services is the poorest of all age groups. This rapid evidence review presents the evidence of gaps in transition from child to adult mental health services and evidence of effective solutions.

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International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support – Volume 8, No.1

Volume 8 No.1 of International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support has been published.  This issue includes articles on clinical outcomes of staff training in positive behavioural support to reduce challenging behaviour in adults with intellectual disability, guidance on restraint and seclusion, and the BILD Physical Intervention Training Accreditation Scheme.

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Rapid Evidence Review Series: Suicide Prevention Training: (LPHO Report Series, number 99: Rapid Evidence Review Series, number 3)

University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory, August 2018

This rapid evidence review summarises the evidence on the effectiveness of suicide prevention training programmes. The review will inform the sub-regional Suicide Reduction Action Plan (SRAP), being developed by the Cheshire & Merseyside Suicide Reduction Network which is governed via CHAMPS. A key component of the plan relates to the provision of suicide prevention training for anybody working with individuals who may be at greater risk of suicide.

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Issues Surrounding the Estimation of the Opportunity Cost of Adopting a New Health Care Technology: Areas for Further Research

Office for Health Economics, August 2018

Proposes new approaches in three areas to improve understanding of supply side opportunity costs for the NHS. It explores improving efficiency, production functions and purchaser priorities.

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