Right treatment, right time

Rethink Mental Illness, November 2018

This report sets out a clear picture of the significant gap in access to health services for people severely
affected by mental illness based on a survey with 1,600 respondents. It identifies:

  • Average wait time for an assessment is 14 weeks
  • 56% of respondents believe they are not receiving treatment in adequate time
  • 30% asked for a service that was unavailable
  • 28% believe they were not referred by GP to an appropriate service
  • 51% felt that they received this support for a sufficient and appropriate time.
  • At least 20 people talked about having attempted or thought about suicide due to lack of services

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Comprehensive model of Personalised Care

NHS England, November 2018

The comprehensive model of personalised care helps to establish a whole-population approach to supporting people of all ages and their carers to manage their physical and mental health and wellbeing, build community resilience, and make informed decisions and choices when their health changes.

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Ask Listen Do: Making conversations count in health, social care and education: Tips for health, social care and education organisations and practitioners

NHS England, November 2018

This Ask Listen Do resource shares tips for health, social care and education organisations and practitioners with the aim of making feedback, concerns and complaints easier for people with a learning disability, autistic people, families and carers.

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NHS England Test Beds Programme: Evaluation learning from Wave 1

NHS England, November 2018

This document shares learning about conducting real-world evaluations based on the experiences of Wave 1 of the Test Beds programme. It is designed to support innovation projects like the Test Beds which implement combinations of digital technology and pathway redesign in order to improve patient outcomes. The evaluation handbook is designed to support a future wave of Test Bed programme directors, healthcare programme commissioners and other Test Bed project staff to:

  • Understand common evaluation challenges faced by the initial Wave 1 Test Beds and benefit from their learning
  • Plan similar evaluation activity and access tools and guidance that can support their work

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Leadership in integrated care systems: Report prepared for the NHS Leadership Academy: (Future of Care Number 9)

Social Care Institute for Excellence, November 2018

This Future of Care paper, aimed at chief executives, directors and senior managers from the NHS, local authorities, housing organisations and voluntary and community sector, is based on findings from interviews with systems leaders and a review of the literature. The NHS Leadership Academy commissioned SCIE to undertake this research to further expand the understanding of systems leadership and leadership of integrated care systems. The research will inform the Leadership Academy’s long-term plans for supporting leaders in integrated care systems. Quotes from these leaders are presented throughout the report.

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Priorities for Adult Social Work Research: Results from the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership for adult social work

Department of Health and Social Care, November 2018

This report sets out the top ten priorities for adult social work research. It aims to help make sure future research answers the questions that are important to social workers and those who are in contact with them. The priorities cover a broad range of themes and issues for adult social workers. These will help to improve understanding of the social work approaches and interventions that work and why, and help to achieve the best outcomes for people and their carers.

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UK care home providers for older people: advice on consumer law: Helping care homes comply with their consumer law obligations

Competition and Markets Authority, November 2018

The advice is being published as part of the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) ongoing consumer protection work into residential care homes and nursing homes for older people (over 65s). It follows the CMA’s examination of the sector last year, which found that some residents are at risk of being treated unfairly and recommended urgent action to reform the sector.

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