• Guide to consultant to consultant referrals

    19 November 2018

    NHS England has published a good practice guide for health economies to manage the increasing number of consultant to consultant referrals in elective care.

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  • The health care workforce in England: make or break?

    19 November 2018

    In advance of the NHS long-term plan, the King’s Fund has issued a briefing on the scale of workforce challenges now facing the health service and the threat this poses to the delivery and quality of care over the next 10 years.

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  • Priorities for adult social work research

    16 November 2018

    A report from the Department of Health and Social Care sets out the top ten priorities for adult social work research. It aims to ensure that future research answers the questions that are important to social workers and those who are in contact with them.

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  • Improving air quality

    16 November 2018

    This publication from Public Health England focuses on air pollution and discusses how local authorities have an important role in assessing and improving local air quality. It also considers how the cumulative effects of local action can be significant. It will be of particular value to local authority commissioners, directors of public health, environmental health officers, health and wellbeing boards, CCGs and health professionals.

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  • Feedback from people with personal health budgets

    16 November 2018

    NHS England commissioned an independent survey of people with a personal health budget (PHB) to understand their experience. Nearly nine in ten, 89%, said their personalised care and support plan reflected what mattered to them, 86% said they had achieved what they wanted as a result of their plan and 77% said they were likely to recommend a PHB/IPB. The review also showed scope for improving the information provided to those who were interested in a PHB and cutting the time taken to set one up.

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