The NHS Confederation has published NHS Partners Network 15 Years of Concordat: reflection and renewal. This report explores how redefining the current partnership between the NHS and the independent sector in England could contribute to developing new models of care and act as a catalyst for transformation to support future NHS sustainability.
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
The objective of this research was to evaluate evidence and theories of employee engagement within the NHS and the general workforce to inform policy and practice. Four research questions focused on definitions and models of engagement; the evidence of links between engagement and staff morale and performance; approaches and interventions that have the greatest potential to create and embed high levels of engagement within the NHS; and the most useful tools and resources for NHS managers in order to improve engagement.
This has been commissioned by HQIP on behalf of NHS England, and will seek to improve the quality of health and social care delivery for people with learning disabilities through a retrospective review of their premature deaths.
Royal College of Emergency Medicine
This report explores the reasons patients choose to attend A&E, and how it might be possible to reduce some of this burden. The authors note that it is most commonly the patient who makes the judgement that their problem is ‘urgent’ or that it is appropriate to access A&E.
This clinical review in the BMJ summarises current evidence and best practice in the diagnosis and early intervention in dementia care.
This report is based on feedback from almost 1,800 people with experience of a mental health crisis, along with local area inspections looking at how services work together, surveys of service providers and a review of national data. It found that the quality of care experienced by a person in crisis can vary greatly depending on where they are and what help they require. Many people also experienced problems getting help when they needed it, and found that healthcare professionals sometimes lack compassion and warmth when caring for people who are having a crisis.
This is the final report of the HSJ Future of NHS Leadership inquiry and it aims to provide a real insight into the challenges faced by current and future NHS leaders, and to make some concrete recommendations on how they may be overcome.