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Quality improvement

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Commons Select Committee

Calling Card 1

A follow-up report on childhood obesity in the UK argues that the government needs to take more robust action to tackle the impact of deep discounting and price promotions on the sales of unhealthy food and drink.

Commonwealth Fund

Calling Card 2

In a survey of health care experiences, the rate of poor primary care coordination was 5.2 percent overall and 9.8 percent in the United States, the highest rate. Patients who have a positive, established relationship with their provider were less likely to report poor primary care coordination.

Department of Health

Calling Card 3

This consultation seeks views on proposals on options for restricting the availability of gluten-free products on NHS prescription. This consultation closes on 22 June 2017.

Diabetes UK

Calling Card 4

The report found that 1 in 4 people had either experienced restrictions, or were refused test strips on the NHS compared to 1 in 5 people four years ago.

House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee

Calling Card 5

This report finds that inadequate funding very seriously affects the quantity and quality of adult social care provision, impacting on those receiving care, the NHS, care staff, carers and providers.

Department of Health

Calling Card 6

NHS England is responsible for arranging the provision of health services in England. This mandate reaffirms the government’s commitment to an NHS that provides the best care and support to today’s patients, and also safeguards the service for future generations.

Health Foundation

Calling Card 7

The NHS is facing unprecedented financial pressures two and a half years after the publication of the Five year forward view. This report analyses the finances of NHS providers and the consultant productivity of acute NHS hospitals, drawing on their annual accounts from 2009/10 to 2015/16 and linking this to wider NHS data.

National Association of Primary Care

Calling Card 8

The primary care home (PCH) model was developed by NAPC to help improve the delivery of care, health and wellbeing and the sustainability of NHS finances. 15 sites are currently trialling the PCH model and this report summarises progress so far in three of the rapid test sites.

National Institute for Health Research

Calling Card 9

Prescribing by suitably-trained pharmacists and nurses offers similar outcomes to prescribing by doctors, at least in the management of chronic conditions. This Cochrane review pooled clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction across 45 studies of nurse or pharmacist prescribing compared with doctor prescribing.

NHS Digital

Calling Card 91

This report provides details of the number of items and the net ingredient cost of all prescriptions dispensed in the community in England for 2016. In 2016 1.1bn prescription items were dispensed in the community (1.89% increase from 2015) at the cost of £9.20bn (0.67% decrease).

NHS Digital

Calling Card 92

The report identifies potential differences in the treatment, health status, and outcomes of people with learning disabilities compared with the rest of the population.

Public Health England

Calling Card 93

This briefing outlines key statistics and figures about the scale of obesity in England and the factors behind the rise in obesity levels. It discusses how improving access to healthier food choices can support behaviour change and includes case studies where local areas have taken action.

Public Health England

Calling Card 94

There has been good progress towards reducing deaths from the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in England, according to the latest report which provides recommendations for what can be done to achieve the World Health Organisation’s goal to eliminate it as a major public health threat by 2030.

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Calling Card 95

This report presents the findings of scoping research and engagement to better understand what integrated health should look like by 2020; testing out the integration standard and how feedback and support should be used to develop the standard.

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