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Quality improvement

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Age UK

‘Oldest old’ abandoned by care system as 800,000 struggle with essential tasks

Age UK is calling on political parties to put social care at the heart of their election manifestos as it reveals that a third of over 80s are receiving inadequate care and support.

Alzheimer’s Society

Dementia care bill

An Alzheimer’s Society investigation has laid bare the unachievable cost of dementia care, calculating that the typical person’s bill for dementia social care would take 125 years to save for.

Health Foundation

Election briefing: NHS and social care funding – three unavoidable challenges

This is the first in a series of briefings ahead of the 2017 General Election and it aims to clarify the debate on three of the main challenges facing the funding of health and care services.

Health Foundation

Election briefing: Quality of care in the England NHS

This briefing finds that waiting times for many NHS urgent and emergency services in England were at their worst in 2016/17 for the last five years, but there is so far little evidence that the quality of care for some of the big killers – like heart attack, stroke and cancer – is deteriorating.

Journal for Healthcare Quality

A new issue of the Journal for Healthcare Quality has been published

Articles in this issue of Journal for Healthcare Quality include articles about patient centred discharge and transformational leadership.

King’s Fund

What is social care and how does it work?

The King’s Fund has pulled together a range of content to help explain social care in England, including a series of short videos on what social care is, how it’s provided and how it's paid for.

King’s Fund

Mental health and new modes of care. Lessons from the vanguards

While some of the vanguard sites developing new care models report promising early results from adopting a whole-person approach, the full opportunities to improve care through integrated approaches to mental health have not yet been realised.

NHS England

Mental health community teams activity report

NHS England has published statistics on Mental Health Community Teams Activity for the quarter ending March 2017.

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Fourth quarter revalidation demonstrates continued success

Revalidation has recently celebrated its one year anniversary and the NMC has published its fourth quarterly report, which demonstrates continued success.

Welsh Government

Sickness absence in the NHS

A quarterly report presenting data on sickness absence rates for directly employed NHS staff. The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust had the highest sickness absence, 7.2%.

World Health Organization

Urban green space interventions and health: a review of impacts and effectiveness

This report aims to fill the knowledge gap on the benefits of urban green spaces. It outlines the results of an evidence review and an assessment of local case studies on urban green space interventions.

World Health Organization

Adolescent obesity and related behaviours: trends and inequalities in the WHO European Region, 2002–2014

This report shows that teenagers in the UK are among the worst in the world for screen time and sedentary habits. Scottish 13-year-old girls are at the top of the table of “obesity-related behaviours”, with 85% spending at least two hours a day on computers and England is in fourth place, with 81%.

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