• What the NHS can learn from the education and criminal justice sectors

    27 September 2017

    Following Mid Staffs and other high-profile failures of NHS care, the Health Foundation commissioned research into what the NHS can learn from other sectors. A team from the University of Leicester and Cardiff University examined failure, recovery and resilience in the criminal justice system (policing, youth justice, prisons) and education. The research examined the journey to recovery for six previously failing or poorly performing organisations, to identify the key strategic themes and actions that are relevant for health care policy and practice.

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  • Social workers speak out about the state of care

    25 September 2017

    This report contains the findings of a survey by Community Care Magazine supported by the Care and Support Alliance.

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  • A practice primer on mental health in older people

    25 September 2017

    NHS England and NHS Improvement have published advice on mental health in older people aimed at general practice teams. The document, which helps to identify when a mental health diagnosis and follow-up are appropriate, has been endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the British Geriatrics Society and Age UK.

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  • Access and waiting times in children and young people's mental health services

    25 September 2017

    This report examines new data on access to specialist treatment for children and young people with mental health problems and the waiting times they face.

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  • First two trusts reach electronic referrals milestone

    25 September 2017

    Two hospital trusts and their referring GP practices have become the first in the country to adopt an all-digital process for booking patient hospital appointments.

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