• Mental health, human rights and standards of care

    11 June 2018

    A report from the World Health Organisation assesses the quality of institutional care for adults with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities in the WHO European region. Out of all the quality ratings made, only 25% showed compliance with international standards, suggesting that long-term institutional care in the region has room for improvement.

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  • Turning collaborative models into reality

    8 June 2018

    The journey from national strategy or policy paper to implementation is often a tortuous and lengthy one. Indeed, some flagship ideas are never tested in the heat of the frontline.

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  • Making money work in the health and care system

    8 June 2018

    A report from the Healthcare Financial Managers’ Association explores how financial flows could be redesigned to make money work better in the health and care system. It sets out why change is necessary and proposes a number of radical financial reforms so that benefits to patients are maximised and resources are put to their most best use.

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  • Right staff vital for improvement in the adult social care sector

    8 June 2018

    Recruitment and retention of capable, valued and supported staff has never been more critical to achieving the high quality care everyone has a right to expect, according to a CQC report.

    Its collection of nine adult social care case studies telling the stories of people involved in services rated as inadequate, including how they got back on track.

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  • NHS quality checkers’ toolkits

    8 June 2018

    NHS England has published toolkits for quality checkers to use within NHS services. Quality checking is where people with a learning disability, autism or both are employed to look at the quality of the services they use and suggest improvements.

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