• International profiles of health care systems

    6 June 2017

    The Commonwealth Fund has published its annual comparison of the healthcare systems of 19 countries around the world. Each overview covers health insurance, public and private financing, health system organisation and governance, health care quality and coordination, disparities, efficiency and integration, use of information technology and evidence-based practice, cost containment, and recent reforms and innovations. In addition, summary tables provide data on a number of key health system characteristics and performance indicators, including overall health care spending, hospital spending and utilisation, health care access, patient safety, care coordination, chronic care management, disease prevention, capacity for quality improvement, and public views.

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  • Videos of the NHS England board meeting – 25 May 2017

    5 June 2017

    The NHS England Board meeting was broadcast live on 25 May.

    Recordings of each agenda item are on the NHS England website.

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  • Dental working hours - 2012/13 and 2013/14 motivation and earnings analysis

    5 June 2017

    The dental working hours series of publications provides information on the working patterns of those primary care dentists in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland who provided some NHS/Health Service treatment during the periods covered by the biennial dental working patterns survey. In August 2013, the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) expressed an interest in gathering evidence relating to the motivation of doctors and dentists, and in particular exploring whether there is a link between motivation and reward.

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  • Health and social care integration: roundtable write-up

    5 June 2017

    This paper summarises the discussions from two roundtable events held in January and March 2017 with officers, practitioners, elected members and thought leaders from local government and health. The discussions focused on the challenges of implementing an integrated approach to health and social care.

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  • 2016 adult inpatient survey: statistical release

    5 June 2017

    This report outlines the findings of the 2016 adult inpatient survey which illustrates the experiences of over 77,000 patients who received care in an NHS hospital during July 2016. It provides a snapshot of the quality of care in NHS hospitals and finds that patient experience has remained relatively stable since 2006. The report identifies significant improvements in the quality of communication and confidence in medical staff. However it warns that there are a substantial amount of areas that have shown decline, such as patient involvement, waiting times and post-discharge care.

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