Beyond the NHS: addressing the root causes of poor health

Centre for Progressive Policy – This report argues that a radical change of direction is required and focuses on how to develop and deliver a social model of health. It claims that the greatest socioeconomic challenges of our time, from poor-quality housing to knife crime, from skills’ deprivation to in-work poverty and homelessness, are also our greatest health challenges. Report…

Sleeping in, losing out: a survey of care staff on sleep-in shifts

UNISON – This report of care staff on overnight shifts looks at ‘sleep-in’ conditions and finds some staff abused physically and verbally including being punched and threatened with knives. The findings are based on a survey of more than 3,000 people UK-wide caring for the vulnerable and elderly by staying overnight, including in residential homes, in the accommodation of those…

Whole of government accounts: year ended 31 March 2018

HM Treasury – This report consolidates the accounts of over 8,000 bodies across the public sector, including central and local government and public corporations such as the Bank of England, to produce an accounts-based picture of the UK’s public finances. It sets out what the government receives, pays, owns and owes. Report Press release

Ignoring the alarms follow-up: too many avoidable deaths from eating disorders

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee – In December 2017, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) published Ignoring the alarms: how NHS eating disorder services are failing patients. That report included five recommendations relating to: the training of doctors and other medical professionals; the quality and availability of adult services, and the transition from child to adult services; improving…

Investing in the NHS long term plan

Health Foundation – This briefing analyses the challenges now facing health and social care and looks at the implications of the plan for activity levels and workforce in the NHS in England. It sets out funding scenarios for areas of health spending outside NHS England’s budget (including NHS workforce, capital investment, the prevention agenda and adult social care) and examine…