This guide is about the commissioning of good quality perinatal mental health services. It has been written to assist specialised commissioners, as well as Clinical Commissioning Groups and Health and Wellbeing Boards.
This resource is the executive summary of a comprehensive report into the costs of perinatal mental health problems to the healthcare system in the UK, estimating that it costs a total of £8.1 billion long term cost for each one year cohort of births in the UK or £10,000 per birth.
Improving the Health and Wellbeing of People with Learning Disabilities: An Evidence-Based Commissioning Guide for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
This practical guide is designed to support Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), with Local Authorities and Learning Disability Partnership Boards, to commission health services in ways that achieve better health outcomes for people with learning disabilities in a challenging financial climate.
Every year around 294,000 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer and around 155,000 will die from the disease. It is the leading cause of mortality in people under the age of 75.
The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) began a programme of work in 2007 to improve patient safety in cancer. The programme consists of three main areas: radiotherapy, chemotherapy and delayed diagnosis.
This page outlines the national Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Programme for England. It outlines commissioning pathways and other clinical networks and the establishment of local and national data collection.
The programme also aims to develop sustainable clinical tools, information and levers and prioritise patient empowerment. These will be made available from this website.
This toolkit contains guidance for commissioners to assist them in commissioning high quality VTE services. It includes a summary of requirements for a VTE prevention service across the patient pathway and highlights priorities for service improvement.
Improving Patient Safety in Nursing Homes: A Resource List for Users of the AHRQ Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the US has put together a compilation of a wide variety of resources for use in improving patient safety in nursing homes. This document would be a useful starting point for individuals or teams researching in this area.
Improving healthcare support in care homes - South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
This good practice case study describes the development and commissioning of an innovative healthcare model in nursing homes in South Manchester. The initiative has shown improved outcomes and could be a useful example for those considering a similar approach.
The 1000 lives campaign. Improving Care, delivering quality. How to guide no. 15; Improving Dementia Care
This guide to improving dementia care, part of the 1000 lives campaign by NHS Wales, provides guidance on the achievement of several drivers to improve the quality of life and care for people with dementia.
Are diabetes services in England and Wales measuring up? A summary of findings from the National Diabetes Audit 2011–12 for people with diabetes and anyone interested in the quality of diabetes care
A summary of findings from the National Diabetes Audit 2011–12 for people with diabetes and anyone interested in the quality of diabetes care.