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Subgroups resources

In this page we have included web resources that might be helpful for members of the CHAIN sub-groups. The links are mostly provided by the facilitators and CHAIN members. CHAIN is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites.  

Click on any of the subgroups below to access the relevant resources.

arrow  Anti-Microbial Resistance(AMR)
arrow  Bereavement & Loss
arrow  Cancer services & support
arrow  Care Homes & Residential Care
arrow  Climate Change and Sustainablity in health & social care
arrow  Clinical Audit
arrow  COVID-19 Rehabilitation
arrow  Dementia
arrow  Diabetes
arrow  Domiciliary Care
arrow  Equality & Diversity (BME Health & Social Care SIG)
arrow  Frailty
arrow  Health & Wellbeing (Addressing Vaccine Skepticism and Hesitancy SIG; Health & Wellbeing of Health & Social Care Workers SIG;Obesity SIG; Cycling for H&W SIG)

arrow Integrated health & social care
arrow  Leadership
arrow  Long-COVID
arrow  Mentoring & Coaching
arrow  Networks & networking
arrow  Nurses, Midwives & Allied Health Professionals in clinical academic research
arrow  Parkinson's Disease
arrow  Poverty & health
arrow  Patient and Public Involvement/Improving Patients' Experience
arrow  Patient Safety
arrow  Prison & Forensic Health
arrow  Quality Improvement
arrow  Research into COVID-19
arrow  Self-care management of long-term Conditions
arrow  Service Improvement among allied health professionals
arrow  Substance Misuse & Addictions (Drug/Illicit Substance misuse SIG; Tobacco addiction/smoking SIG; Alcohol SIG; Non-illicit substance misuse SIG; Non-substance related addictive behaviours SIG)
arrow  Technologies (Computational Neurology; Regenerative Medicine SIG; Telehealth, Tele-medicine SIG; Bio-technical and adaptive Devices SIG; The Use of Social Media SIG; Applied Information Technology SIG; AI in health care)

Anti-Microbial Resistance(AMR)

arrow Antimicrobial resistance (AMR): applying All Our Health
Evidence and guidance for healthcare professionals on antimicrobial resistance and stewardship, and infection prevention and control.

arrow APRHAI (Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Prescribing, Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection) annual report, 2017 to 2018

arrow Assessing Non-prescription and Inappropriate Use of Antibiotics - WHO report on survey

arrow English surveillance programme for antimicrobial utilisation and resistance (ESPAUR) report

arrow NIHR Signal 'Carefully managed antibiotic use could halve antibiotic-resistant infections'

arrow NICE antimicrobial prescribing guidelines

arrow UK 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018

arrow World Health Organisation

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Bereavement & Loss

arrow Catalogue of losses and discoveries in Covid time - a European discussion among experts from Spain, Italy, and UK

arrow Coronavirus: dealing with bereavement and grief
Cruse Bereavement Care has put together resources to share how bereavement and grief may be affected by this pandemic. It covers some of the different situations and emotions bereaved people may have to deal with.

arrow CareSearch Palliative Care Knowledge Network

arrow Dementia Patients and Grief

arrow Family Bereavement Network in Europe

arrow Gathering feedback from families and carers when a child or young person dies
Gathering feedback from families and carers when a child or young person dies is a new resource designed to help support professionals in their work with bereaved families and carers.

arrow Grief at work
This website comprises advice on developing bereavement policies, responding to suicide in the workplace, and a series of best practice guidelines for managers on how to support employees who are bereaved.

arrow Prehabilitation for people with cancer
This website comprises advice on developing bereavement policies, responding to suicide in the workplace, and a series of best practice guidelines for managers on how to support employees who are bereaved.

arrow Guide to cancer early diagnosis

arrow International survey of bereavement care provision in Europe
EAPC Bereavement Taskforce publishes largest international survey of bereavement care provision in Europe

arrow Quick Guide: the role of allied health professionals in supporting people to live well with and beyond cancer
This quick guide document has been produced to support health and care staff improve outcomes for people living with or beyond cancer.

arrow Support Around Death
This NHS Education for Scotland website aims to support healthcare staff who are working with patients, carers and families before, at, and after death. It provides key information on the clinical, legislative, and practical issues involved.

arrow Supporting a child when someone dies

arrow Talking about bereavement
"Talking about bereavement" is for people who have recently been bereaved, for their families and friends, and for people who want to know more about the subject.

arrow The National Council for Palliative Care: Life after Death: Six Steps to Improve Support in Bereavement

arrow Working with children pre-bereavement
A toolkit developed by Macmillan Cancer Support for professionals working with the children of patients.

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Climate Change and Sustainablity in health & social care

arrow Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) is a charity that explores methodologies and metrics that can help to transform models of care.

arrow Committe on Climate Change
Committee on Climate Change provides Independent advice to UK government on building a low-carbon economy and preparing for climate change

arrow Intergovernmental Panel on Change Climate
Intergovernmental Panel on Change Climate (IPCC) is the international body for assessing the science related to climate change.

arrow Irish Doctors for the Environment

arrow NHS England Greener NHS

arrow NHS England Sustainable Supply Chain

arrow NHS Wales Health and Sustainability

arrow NHS Scotland Sustainability Action

arrow NHS Scotland and Sustainable Development Goals booklet

arrow NHS Scotland UN SDG Goals digital cards

arrow Planetary Health Alliance
Planetary Health Alliance is a consortium of over 120 dedicated universities, NGOs, government entities, research institutes, and other partners around the world committed to advancing planetary health.

arrow UCL Institute for Global Health
UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH) is a centre of research and teaching excellence in global health.

arrow UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
UK Health Alliance on Climate Change (UKHACC) is an alliance of health organisations, including many Medical and Nursing Royal Colleges, Faculties of Health, the British Medical Association, the British Medical Journal, and the Lancet.

arrow WONCA Global Family Doctor Environment Working Group
WONCA Global Family Doctor environment working group fosters the role of family doctors in protecting the health of their patients and communities from the impacts of environmental hazards and environmental degradation, and to promote healthy and sustainable societies at the local and global level.

arrow The Greener Practice national and local networks

arrow Greener Allied Health Professional hub
The Chief Allied Health Professions Officer has launched the ‘Greener AHP Hub' to help allied health professionals (AHPs) support the Greener NHS ambitions.

arrow Greener NHS bulletin
The Greener NHS bulletin is for anyone who would like to know more about the progress we are making towards our net zero ambition and how to get involved in building a greener NHS.


arrow Report 'Measuring and reducing plastics in the healthcare sector'
This publication has been produced as part of HCWH Europe's project Towards Plastic-free Healthcare in Europe, which aims to reduce the negative impact of plastics by transforming current practices so that plastic use is reduced within the sector, facilitating the transition to a circular economy model.

arrow Report 'Delivering a ‘Net Zero' National Health Service'
This report provides a detailed account of the NHS' modelling and analytics underpinning the latest NHS carbon footprint, trajectories to net zero and the interventions required to achieve that ambition.

arrow IPBES Global Assessment Summary for Policymakers (PDF)'

arrow The UK's Committee on Climate Change report 'Net Zero – The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming


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arrow CPR for Feet
The introduction of the resource will help staff working in health and social care settings to understand the overall need for appropriate foot checks, appropriate protection and appropriate referral.

arrow Diabetes in Health Care
Diabetes in Healthcare is an introductory diabetes education tool for healthcare professionals covering Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It has been developed by Diabetes UK and Bupa to allow easy access to good-quality diabetes education.

arrow Diabetes person-centred care resources

arrow is a website providing free online diabetes education for UK healthcare professionals

arrow Glycosmedia
a website that is dedicated to bringing a free, non-promotional, editorially independent e-mail newsletter to a global audience about developments and news in diabetes, and is primarily aimed at health professionals

arrow Improving care for people with diabetes and a learning disability

arrow In-hospital management of hypoglycaemia

arrow Right Insulin, Right Time, Right Dose for Type 2 diabetes - a toolkit for optimal delivery

arrow Potential of electric bicycles to improve the health of people with Type 2 diabetes: a feasibility study

arrow Your priorities for Type 2 diabetes research: The top 10

arrow Type 1 diabetes
A new online resource for people with a new diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes

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Cancer servcies & support

The Cancer servcies & support sub-group was set up with the support of Macmillan Cancer Support

arrow Interactive list of resources for health & social care professionals, provided by Macmillan Cancer Support

arrow NIHR collection 'Catching cancer early: how research could help us improve'

arrow A guide on improving patients’ experience of cancer care
NHS Improving Quality and Macmillan Cancer Support have joined forces to launch a guide to help trusts improve their patients' experience of cancer care and boost their overall performance.

arrow American Cancer Society

arrow Bloodwise

arrow brain trust
a UK brain tumour charity, dedicated to helping people affected by a brain tumour

arrow Cancer Awareness Toolkit
The cancer awareness toolkit has been developed for health and social care staff including: District Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, practice nurses, NHS reception staff, health trainers, managers, pharmacy staff and social care staff.

arrow Cancer and pregnancy

arrow Cancer, Older People and Advocacy project publication "Every Step of the Way": 13 stories illustrating the difference that independent advocacy makes to older people affected by cancer

arrow Cancer Information Resources
This website contains a wealth of cancer information resources in various languages and accessible formats that are not widely available.

arrow Cancer in the Community e-learning course
The Royal Marsden School in collaboration with HEE South London has designed an e-learning programme to provide an overview of the key issues in cancer care and to raise awareness of them.

arrow Cancer Insight
Cancer Insight is Cancer Research UK’s free guide to cancer prevention and early diagnosis for GPs, practice nurses and pharmacy staff.

arrow Cancer Services Collaborative 'Improvement Partnership'
A national NHS Programme that supports local cancer service teams (Networks) to improve their cancer and diagnostic services and help reduce their waiting times

arrow Information And Support Services
Resources for cancer information and support service managers, staff and volunteers.

arrow International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership

arrow Leukaemia CARE

arrow Local Cancer Intelligence (England)

arrow Lymphoma Association

arrow Macmillan Cancer Support resources
Free resources from Macmillan Cancer Support

arrow Macmillan Learn Zone
Learn Zone provides free and easy access to a wide variety of learning resources, online courses and professional development tools from Macmillan Cancer Support.

arrow Myeloma UK

arrow NIHR Journals Library collection in palliative and end of life care

arrow Palliative and end of life care Priority Setting Partnership – final report

arrow Prehabilitation for people with cancer

arrow Prostate Cancer UK

arrow Secondary Breast Cancer Nursing toolkit

arrow Supporting Carers: A Professional's Toolkit

arrow The People Behind Cancer Care - patient and staff stories
Report from Macmillan Cancer Support

arrow Understand cancer - a free online learning course on cancer for non clinical staff

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Care Homes & Residential Care

arrow Engaging in research with care homes

arrow My home life: Promoting quality of life in care homes

arrow Quick Guide: allied health professionals enhancing health for people in care homes

arrow Data and Statistics on COVID-19 impacts on the Care sector

arrow Helping adult day centres to ‘unlock lockdown’

arrow Spotting the early ‘soft signs’ of deterioration and sepsis

arrow Three Steps to Positive Practice - a rights based approach when considering and reviewing restrictive interventions

arrow Vivaldi 1: coronavirus (COVID-19) care homes study report

arrow COVID-19 mortality and long-term care: a UK comparison

arrow New guidance to support safe care home visits during lockdown
Published 4 November 2020, by Department of Health & Social Care

arrow Public Health England Guidance 'Adult oral health in care homes toolkit'

arrow British Geriatric Society Guidance 'COVID-19: Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes for older people'

arrow International Long-term Care Policy Network report 'The COVID-19 Long-Term Care situation in England'

arrow NIHR collection ‘Improving the quality of care in care homes: what does the evidence tell us?'



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Clinical Audit

The Clinical Audit sub-group is sponsored by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), which runs the national and local clinical audit programmes on behalf of NHS England, the Welsh Government and, with some individual audits, also funded by the Health Department of the Scottish Government, DHSSPS Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. See sub-group resources page for links to clinical audit resources for clinicians, patients, clinical audit staff, healthcare managers, researchers and other information professionals

arrow Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

arrow National clinical audits & registries

arrow Clinical audit resources & training

arrow Patient & public involvement

arrow Clinical audit news

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COVID-19 Rehabilitation

arrow Quick guides for occupational therapists: Occupational therapy and Long Covid

arrow COVID-19 - AHPs
On behalf of the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer for England, the North West AHP Network are producing and hosting regular summary resources for the allied health professions (AHP) workforce. These curate key published national guidance and updates in relation to COVID-19.

arrow COVID-19 and Rehabilitation
an expert-based opinion on early and short-term rehabilitative interventions in COVID-19 survivors after the acute hospital setting. 

arrow British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine - Rehabilitation in the wake of Covid-19 - A phoenix from the ashes

arrow Confronting coronavirus – The NHS story so far

arrow Chartered Society of Physiohterapy - Rehabilitation during the pandemic - FAQs

arrow The Primary Care Respiratory Society - Recovering after COVID19 - a practical guide for clinicians and commissioners

arrow BMJ Global Health commentary 'COVID-19: maintaining essential rehabilitation services across the care continuum'

arrow BMJ article 'Covid-19: the challenge of patient rehabilitation after intensive care'

arrow BMJ open 'Qualitative, grounded theory exploration of patients’ experience of early mobilisation, rehabilitation and recovery after critical illness'

arrow NICE guidance 'Rehabilitation after critical illness in adults'

arrow Covid-19: Supporting nurses’ psychological and mental health

arrow Recovering from COVID-19: Post viral-fatigue and conserving energy

arrow Rehabilitation for Patients with COVID - 19 Guidance for Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech - Language Pathologists , and Assistants

arrow RCOT Library – COVID-19 and occupational therapy collection

arrow Primary Care in Rehabilitation - the Big Rehab Conversation

arrow Blog 'Material Citizenship: the importance of functional objects in care homes whilst social distancing'
By Dr Kellyn Lee, Research Fellow – Ageing and Dementia, School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton

arrow  British Thoracic Society 'RCOVID-19: information for the respiratory community'

arrow  Physios for M.E. - Post Covid-19 Rehabilitation'

arrow  COVID-19: Supporting your recovery
This resource has been developed by a group of multi-disciplinary health professionals at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. The purpose of the website is to support patients with their initial recovery once discharged from hospital following treatment for COVID-19. 

arrow  Chartered Society of Physiotherapy - Rehabilitation of adults who are hospitalised due to Covid-19: physiotherapy service delivery

arrow  NHS England and NHS Improvement - Allied health professionals’ role in rehabilitation during and after COVID-19

arrow Rehabilitation with COVID-19: Italian guidance

arrow Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)’s e-learning module Post Traumatic Stress Disorder during and after lockdown

Literature searches related to COVID-19 rehabilitation

arrow Physiotherapy management for COVID-19 in the acute hospital setting

arrow Rehabilitation of recovering COVID-19 patients

arrow COVID-19 and dysphagia the role of speech and language therapists

arrow Prehabilitation and COVID-19

arrow Psychological rehabilitation

arrow COVID and Physiotherapy

arrow The long term health impacts of COVID-19

arrow Psychological consequences of COVID-19, NHSGG

arrow Effects and side effects of COVID-9, NHS Lanarkshire

arrow Young people, suicide risk and COVID-19, NHSGGC

arrow National guidance for post-COVID syndrome assessment clinics

arrow Your COVID recovery guidance


Link to resources for Research into COVID-19 sub-group

More resources related to COVID-19


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arrow Alzheimer Europe - updates on new publications and resources

arrow Alzheimer Society

arrow Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre

arrow Alzheimer's Research UK

arrow Assessment and Diagnosis of Dementia: A personalised approach e-learning programme
This elearning programme focuses on ensuring flexibility in service provision in memory assessment services. The resource was commissioned by NHS England & NHS Improvement to support memory assessment services to deliver a blended service model

arrow Assisting People with Dementia with their Personal Care: Ideas and Tips for Carers
This booklet was developed as part of the Alzheimer's Society funded Pro-CARE study, which was undertaken at the University of East Anglia

arrow A better way to care: Safe and high-quality care for patients with cognitive impairment (dementia and delirium) in hospital
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has developed three resources to guide health service managers, clinicians and consumers in improving care of people with cognitive impairment.

arrow Behaviour Management – A Guide to Good Practice: Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)

arrow  ‘Cognitive Rehabilitation in Dementia: A Learning Resource for Staff’

arrow Deep Dementia Phenotyping (DEMON) Network

arrow Dementia Action Alliance: North East

arrow Dementia-Friendly Dentistry

arrow Dementia: Reducing your risk

arrow Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework
The new National Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework is a new resource to support health professionals and educators working with people living with dementia.

arrow Dementia: immediate post diagnosis support guidelines
The London dementia strategic clinical network has created guidance for professionals to support people with dementia and carers immediately following diagnosis.

arrow Dementia related resources from CareSearch
These searches use the Dementia filter developed by CareSearch. It retrieves all English language articles of relevance to dementia within PubMed. The CareSearch website is funded by the Australian government and has evidence based information for anyone affected by the need for palliative care or for anyone who is providing palliative care.

arrow Dementia UK

arrow Deaf People with Dementia Research Project
This site provides information on a project and follow-up activities concerned with dementia in the British Sign Language community.

arrow Dementia Guide for Carers and Care Providers

arrow Dementia Partnerships
A specialist knowledge portal, bringing together Networks, organisations, groups and individuals to share knowledge and learning to improve services and promote living well with dementia.

arrow Dementia Roadmaps
The Dementia Roadmap provides high quality information about the dementia journey alongside local information about services, support groups and care pathways to assist primary care staff to more effectively support people with dementia and cognitive impairment, their families and carers.

arrow Developing supportive design for people with dementia

arrow 'From diagnosis to end of life: the lived experiences of dementia care and support', report by Alzheimer's Society

arrow 'Exploring good practice in life story work with people with dementia: The findings of a qualitative study looking at the multiple views of stakeholders'

arrow Finding Patience
Health Education England (HEE) has developed 'Finding Patience', a new film looking at the experience of dementia amongst African Caribbean families.

arrow Free online course: Understanding Dementia
The University of Tasmania's Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Understanding Dementia, is a 9-week online course that builds upon the latest in international research on dementia. It's free and anyone can register

arrow Getting help for forgetfulness
IHR CLAHRC North Thames has produced this new resource to help Black African and Caribbean elders seek help from their GP when experiencing memory problems.

arrow Innovations in Dementia CIC
Innovations in Dementia is a community interest company. They work nationally with people with dementia, partner organisations and professionals with the aim of developing and testing projects that will enhance the lives of people with dementia.

arrow Irish Hospice Foundation - Prompts for practice for healthcare staff - End of life care for people with dementia

arrow Irish Hospice Foundation - Building Consensus for the Future
The report explored the palliative needs of people with dementia and signposted a national direction for Dementia Palliative Care in Ireland.

arrow Irish Hospice Foundation - Planning for the Future Project
The report describes a nurse-led project completed in a Dementia unit which explored how healthcare staff can initiate end of life care for people with dementia.

arrow Jenny's Diary
a resource to support conversations about dementia with people who have a learning (intellectual) disability

arrow Join Dementia Research
This new national service allows people to register their interest in participating in dementia research and be matched to suitable studies in their area.

arrow Literature Review and Needs and Feasibility Assessment of Services for People with Younger Onset Dementia

arrow Managing Success in Dementia
Managing Success in Dementia is a resource commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) and developed by Skills for Care, Skills for Health and Leeds Beckett University to support leaders and managers working across health and social care to implement the training outcomes of the Dementia Training Standards Framework - in particular those responsible for implementing training at Tier 2 level.

arrow Memory-Friendly Neighbourhoods

Memory-Friendly Neighbourhoods is a new knowledge exchange programme exploring how local communities can support people with dementia.

arrow Models of Dementia Assessment and Diagnosis: Indicative Cost Review Neighbourhoods
This report identifies and reviews in detail three models of dementia assessment and diagnosis currently being used in dementia care in England.

arrow My future wishes: Advance Care Planning (ACP) for people with dementia in all care settings

This document aims to assist practitioners, providers and health and social care commissioners create opportunities for people living with dementia to develop an Advance Care Plan (ACP).

arrow National AHPs Best Practice in Dementia network

arrow Neuro-imaging Guidance in the assessment of Dementia

arrow New resources from the Alzhimer Society of Ireland

arrow NHS England: Dementia

arrow NHS England implementation guide and resource pack for dementia

arrow NHS North England Clinical Networks Mental Health and Dementia

arrow NHS RightCare scenario: Getting the dementia pathway right

arrow Research article 'A tool to support meaningful person-centred activity for clients with dementia – a Delphi study'

arrow Resources for professionals working with BAME communities

arrow Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network

arrow Streamlining Memory Services Pathways, Guidance from the London Dementia Clinical Network

arrow Supporting carers of people with dementia highlight

Research funded by the NIHR is helping the NHS to better understand and support the needs of people caring for those with dementia. A number of key studies have been brought together in a new Highlight from the NIHR Dissemination Centre.

arrow Surveillance technologies for dementia care

This report describes how surveillance products are marketed and sold online in the United Kingdom, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Also, tips are provided to help inform consumers before making purchase decisions.

arrow Talking about dementia and dying: a discussion tool for residential aged care facility staff

arrow Taking Memory Assessment Services (MAS) into the Future
A guide to supporting continuous development, improvement and innovation in memory assessment services

arrow The Dementia Evidence Toolkit
A comprehensive online database featuring the latest scientific evidence on what works in dementia care and treatment

arrow The Dementia Training Study Centres
The Dementia Training Study Centres website has an Australian focus but has significant education and resources

arrow This is me - tool for people with dementia receiving professional care

arrow Told in South Yorkshire Life Story Resource Pack

arrow 'What works' in dementia education and training?

arrow World Dementia Council

arrow Activities for Older Adults During COVID19 - A guide to online resources for those providing care for people with dementia Dementia Council


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Domiciliary Care

arrow United Kingdom Homecare Association

arrow NICE: Better home care for older people
A quick guide for people who arrange their own home care

arrow Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care

arrow  COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care in England

arrow University College London: The NIDUS project

arrow NHS: Help at home from a carer

arrow AgeUK: Homecare: How to find the care you need at home

arrow Care Quality Commission

arrow Carers UK

arrow Home care in England Views from commissioners and providers. Editor: Simon Bottery December 2018

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Equality & Diversity

arrow Complicated? Bisexual people’s experiences of
and ideas for improving services

arrow Equality Delivery System (EDS)
toolkit to promote equality and fairness in the NHS

arrow Equality and Human Rights: Putting People at the Centre
An eLearning module developed by NHS Health Scotland

arrow Equally outstanding: Equality and human rights - good practice resource, November 2018

arrow King's Fund Reading lists on Equality & Diversity

arrow Local action on health inequalities: practice resources
Public Health England has published a series of resources to help local authorities address health inequalities at local level.

arrow Multidimensional Inequality Framework (MIF)
The Multidimensional Inequality Framework (MIF) provides a systematic approach to measuring and analysing inequalities across the key aspects of life which overall determine the capability for people to enjoy a good quality of life.

arrow Public Health England Guidance 'Reducing health inequalities in local areas'

arrow Sexual orientation health inequality: Evidence from Understanding Society, the UK Longitudinal Household Study

arrow The RaRE Research Report
LGB&T Mental Helth - Risk and Resilience Explored

arrow Report 'The impact of the Alzheimer’s Society Research Network'
LGB&T Mental Helth - Risk and Resilience Explored


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BME Health & Social Care (SIG)

arrow RSM COVID-19 Series: Resources on BAME healthcare

arrow Dementia information for black, asian and minority ethnic (BME) communities)
An Electronic Resources Handbook for CNWL Memory Services

arrow Ethnicity facts and figures
Use this service to find information about the different experiences of people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds in UK

arrow Health equity in England
A report on health equity in England focusing on inequalities between ethnic groups.

arrow Inclusivity – Supporting BAME Trans People
A 28-page guide with practical tips, guidance, and resources dedicated to supporting the Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) trans population of Britain

arrow King's Fund Reading list - BME health: an introduction to BME health issues reading list

arrow King's Fund Reading list - Mental health: black and minority ethnic communities

arrow Race Against Dementia
Race Against Dementia is an alliance of groups currently providing information and support to people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in the UK.

arrow Report 'Making the most of primary and community services : what works for BAME people with long-term conditions?'

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arrow Abbeyfield Research Foundation

arrow Acute Frailty Network

arrow ADVANTAGE - EU Joint Action on Frailty

arrow British Geriatrics Society

arrow British Society of Gerontology

arrow Centre for Ageing Better

arrow Cochrane Systematic Review 'Exercise for preventing falls in older people living in the community'

arrow Comprehensive Care
a themed review of NIHR research on older patients living with frailty in hospital

arrow End of life care in Frailty

arrow The Dunhill Medical Trust
The Charity funds academic and clinical research into understanding the mechanisms of ageing and treating age-related diseases and frailty

arrow Falls: applying All Our Health
Evidence and guidance for healthcare professionals to assess risks, advise patients and families and prevent falls

arrow Musculoskeletal, falls, fractures & frailty: showcasing projects from the AHSN Network Care

arrow NIHR Signal 'Long-term exercise programmes reduce falls and injuries in older adults'

arrow NIHR Signal 'A frailty checklist was completed in only a quarter of older people at hospital admission'

arrow Silver Book II - Quality care for older people with urgent care needs



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Quality Improvement

arrow Health Foundation

arrow Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

arrow ISQua, The International Society for Quality in Health Care

arrow Institute for Healthcare Improvement

arrow Health Care Improvement Scotland

arrow Accelerating Healthcare Improvement: Organizational Assessment Tool

arrow A guide to quality improvement methods, by HQIP
This site describes a structured problem solving process used by Toyota World leaders in Quality Improvement.

arrow A3 Process
This site describes a structured problem solving process used by Toyota World leaders in Quality Improvement.

arrow The Business Case for Quality: A Unified Field Theory Applied to Health Care
The site describes Unified Field Theory

arrow Better Knowledge, Better Care RSS Feed Package

arrow British Geriatrics Society (BGS): Standards of Medical Care for Older People. Expectations and Recommendations
This document describes the British Geriatrics Society's recommendations for standards of care for specialist services for older people and those with whom they work.

arrow Improvement Tip: Find "Muda" and Root it Out (Institute for Healthcare Improvement)

arrow Measurement 'how to' guides
NHS Improving Quality has produced two bite-sized guides to support staff in measuring their improvement work

arrow Queue Fever, Part 1, by David Ollier Weber
This is the first part in a two-part series on handling patient flow.

arrow Queue Fever, Part 2, by David Ollier Weber
This is the 2nd part in a two-part series on handling patient flow.

arrow Significant Event Audit/Analysis - 'Changing the Culture in Primary Care'
Powerpoint presentation by Dr Jonathan Stead, Exeter University

arrow Significant Event Audit/Analysis - NHS Eastern Post Graduate Medical Education

arrow Significant Event Audit/Analysis - Patient Plus

arrow Significant Event Audit/Analysis - University of Exeter SEA

arrow Paper 'Effectiveness of Teaching Quality Improvement to Clinicians'

arrow Transforming Care at the Bedside
A unique innovation initiative of IHI and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that aims to create, test, and implement changes that will dramatically improve care on medical/surgical wards/units.

arrow Trip - Healthcare Quality
This site will search both the core TRIP content plus 11 of the leading healthcare quality journals.

arrow IHI Innovation Series white paper 'Using Care Bundles to Improve Health Care Quality'

arrow The Science of Improvement ... On a Whiteboard! '

arrow The Health Foundation Patient Evidence Scan 'Quality improvement training for healthcare professionals'

arrow IHI Resources: CMS Partnership for Patients

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arrow Presentations from the Microsystem Festival

arrow Clinical Microsystems : AN EVALUATION
An evaluation of Clinical Microsystems as an approach to health services improvement

arrow Dartmouth Clinical Microsystems Site

arrow Joint Commission Journal of Quality Improvement Microsystems in Healthcare Series (part 1 - 9)

arrow Joint Commission Journal of Quality Improvement 'Clinical Microsystems, Part 1. The Building Blocks of Health Systems' (CHAIN member log-in is required)

arrow Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 'Clinical Microsystems, Part 3. Transformation of Two Hospitals Using Microsystem, Mesosystem, and Macrosystem Strategies' (CHAIN member log-in is required)

arrow Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 'Clinical Microsystems, Part 4. Building Innovative Population-Specific Mesosystems' (CHAIN member log-in is required)

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Health Analysts (SIG)

arrow Ireland and Northern Ireland's Population Health Observatory
INIsPHO is housed within the Institute of Public Health in Ireland . INIsPHO aims to support those working to improve health and reduce health inequalities by producing and disseminating health intelligence, and strengthening the research and information infrastructure on the island of Ireland

arrow Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO)
APHO represents a network of 12 public health observatories (PHOs) working across the five nations of England , Scotland , Wales , Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland . APHO produces information, data and intelligence on people's health and health care for practitioners, policy makers and the wider community. APHO's expertise lies in turning information and data into meaningful health intelligence.

arrow East Midlands Public Health Observatory Health Intelligence Network
The East Midlands Public Health Observatory (EMPHO) is one of nine regional Public Health Observatories funded by the Department of Health in England .  EMPHO is the regional health intelligence organisation providing information and analysis to support those working to improve health and reduce health inequalities in the East Midlands . The EMPHO Intelligence Network is a Forum for Public Health People who are happy to share their expertise, interests and questions with colleagues.

arrow Northern Ireland Clinical Research Support Centre
To encourage high quality research for patients' benefit within the healthcare setting.

arrow Health Intelligence
Health Intelligence is part of Population Health service within the Health Service Executive (HSE)

arrow Radical Statistics
The Radical Statistics Group, usually abbreviated to Radstats, was formed in 1975 as part of the radical science movement associated with the establishment of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS). RadStats is now independent of any other organisation. Members are 'radical' in being committed to helping build a more free, democratic and egalitarian society. Members of Radstats are concerned at the extent to which official statistics reflect governmental rather than social purposes.

arrow Welsh Health Analysts Network (WHAN)
The Welsh Health Analysts Network (WHAN) was established during Spring of 2006 following the demise of the PIE (Public Health Information & Epidemiology) group, which gathered every quarter to discuss and share good practice amongst the Welsh analyst community. The WHAN provides an opportunity to share knowledge in the health information and intelligence community across Wales . The network is comprised of the leaders of teams across different organisations in Wales . Its aim is similar to the former PIE group, but with a CPD element, where specialists are invited to present to the Network on their areas of expertise.

Irish data sources

arrow Central Statistics Office Ireland (CSO)
The CSO is the Government body responsible for compiling Irish official statistics. It provides data and information on methodology.

arrow Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)
NISRA p rovides basic economic and demographic information for Northern Ireland . The agency also maintains the civil registry.

arrow Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA)
ISSDA aims to ensure a wider access to both Irish and international datasets. It holds an ever-increasing quantity of machine-readable data from surveys and official statistics (such as the Census) and makes them readily available to users in the academic, public and commercial sectors. 

arrow APHO Technical Briefing 3: Commonly Used Public Health Statistics and their Confidence Intervals
This document describes the calculation of common types of statistics used within public health intelligence, specifically: rates, proportions, means and age-standardised rates and ratios.

arrow Presentations from HAISG Seminars

arrow Thought paper 'Understanding analytical capability in health care'
By Martin Bardsley, Health Foundation

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Lean Thinking in Healthcare (SIG)

arrow Curious Cat Management Improvement library

arrow Gemba Panta Rei
Specialist lean consultancy

arrow Going Lean in the NHS
A short introductory guide explaining how lean thinking can be used to improve productivity, reduce waste and lower NHS costs.

arrow Lean Enterprise Institute
The Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) is a nonprofit education and research organization founded in 1997 to promote and advance the principles of lean thinking in every aspect of business and across a wide range of industries.

arrow Short introduction to Lean for NHS Trusts

arrow Superfactory - lean consultancy

arrow Article 'Lean machine: Health care follows auto's lead, gears up for efficiency'
This article describes how General motors and the University of Michigan hospital have teamed up to deploy Lean methods and tools.

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Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing (Special Interest Group: Addressing Vaccine Skepticism and Hesitancy)

arrow COVID-19 Vaccine Education (CoVE Package): The importance of the COVID-19 vaccine for individual and societal health
This resource has been developed for health and care professionals, and healthcare students.

arrow Vaccination and trust: How concerns arise and the role of communication in mitigating crises
Comprehensive WHO report on the reasons for vaccine hesitancy, and provides a knowledge base for communications strategies

arrow RSM COVID-19 Series: What is the scale of vaccine scepticism? - Episode 56

arrow The Covid-19 Vaccine Communication Handbook

arrow COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in the UK: The Oxford Coronavirus Explanations, Attitudes, and Narratives Survey

arrow BMJ article 'Cultural Competence in a COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout'

arrow How do you convince the nation to take the Covid-19 vaccine?
The article below gives examples of the thinking of marketing people on the elements necessary for a successful campaign to maximise the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine

arrow Behavioural considerations for acceptance and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines: WHO technical advisory group on behavioural insights and sciences for health, meeting report, 15 October 2020

arrow Social Science in Humanitarian Action Rapid Review 'Vaccine Hesitancy and Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccination'

arrow Royal Society and British Academy Rapid Review 'COVID-19 vaccine deployment: Behaviour, ethics, misinformation and policy strategies'

arrow The Vaccine Confidence Project

Ipsos Mori global surveys on likely acceptance of vaccine for COVID-19:

arrow Three in four adults globally say they would get a vaccine for COVID-19

arrow COVID-19 vaccination intent is decreasing globally

arrow One in three people exposed to COVID-19 anti-vax messages

arrow Open access in British Journal of Health Psychology 'Towards intervention development to increase the uptake of COVID-19 vaccination among those at high risk: Outlining evidence-based and theoretically informed future intervention content'

arrow The Conversation - Articles on Vaccine hesitancy

arrow Article in The Conversation 'COVID vaccine: even healthcare workers may be hesitant – but new evidence can be reassuring'

arrow Article in The Guardian 'It's only fake-believe: how to deal with a conspiracy theorist'

arrow A guide to vaccinations for COVID-19, by The British Society for Immunology

arrow COVID-19 vaccine communication materials, Vaccine information in community languages
NHS staff have recorded messages in some of the most commonly spoken languages – apart from English – in the capital to help ensure messages about the importance of getting a COVID-19 vaccine reach all Londoners.


Health & Wellbeing (Special Interest Group: Health & Wellbeing of Health & Social Care workers)

arrow Health and Wellbeing Interventions in Healthcare A rapid evidence review, Institute for Employment Studies

arrow Wellbeing and mental health: Applying All Our Health

arrow Intensive Care Society: Wellbeing and Psychological Resource Library

arrow Supporting our people - Helping you manage your own health and wellbeing whilst looking after others

arrow Mind UK

arrow Every Mind Matters

arrow One You

arrow Psychological Wellbeing for Health and Care Workers

arrow Emotional Health and Well-being Support for Health and Social Care Professionals

arrow Help for Heroes - A field guide to self-care

arrow NHS Self-help therapies


arrow COVID-19 and Wellbeing Resources from Local Authority Council (LGA)

arrow The psychological needs of healthcare staff as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic

arrow Blurt Foundation: Free Resources

arrow Futurelearn Course 'COVID-19: Psychological First Aid

arrow WHO webinar on 'Occupational Health Measures in the Preparedness and Response to COVID-19 at the Workplace'


arrow Impact of Infection Outbreak on Long-Term Care Staff: A Rapid Review on Psychological Well-Being

arrow The Impact of COVID-19 on the Health and Social Care Workforce

arrow Centre for Mental Health Briefing 56 ‘Trauma, mental health and coronavirus Supporting healing and recovery’



Health & Wellbeing (Special Interest Group: Obesity)

arrow Adult obesity: applying All Our Health
Evidence and guidance for healthcare professionals, to help people change their eating and activity habits

arrow Alberta Centre for Active Living

arrow All Our Health
Evidence based e-learning sessions to support al health and care professionals to prevent illness, protect health and promote wellbeing.

arrow British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) Guidelines on perioperative and postoperative biochemical monitoring and micronutrient replacement for patients undergoing bariatric surgery

arrow British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) GP Guidance: Management of nutrition following bariatric surgery

arrow British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) Guidance: Post-op primary care management

arrow 'Ethnic differences in parental attitudes and beliefs about being overweight in Childhood'

arrow European Childhood Obesity Group

arrow Guidelines for the follow-up of patients, undergoing bariatric surgery O'Kane et al (2016) Clinical Obesity 6: 210-224

arrow Health Profile for England
Public Health England (PHE) has published a milestone report on the health of the population in England.

arrow 'Introduction to the Prevention and Lifestyle Behaviour Change Competence Framework'

arrow King’s Fund Reading list on Encouraging healthy behaviour

arrow Let’s Get Moving: Revised Commissioning Guidance'

arrow NICE quality standard 'Obesity in adults: preventions and lifestyle weight management programs'

arrow NIHR Themed Review 'Moving Matters - Interventions To Increase Physical Activity'

arrow Obesity and cancer: Information for Health Professionals

arrow Obesity Knowledge Transfer Series
Free EASO obesity resource for clinicians combines international collaboration and local expertise (Obesity KTS).

arrow Overcoming obesity: An initial economic analysis
A discussion paper by McKinsey Global Institute.

arrow Parental views of children’s physical activity: a qualitative study with parents from multi-ethnic backgrounds living in England

arrow Physical Activity
The Physical Activity tool is part of a series of products produced by Public Health England providing local data alongside national comparisons to support local health improvement.

arrow Prescribing movement
This new digital Moving Medicine tool will help healthcare professionals advise patients on how physical activity can help to manage their conditions, prevent disease and aid recovery. It is produced by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) and Sport England with support from National Lottery funding.

arrow Public Health England Guidance 'Health matters: whole systems approach to obesity'

arrow Public Health England Obesity

arrow Royal College of General Pratitioners: Top ten tips for post bariatric surgery patients in primary care

arrow 'Small Changes'
An article about a social enterprise that focuses on weight management among overweight and obese adults.

arrow 'Service evaluation of the GOALS family-based childhood obesity treatment intervention during the first 3 years of implementation'

arrow The BIG chanllenge - A spotlight campaign on obesity research

arrow The Obesity Society

arrow Weight Management Economic Assessment Tool

Health & Wellbeing (Special Interest Group: Cycling for Health & Wellbeing)

arrow Active Travel Chapter of Bedford Borough Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

arrow BBC news article - Copenhagen's piles of bicycles

arrow BBC news article - Would these five changes actually help cyclists?

arrow BBC news article - How safe is cycling?

arrow Bedford Borough Council - Cycle Parking Design Guidance

arrow Bespoke Study
The Bespoke project is a collaboration between the research teams of the Orthopaedic and Emergency Departments of Barts Health NHS Trust, and with Barts Charity, ITP and mySociety to explore bicycle related injuries in London.

arrow Bike minded - mental wellbeing

arrow BMJ paper 'Association between active commuting and incident cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality: prospective cohort study'

arrow British Cycling 'Wise-Words - Cycling and Health'

arrow Cycling and Health, what is the evidence?

arrow Cycling action plan for Scotland

arrow Cycling Scotland

arrow Cycle to work scheme

arrow Evaluation of Galatown Bike Club

arrow Health economic assessment tools for walking and for cycling

arrow NHS Choices 'Benefits of cycling'

arrow NICE guidance: Walking and cycling: local measures to promote walking and cycling as forms of travel or recreation

arrow NIHR funded studies on cycling

arrow Report 'Pedestrian and cyclist casualty trends in Scotland'

arrow Scottish Annual Cycling Monitoring Report 2017

arrow Spokes - the NHS Cycling Network

arrow Sustrans
Sustrans seeks to make contributions to assist in the development of all official policy and guidance relevant to walking, cycling and public transport.

arrow The Tour de France is coming to town … time to get on your bike
An article by Alan Taylor,University of Nottingham Physiotherapy Lecturer and ex-Tour of Britain rider.





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Integrated health & social care

arrow International Foundation for Integrated Care

arrow The IFIC (International Foundation for Integrated Care ) podcast

arrow BMJ collections 'Increasing the impact of health research through co-production of knowledge'

arrow King's Fund publication 'Integrated care systems explained: making sense of systems, places and neighbourhoods'

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arrow Alchemy for managers

arrow Charted Management Institute

arrow Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management

arrow Future Leaders Club

arrow Harvard Business Review

arrow Improvement Science Alert

arrow Institute of Leadership & Management - Leadership and management qualifications

arrow Introverted Leadership
A Toolkit for Introverted Leaders and their Coaches

arrow Knowledge Hub - a Bodleian Libraries weblog

This is a Bodleian Libraries weblog developed to be a source of and a direction to, information on leadership, talent management and coaching.

arrow Leadership and leadership development in health care: the evidence base

arrow MindTools

arrow NHS Leadership Academy

arrow NHS London Leadership Academy - leadership toolkit

arrow The Healthcare Leadership Model

arrow The King's Fund Leadership Development


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News Articles/Blogs

arrow ‘Four things we've learned about Long Covid' - article on BBC Scientifically

arrow 'Long Covid': Why are some people not recovering? - BBC News Article

arrow Article in The Guardian ‘Long Covid: overlap emerges with ME – including debate over treatment’

arrow The Effects of Long COVID: A Physician and Patient's Perspectives'

arrow When the Doctor Is a Covid ‘Long Hauler’'
By Shannon Gulliver Caspersen, M.D. , New York Times, Oct 21 2020

arrow The tragedy of the post-COVID “long haulers”'
By Anthony Komaroff, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Health Letter

Research evidence/Guidance

arrow NIHR alert 'Who is most at risk of long-COVID after a hospital admission for COVID-19?'

arrow Quick guides for occupational therapists: Occupational therapy and Long Covid

arrow 'Over 2 million adults in England may have had long COVID' - Imperial REACT

arrow NICE guideline - COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing the long-term effects of COVID-19

arrow NIHR Themed Review 'Living with COVID19'

arrow Public Health England Guidance: COVID-19: long-term health effects'

arrow Attributes and predictors of Long-COVID: analysis of COVID cases and their symptoms collected by the Covid Symptoms Study App

arrow NIHR alert 'Brain and nerve complications are more common than expected in younger patients with severe COVID-19'

arrow BMJ article '‘Long covid: Damage to multiple organs presents in young, low risk patients’

arrow 'Persistent symptoms after Covid-19: qualitative study of 114 “long Covid” patients and draft quality criteria for services'

arrow 'Clinical, virological and imaging profile in patients with Persistent or Resurgent forms of COVID-19: a cross-sectional study'

arrow ‘How and Why Patients Made Long Covid'
An paper detailing the origins and meaning of the term ‘Long-COVID'

arrow BMJ Editorials 'Neuropsychiatric complications of covid-19''

arrow 'Long-term Health Consequences of COVID-19', JAMA Network'

arrow Management of post-acute covid-19 in primary care'

arrow Medium- and long-term health sequelae of COVID-19'

arrow Coverscan study: Mapping how COVID-19 impacts the health of multiple organs

arrow National guidance for post-COVID syndrome assessment clinics

arrow Office for National Statistics - The prevalence of long COVID symptoms and COVID-19 complications

arrow Your COVID recovery guidance

arrow Guidance for healthcare professionals on return to work for patients with Long COVID

arrow Supporting staff recovering from long COVID
NHS Employers has produced guidance for organisations on how they can work with managers to support staff recovering from long COVID.

Useful Resources

arrow ‘Long COVID Support'
Long Covid Support is a UK-based patient-led organisation of people with Long Covid who are campaigning for research, rehabilitation and recognition of Long Covid.

arrow LongCOVIDSOS

arrow Post COVID-19 syndrome: What support can patients expect from their GP?
Patient Safety Learning and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has developed the short guide to help patients with post COVID-19 syndrome (also known as Long COVID) understand the support they can expect from their GP.

arrow RSM COVID-19 Series | Episode 43: Long COVID: Understanding the shadow of the virus'

arrow Long COVID film: Hands. Face. Space
This short film, produced by the Department of Health and Social Care, highlights the persisting symptoms many are experiencing following a COVID-19 infection.

arrow The NHS Innovation Accelerator COVID-19 response microsite '



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Mentoring & Coaching

arrow Alberta Mentoring Partnership

arrow Association for Coaching

arrow Connect Coaching & Mentoring (Republic of Ireland)

arrow European Mentoring & Coaching Council

arrow International Coach Federation

arrow London Leadership Academy Coaching and Mentoring

arrow London Deanery Coaching and Mentoring

arrow Mentorship for newly-appointed consultants: What makes it work?

arrow Mentorship for newly-appointed physicians: A strategy for enhancing patient safety

arrow Mentoring for NHS Doctors: Perceived benefits across the personal-professional interface

arrow North West mentoring scheme

arrow Oxford Brookes University Coaching and Mentoring Society

arrow Patient Safety in nursing education: Contexts, tensions and feeling safe to learn

arrow RRHEAL Distance Mentoring Guidelines

arrow Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh mentoring scheme

arrow The Forton Group

arrow The Performance Coach

arrow The Taos Institute

arrow the coaching academy

arrow 3D coaching

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Networks & networking

arrow The Strength of Weak Ties, a paper by Mark S. Granovetter

arrow Networks Leadership Summit VII
“If Networks are the answer what is the question: Rethinking networks”

arrow Network Toolkit
The resource is provided by NHSIQ and the University of Leeds and is free.

arrow Positively deviant networks: what are they and why do we need them?

arrow Re-examining the Paradox of Structure: A Child Health Network Perspective

arrow Souce4Networks


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Nurse, midwives & allied health professionals in clinical academic research

arrow Building a Research Career- a guide for aspiring clinical academics (excluding doctors and dentists) and their managers

arrow NIHR Mentorship handbook 'Mentorship For Health Research Training Fellows'

arrow Society of Radiographers funded Research Mentorship scheme

arrow The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Health Education England (HEE) ICA Mentorship and Outreach Programme

arrow The Researcher
The digital publication, created for health researchers by health researchers aims to raise awareness of research careers among nurses, midwives and allied health professionals

arrow Transforming healthcare through clinical academic roles in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions - A practical resource for healthcare provider organisations





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Patient and Public Involvement/Improving Patients Experience

arrow COVID-19 and Co-production in Health and Social Care Research, Policy and Practice Standards
Volume 1: The Challenges and Necessity of Co-production
Volume 2: Co-production Methods and Working Together at a Distance

arrow 4pi National Involvement Standards
The 4Pi National Involvement Standards have been
developed by the National Involvement Partnership
(NIP) project, a partnership of organisations hosted by
the National Survivor User Network (NSUN).

arrow Summary
arrow Full report
arrow Why Use 4Pi National Involvement Standards
arrow The Language of Mental Wellbeing
arrow The Service User Involvement in Health and Social Care Policy and Legislation

arrow An evaluation of a pilot project of Patient and Public Involvement in research at Parkinson’s UK

arrow A Roadmap for Patient + Family Engagement in Healthcare Practice and Research, Practical strategies for advancing engagement in healthcare

arrow Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety

arrow Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare: Engaging Patients in Communication at Transitions of Care

arrow Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS)

arrow Co-design in Healthcare
A report submitted to the Winston Churchill Fellowship Trust, May 2014. By Hilary Boyd, Project Manager – Co-design, Auckland District Health Board.

arrow DEEP Guides
DEEP guides aim to support the involvement of people with dementia.

arrow Development of New Models for Collection and Use of Patient Experience Information in the NHS

arrow Developing a patient and public involvement panel for quality improvement

arrow Dignified Revolution
An initiative launched in Wales in Jan 2008 to campaign for improving the care of older people in hospitals.

arrow European Patient Ambassador Programme (EPAP)
EPAP is a free online self-learning programme for anyone affected by a chronic condition, interested in patient representation and involvement.

arrow Experience-based co-design toolkit
This toolkit outlines a powerful and proven way of improving patients' experience of services, and helps you to understand how it can help you meet your aims.

arrow Expert patients
Reform publishes new research exploring how patients can be more engaged in their health and more involved in their healthcare. The report argues greater patient engagement could both improve outcomes and reduce costs.

arrow Exploring the challenge of health research priority setting in partnership: reflections on the methodology used by the James Lind Alliance Pressure Ulcer Priority Setting Partnership

arrow Evidence for person-centred care
National Voices has launched Evidence for Person Centred Care, which offers an easy digest of the best international evidence on ways to enhance person-centred care. .

arrow Evolving Practice
A new website provided by the Scottish Health Council which allows health professionals involved in patient focus and public involvement projects to share their experiences of Patient Focus and Public Involvement (PFPI) and to learn from initiatives from across the country.

arrow Gloustershire Clinical Commissioning Group Engagement and Experience

arrow Guide on improving patients' experience of cancer care
This introductory guide will help cancer teams and professionals at all levels within a Trust to drive continual improvement in patient experience, using tried and tested tools and techniques.

arrow Guide to Appraising Health Information
This Guide is about assessing the quality of information, and the processes used to develop it.

arrow Guide to Producing Health Information for Children and Young People
This resource, produced by PiF,aims to help anyone who communicates with children and young people about their health improve what they do, and shares practical advice as well as examples of current best practice in the field.

arrow Health Services Co-design: Working with patients to improve healthcare services.

It provides a range of flexible tools for working effectively with patients in service improvement work. While the focus is on patients themselves, the tools can be equally applied to other groups such as frontline staff, family/whanau, and carers.

arrow Healthwatch England
Healthwatch England is the national consumer champion in health and care.

arrow Help stop choking project, Belfast Health and Socia Care Trust

arrow healthtalksonline

arrow How to guidance, East Midlands Academic Health Science Network

arrow Improving healthcare through the use of co-design, New Zealand Medical Journal

arrow Institute for Patient and Family-Centered Care

arrow International Network for Public Involvement and Engagement in Health and Social Care Research

A national advisory group which aims to promote and support active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.

arrow Involvement4Access
A resource for the research community, which contains guidance and examples of best practice on how to engage and empower Patient Research Ambassadors.

arrow Involving People

arrow Involving service users and carer in your teaching and assuring quality in health information.
Self help Nottingham produced an online learning resource aimed primarily at lecturers.

arrow Judging and assuring quality in health information.
PiF has launched new web content on judging and assuring quality in health information.

arrow Living Well with Dementia: A Participation and Engagement Programme for People with Dementia and their Carers - Development and Evaluation Report

arrow National Council for Palliative Care
The only website dedicated to involvement in end of life care, provides resources for professionals and offers opportunities for people to get involved or share experiences of user involvement.

arrow NHS Leeds West CCG Patient Leader Programme

arrow NIHR Themed Review 'Improving Care by Using Patient Feedback'

arrow PACER (Patient and Community Engagement Research) Program
The PACER program works to create the partnerships and infrastructure needed to transform the role of patients and families in health and health culture experience.

arrow Paper 'Evaluation of public involvement in research: time for a major re-think?'

arrow Paper 'The significance of Health and Social Care Sector involvement for Scottish chronic pain patients'

arrow Patient

arrow Patient and public involvement in quality improvement

arrow Patients Association
The Patients Association is a long established independent charity for health and social care.

arrow Patient and Public Involvement: Resource for Researchers
Parkinson's UK has launched the resource as part of an on-going project to increase the support they provide for researchers to effectively involve the perspective of patients and carers in research.

arrow Patient Voice South
Patient Voice South offers support and networking opportunities for anyone promoting patient and public participation in the design and delivery of healthcare.

arrow PiF toolkit 'Creating health information that works'

arrow PiF TICK toolkit

arrow Patient and Family-Centred Care toolkit
In partnership with the Health Foundation, the King's Fund has launched a new online Patient and Family-Centred Care toolkit

arrow Patients as Partners

arrow Patient Opinion

arrow PiF's Learning Disabilities Resource List
PiF's Learning Disabilities Resource List collates research, guidance, best practice and further contact details.

arrow Person-centred care resource centre
The resource centre, launched by the Health Foundation, is designed to help healthcare professionals implement a more person-centred healthcare service, where people are supported to more effectively manage and make informed decisions about their own health and care.

arrow Personal Outcomes Collaboration
This site has been developed to bring together a range of resources to support the development and implementation of a personal outcomes approach in health and social care.

arrow Patient & Public Involvement Reading and Resources, Patient and Public Involvement Solutions Ltd

arrow Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - Patients and the public

arrow Smart Guides to Engagement
Originally aimed at CCGs, they will be of interest to anyone who would benefit from working more effectively with patients and the public. 

arrow Spreading change - A guide to enabling the spread of person- and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing

arrow The Point of Care Foundation
The Point of Care Foundation works to improve patients’ experience of care and increase support for the staff who work with them. 

arrow Think Local Act Personal: Ten Top Tips for Co-production

arrow User Involvement in Voluntary Organisations - Shared Learning Group
The User Involvement in Voluntary Organisations Shared Learning Group (UIVOSLG) aims to encourage shared learning about user and/or carer involvement between medium and large voluntary sector organisations working within the UK.

arrow User Involvement with the Macmillan Cancer Improvement Partnership
How to get involved with the Macmillan Cancer Improvement Partnership, ways to be involved and the type of support the programme can offer.

arrow Voices Scotland
The Voices Scotland programme is delivered by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS). It has built a national network of people affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions to help them have their say.

arrow Working Together: A toolkit for health professionals on how to involve the public
Developed by West of England Academic Health Science Network.

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Patients Safety

arrow BMJ Quality & Safety OPEN ACCESS supplement “knowledge for improvement”
The articles cover six major areas: the structure of improvement knowledge; discovering and defining sources of evidence; the social determinants of action; the importance of cross-disciplinary work; the challenges of professional education; and rethinking methods of inference.

arrow Canadian Patient Safety Institute: Engaging Patients in Patient Safety - a Canadian Guide

arrow E-learning for Harm Free Care
E-learning for Harm Free Care is part of an e-learning Department of Health programme which provides high quality content free of charge for the training of the NHS workforce across the UK.

arrow FallSafe falls prevention resources

arrow Global Patient Safety Alerts

arrow Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust: Patient Safety Card and Film Safety Collaborative Manual
Guy's and St Thomas' award-winning 'airline style' patient safety card is available for all NHS trusts as well as a short film, based on the safety card. The card and the video are intended to help patients stay safe while they are in hospital.

arrow Healthcare Quarterly, Patient Safety Papers

arrow Health Foundation's Patient Safety Resource Centre

arrow Health Foundation's Learning Report 'Continuous improvement of patient safety, The case for change in the NHS'

arrow Human Factors Scotland
Online resource and community of practice for healthcare Human Factors & Ergonomic

arrow JAMA article 'Deciphering harm measurement'

arrow Measurement and Monitoring of Safety Framework e-guide

arrow Patient Safety Learning

arrow Patient Safety and Quality - An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses

arrow Patient Safety Institute Canada - The Safety Competencies

arrow Patient Safety Institute Canada - the Canadian Disclosure Guidelines

arrow Patient Safety Institute Canada - Incident Analysis

arrow Patient Safety Institute Canada - Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety

arrow Patient Safety Institute Canada - Patient Safety and Incident Management Toolkit

arrow Patient Safety Toolkit for General Practice

arrow Paper 'What is preventable harm in healthcare? A systematic review of definitions'

arrow Root Cause Analysis - Department of Health, Government of Western Australia, Root Cause Analysis Form

arrow Root Cause Analysis - Building Patient Safety Skills, Common pitfalls when conducting a root cause analysis
This article presents common pitfalls when conducting a root cause analysis and although examples used relate to medication incidents the issues discussed are applicable to all types of incidents.

arrow Safety and Improvement Educational Resources: A toolkit for delivering safe, effective and person-centred care
This NHS Education for Scotland resource is available to Health and Social Care teams to help promote individual, collective and organisational learning. The main purpose of the tools and techniques described is to support everyday performance and wellbeing at work and help enhance the patient and client experience of care.

arrow The Joint Commission

arrow WHO Patient Safety


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Parkinson's Disease

arrow 'Experiences of people with Parkinson's disease and their views on physical activity interventions: a qualitative systematic review'

Resources from Parkinson's UK

Networking, learning and clinical tools

arrow UK Parkinson's Excellence Network - clinical tools, learning and networking for health and social care professionals

arrow Excellence Network learning hub

arrow Excellence Network monthly newsletter for health and social care professionals

arrow UK Parkinson's Audit (biannual)

arrow Medicines optimisation film

arrow Medicines optimisation consensus statement, including medicines optimisation audit template

arrow Signposting from diagnosis materials for professionals seeing newly diagnosed patients


Campaigning and reports

arrow Health and social care campaigns

arrow APPG Parkinson's Mental health report

arrow Report from Parkinson's UK 'Nobody really knows us - the state of health and social care for people with Parkinson’s-related dementia'


Research resources

arrow Recruit participants to your research study

arrow Getting support with Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)

arrow Research news

arrow Parkinson's UK research blog

arrow Research Funding




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Poverty & health

arrow An e-learning course on Child poverty and health

arrow 'A new measure of poverty for the UK'

The final report of the Social Metrics Commission

arrow  Cost of the School Day Toolkit

A new resource jointly launched by NHS Health Scotland and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland

arrow Improving Social Wellbeing in the City of London: reducing loneliness and building communities

arrow Keeping Us Well: How Non-health Charities address the social determinants of health

arrow National Statistics - Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland: 2015/16

arrow Poverty and child health: views from the frontline

arrow Samaritans' report Dying from Inequality

arrow Services for women experiencing multiple disadvantage in England and Wales: a National Overview

arrow State of Child Health Report

arrow The Impact of Homelessness on Health, A Guide for Local Authorities

arrow Time for change: an assessment of government policies on social mobility 1997 to 2017


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Prison & forensic health

arrow CLInKs
Clinks supports, represents and campaigns for the voluntary sector working with people ino contact with the criminal justice system in England and Wales

arrow Centre for Crime and Justice Studies

arrow The Military Human: Understanding Military Culture and Transition CPD Impact Report

arrow Launch of the Yorkshire and Humber Offender Health Research Community - event summary

arrow Prison and Offender Research in Social Care and Health Network

arrow Public health in prisons and other secure settings: contact Public Health England specialist leads

arrow Prison health: health and justice annual report Health England specialist leads, by Public Health England

arrow Seventh Report of Session 2016-17 from House of Commons Justice Committee: The treatment of young adults in the criminal justice system

arrow WHO Europe Prison Health Research & Engagement Network

arrow WHO and PHE Health and Justice International: Copenhagen conference






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Research into COVID-19

arrow ‘Long COVID Support'
Long Covid Support is a UK-based patient-led organisation of people with Long Covid who are campaigning for research, rehabilitation and recognition of Long Covid.

arrow UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19

arrow COVID-19 Oxford Vaccine Trial

arrow Health Research Authority (HRA) - Public involvement in COVID-19 research
New service to connect COVID-19 research teams with public involvement groups

arrow ISARIC (International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium) COVID-19 Clinical Research Resources

arrow Analysis 'Face masks for the public during the COVID-19 crisis'

arrow REACT-1 study of coronavirus transmission: June 2021 final results
REACT-1 is the largest population surveillance study being undertaken in England that examines the prevalence of the virus causing COVID-19 in the general population.

arrow 'RECOVERY trial finds aspirin does not improve survival for hospitalised COVID-19 patients'
















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Self-management of long-term conditions

arrow A practical guide to self-management support: Key components for successful implementation

arrow A rapid synthesis of the evidence on interventions supporting self-management for people with long-term conditions
Published in the NIHR Journals Library and featuring research commissioned by HS&DR, this study involved a rapid, systematic overview of the evidence on self-management support in people with 14 diverse, exemplar long term conditions.

arrow Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

arrow Coalition for Collaborative Care
The Coalition for Collaborative Care (C4CC) has people with long-term health conditions at the heart of its powerful alliance and brings together some of the sector's most influential national groups and organisations

arrow COSMIC resources
The Champion of Self Management has a remit to promote Self Management support and initiatives as forming an effective pathway of care for people living with long term conditions in Scotland.

arrow DH Policy Research Programme Research Initiative for people with Long term neurological conditions
This research programme has been initiated by The Department of Health to assist the implementation of the NSF.

arrow Improving Chronic Illness Care

arrow  Living well with dementia: A National Dementia Strategy Good Practice Compendium

arrow My Lungs My Life

arrow New tools for helping care for people with Long Term Conditions Diabetes

arrow Person-centred care around the world tool
This useful directory tool highlights the leading international centres working on similar aspects of person-centred care to the Health Foundation. The tool can help to identify person-centred care research, measurement and implementation 'hot spots' in different settings globally, enabling collaboration.

arrow Self Care Forum

arrow Top Tips for the Self Management of Lymphoedema

Materials from NIHR Showcase seminar on Self-Management, 13 April 2015, Glasgow Caledonian University

arrow PRISMS: Practical systematic Reviews in Self-Management Support
presentations by Professor Steph Taylor and Dr Gemma Pearce

arrow The 'Self-Man' Review: How effective, accessible & acceptable are self-management support interventions for men with long-term conditions?
presentation by Paul Galdas

arrow Can self-management support reduce health care utilisation without compromising patient outcomes?
presentation by Maria Panagioti and Peter Bower

arrow Research article 'The accessibility and acceptability of selfmanagement support interventions for men with long term conditions: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies'

arrow Research article 'The effectiveness of self-management support interventions for men with long-term conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis''

arrow Supporting self-management - A guide to enabling behaviour change for health and wellbeing using person- and community-centred approaches'


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Service Improvement among Allied Health Professionals

Materials from the AHP service improvement projects as part of the (English) Department of Health's Service Improvement Programme for AHPs

arrow AHPs Service Improvement Projects Poster
the poster summarizes some of the achievements of the AHP SIP

AHP service improvement projects final reports

arrow Self-referral to Physiotherapy with 'Same Day' Advice, Triage and Signposting
Project Lead: Navroz Amlani, Lincolnshire Community Health Services

arrow  Podiatry Department Ensuring the appropriate referral of diabetic patients to the podiatry department
Project Lead: Katie Ring, West Kent Community Health

arrow  Remodelling the provision of bathing assessments in Northumberland
Project Lead: Louise Lewis, Northumberland Care Trust

arrow  University Hospitals of Leicester: GP Direct Access in Orthotics
Project Lead: Julie Croysdale, University Hospitals of Leicester

arrow  Improve MSK Therapy Services by self referral, condition specific pathways and reduced waits
Project Lead: Patrick Harding, NHS Barnes

arrow  Warrington Acquired Brain Injury Team: Developing an integrated health and social care service for Acquired Brain Injury
Project Lead: Wendy Jolley, NHS Warrington

arrow  Early referral from Acute to Community Outreach Handover Visits for stroke patients with complex rehabilitation needs
Project Lead: Andrea Reid, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

arrow  Hampshire Community Health Care Children's Therapy Service ‘Parent Led' Therapy Service Improvement Project
Project Lead: Katie Linaker, Hampshire Community Health Care

arrow Wheel Chair Services
Project Lead: Tania Tulloch, North Yorkshire and York Community and Mental Health Services

arrow Increasing Social Inclusion for Disabled Children by Reducing Waiting Times for Wheelchair Service: Posture and Mobility Centre, Heywood Middleton and Rochdale Community Healthcare
Project Lead: Lindsay Thompson, Heywood Middleton and Rochdale Community Healthcare

arrow  Developing a Standard Wheelchair Service for Children Delivered Close to Home by Local Clinicians in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Project Lead: Alison Roberts-Davies, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly NHS

arrow  Improving access times to occupational therapy services for children and young people to achieve the 18 week RTT
Project Lead: Julie Brotherton, Coventry Community Health Services

arrow Adding Value to the Occupational Therapy Care Pathway for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
Project Lead: Jenny Berry, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

arrow Improving access, increasing equity and decreasing duplication for children, young people and their families through integrated Occupational Therapy practice
Project Lead: Caroline Hart, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust and Hertfordshire County Council

arrow  Derby and Derbyshire Physical Literacy Project
Project Lead: Kathryn Hughes, NHS Derby City

arrow  Level 4 Paediatric Weight Management Service
Project Lead: Janice Clarke, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

arrow  Transforming the care pathway for childhood obesity services in South West Essex
Project Lead: Melody Williams, South West Essex PCT

arrow Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service
Project Lead: Jane Poupart, West kent Community Health

arrow Developing a Preventative Pathway for School-Aged Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
Project Leads: Janet Harrison, Deanne Rennie, Leicester Community Health Service

arrow Improving the child and family's experience of a paediatric speech and language therapy service
Project Lead: Jane Speake, Cambridge Community Services

arrow Children's Scoliosis Service
Project Lead: Heather McDowell, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

arrow To eliminate unnecessary delays in the safe transfer of care of patients from acute therapy teams to community services by improving the quality of information flow
Project Lead: Jill Foreman, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust

arrow Improving the patient journey through the specialist tertiary adolescent chronic fatigue service back to primary and secondary care
Project Lead: Catherine Carey, University College Hospitals NHS Trust

arrow Central Referral Management and Booking
Project Lead: Lorraine Tostevin, County Durham and Darlington Community Health Services

arrow Primary Care Brief Intervention Physiotherapy Pain Programme
Project Lead: Liz Paddock, Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust

arrow To develop the competencies and skills of the Allied Health Support Workers to assist in reducing waiting times for Physiotherapy Out-Patient Services activity across the Heart Of England Foundation Trust
Project Lead: Julie Hunter, Heart of England Foundation Trust

arrow Self Referral to Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal Conditions: initially with Drayton Practice, then with a view to extend across Portsmouth’s remaining 28 practices
Project Lead: Joanna Robinson, Solent NHS Trust

Materials from Phase 1 of the AHP service improvement project

arrow AHP Service Improvement Project - the story so far

Materials from Allied Health Professions Service Improvement Projects Phase 1 Regional Events

arrow Regional Event Agenda
arrow Spotlight on Service Improvement
arrow Getting the most from the day
arrow Learning set A Turning data into knowledge and action resource pack
arrow Learning set B Project management resource pack
arrow Learning set C Process and service redesign
arrow Learning set D Impact and influence resource pack
arrow Learning set E Capturing and sharing learning resource pack
arrow Capturing lessons learned handout

AHP Service Improvement Case Studies

arrow AHP Service Improvement in York Hospitals Trust
Two service improvement projects in York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are working towards integrated physiotherapy and occupational therapy services, and have already significantly improved access to services.

Links to other resources

arrow The NHS quality, innovation, productivity and prevention challenge: an introduction for clinicians
This booklet has been published to support clinical teams and NHS organisations to meet the quality and productivity challenge and provides ways in which NHS clinicians can all get involved in shaping the response locally. 

arrow How-to Guide: Multidisciplinary Rounds
Developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA). This guide describes the key components of multidisciplinary rounds, potential impact on outcomes, examples of success, and tips for successful implementation.

arrow Early Implementation of AHP Career Framework using The Calderdale Framework
A report by Rachael Smith and Jayne Duffy, Calderdale Framework Project Leads, Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

arrow AHP CPD Resource
Developed by NHS Scotland. This resource aims to ensure that all AHPs are equipped with knowledge and tools that will enable them to demonstrate their fitness to practice electronically.

arrow Improvement Network
Free improvement tools available from the Improvement Network, which are accessible to public sector managers and practitioners across health, local government and police sectors. The tools cover a range of 16 topics including communication, change management and partnership working.

arrow AHP QIPP Toolkits
The Strategic Health Authority AHP Leads for England have worked with NHS London who compiled the AHP QIPP Toolkits. These are designed to help commissioners design services that are of high quality whilst reducing cost. .

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Substance Misuse & Addictions

arrow Drug and Alcohol Findings

arrow Alcohol, drugs and tobacco: commissioning support pack

Public Health England has produced a commissioning support pack to help local authorities to develop joint strategic needs assessment and local joint health and wellbeing strategies that effectively address public health issues relating to alcohol, drug and tobacco use.

Special Interest Group: Drug/Illicit Substance misuse

arrow Substance misuse and treatment in adults: statistics 2016 to 2017
National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) annual publication of alcohol and drug treatment activity statistics for adults in England.

Special Interest Group: Tobacco addiction/smoking

arrow Cancer Research UK's e-cigarette hub
Cancer Research UK has recently created an information hub all about e-cigarettes for health professionals, in particular practice nurses, GPs, pharmacists and dentists.

arrow Health matters: tobacco and alcohol CQUIN
This professional resource focuses on preventing ill health caused by tobacco and alcohol use and makes the case for why NHS providers should implement the 'Screening and brief advice for tobacco and alcohol use in inpatient settings' Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN).

arrow Health matters: Stopping smoking - what works?

arrow Report 'Quit success rates in England 2007-2017'
By Jamie Brown, Robert West, University College London, UK

arrow Smokefree

Special Interest Group: Alcohol

arrow Alcohol Research UK

arrow No Wrong Door: Capability Framework For Co-Occurring Mental Health And Alcohol/Drug Conditions

arrow Report 'Addressing ageism and age discrimination in alcohol policy, practice and research'

arrow SIGN Guideline on Fetal alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) practice and research

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Sustainablity in health & social care

arrow Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) is a charity that explores methodologies and metrics that can help to transform models of care.

arrow Committe on Climate Change
Committee on Climate Change provides Independent advice to UK government on building a low-carbon economy and preparing for climate change

arrow Green Impact
This National Union of Students (NUS) scheme gives you a structured way of making real, visible change every yearly cycle, whatever your starting point.

arrow Green Impact for Health
This is the RCGP version written by GPs for general practices of the NUS Green Impact toolkit

arrow Greenspace and Health Strategic Framework for Edinburgh & Lothians

arrow Intergovernmental Panel on Change Climate
Intergovernmental Panel on Change Climate (IPCC) is the international body for assessing the science related to climate change.

arrow NHS Scotland Global Health

arrow Planetary Health Alliance
Planetary Health Alliance is a consortium of over 120 dedicated universities, NGOs, government entities, research institutes, and other partners around the world committed to advancing planetary health.

arrow Sustainable Development Unit
Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) is funded by NHS England and Public Health England to work across the NHS, public health and social care system to embed and promote the three elements of sustainable development - environmental, social and financial.

arrow UCL Institute for Global Health
UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH) is a centre of research and teaching excellence in global health.

arrow UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
UK Health Alliance on Climate Change (UKHACC) is an alliance of health organisations, including many Medical and Nursing Royal Colleges, Faculties of Health, the British Medical Association, the British Medical Journal, and the Lancet.

arrow WONCA Global Family Doctor Environment Working Group
WONCA Global Family Doctor environment working group fosters the role of family doctors in protecting the health of their patients and communities from the impacts of environmental hazards and environmental degradation, and to promote healthy and sustainable societies at the local and global level.

arrow The Greener Practice national and local networks

arrow Greener Allied Health Professional hub
The Chief Allied Health Professions Officer has launched the ‘Greener AHP Hub' to help allied health professionals (AHPs) support the Greener NHS ambitions.

arrow Greener NHS bulletin
The Greener NHS bulletin is for anyone who would like to know more about the progress we are making towards our net zero ambition and how to get involved in building a greener NHS.

arrow Report 'Delivering a ‘Net Zero’ National Health Service'
This report provides a detailed account of the NHS' modelling and analytics underpinning the latest NHS carbon footprint, trajectories to net zero and the interventions required to achieve that ambition.



arrow Guidance 'Preparation and planning for emergencies: responsibilities of responder agencies and others'

arrow IPBES Global Assessment Summary for Policymakers (PDF)'

arrow IPCC Special Report 'Global Warming of 1.5 ºC Summary for Policymakers'

arrow The UK's Committee on Climate Change report 'Net Zero – The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming


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arrow Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
CRD undertakes reviews of research about the effects of interventions used in health and social care. The centre maintains various databases, provides and enquiry services and disseminates results of research to NHS decision makers.

arrow Digital Leadership in London's NHS

arrow Health Protection Agency: Rapid Review Panel
The panel provides a prompt assessment of new and novel equipment, materials, and other products or protocols that may be of value to the NHS in improving hospital infection control and reducing hospital acquired infections.

arrow Innov-age
Innov-age is a free quarterly magazine focusing on new developments for the care of older people, investment and research in health and nursing care, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice for older people.

arrow NIHR Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Co-operative
Devices for Dignity (D4D) Healthcare Technology Co-operative is a national initiative funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to drive forward innovative new products, processes and services to help people living with long term conditions.

arrow QIPP Digital Initiatives Map and Register
The QIPP digital technology team has published an interactive map to help share innovation within the NHS

arrow The Cochrane Collaboration
Improving healthcare decision-making globally, through systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions, published in The Cochrane Library.

arrow TITCH

TITCH is a national healthcare technology network that is dedicated to the development of technology solutions to help improve children's healthcare.

arrow TRUSTECH - The North West NHS Innovation Service


Special Interest Group: Computational Neurology

arrow RSmith L (2015) Why sharing matters for electrophysiological data analysis. Brain Research Bulletin 119:145-149

arrow Presentation of UK Neuroinformatics activities

arrow UK Node of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF)

arrow International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF)


Special Interest Group: Regenerative Medicine

arrow REGenableMED
REGenableMED is an ESRC-funded project examining the dynamics of innovation within the field of regenerative medicine.

arrow Regenerative medicine in the United Kingdom, Clinical Delivery, Policy Briefing February 2017

arrow Regenerative medicine in the United Kingdom, Manufacturing, Policy Briefing October 2016

arrow Regenerative medicine in the United Kingdom, Reimbursement, Policy Briefing April 2016

arrow Summary report on the final conference of the ESRC REGenableMED project

Special Interest Group: Telehealth, telemedicine

arrow A systematic review of the use of telehealth in speech, language and hearing sciences

arrow Case study of Appetree Medical Centre

arrow Evidence for Supported Self Care at Scale, A population approach to evaluating technology enabled support for long term condition management

arrow RCGP Learning - Telehealth, telemedicine and telecare: an introduction to "TECS"

arrow The Buckinghamshire remote therapy project

arrow The digital patient: transforming primary care? and hearing sciences - a report from Nuffield Trust

arrow The Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

Special Interest Group: The user of social media

arrow Aye Mind
Aye Mind set about improving mental health and wellbeing of young people by making better use of the Internet, social media and mobile technologies.

arrow Beyond Peer Support: Twitter and Perinatal Mental Health Mind

arrow Healthcare Social Media Research - #hcsmR

arrow Healthcare Sogcial Media Toolkit
Skills for Health has launched a comprehensive social media toolkit packed full of sector-specific insight, advice and best practice on how to use social media effectively.

arrow Health and Care Professions Council Guidance on Social Media

arrow #NotWithoutMe
The Carnegie Trust UK is working with four innovative projects that are addressing and testing solutions to digital inclusion challenges facing vulnerable young people aged 12-25

arrow Online support: investigating the role of public online forums in mental health
This report was written by the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos in partnership with The King's Fund.

arrow #ScotPublicHealth - Bringing together Scottish Public Health on social media

arrow #StatusOfMind
This report, published by theRoyal Society for Public Health and the Young Health Movement, examines the positive and negative effects of social media on young people's health.

arrow Storify

arrow Twitter Guide for Health Care Professionals

arrow Twitterversity
The website provides guides for beginners to expert users of twitter and also information on twitter chats and chat communities for nurses, pharmacists and AHPs.

Special Interest Group: AI in health care

arrow Big data, qualitative style: a breadth-and-depth method for working with large amounts of secondary qualitative data

arrow PLOS Medicine edition on Machine Learning


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