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Publications 

Our extensive publishing programme aims to keep members up to date on key health policy areas, and to generate debate about the issues that matter to them.

Read more about the types of publication we provide and how to order print copies. Most of our publications are available to members in this online library free of charge.

See below for the most recent ones, and use the links on the left to access the full range.  

Two sides of the same coin

Two sides of the same coin: Balancing quality and finance to deliver greater

Date: 16/4/2014

A crucial issue facing the NHS today is how the health service can balance the imperative to provide better care with the need to reduce costs overall. more

The future of mental health

#MHN2014: The future of mental health

Date: 26/3/2014

This paper discusses what these challenges might mean for the future of our nation’s mental health. more

Ripping off the sticking plaster: Whole-system solutions for urgent and emergency care

Ripping off the sticking plaster: Whole-system solutions for urgent and emergency care

Date: 10/3/2014

Mounting pressures on England’s urgent and emergency care services have been well documented in local and national media over recent months. more

Welsh confed annual review 2013/14

Welsh NHS Confederation annual review 2013/14

Date: 28/2/2014

As Health Boards and NHS Trusts across Wales face significant financial pressures and increased demands, the Welsh NHS Confederation continues to support members to deliver high quality services that are effective, efficient and safe. more

Conffederasiwn GIG Cymru'n Adolygiad Blynyddol 2013/14

Date: 28/2/2014

Wrth i Fyrddau Iechyd ac Ymddiriedolaethau’r GIG ledled Cymru wynebu pwysau ariannol sylweddol a chynnydd yn y galw, mae Conffederasiwn GIG Cymru yn parhau i gynorthwyo aelodau i gyflenwi gwasanaethau o ansawdd uchel. more

Violence and health and wellbeing boards

Violence and health and wellbeing boards: a practical guide for health and wellbeing boards

Date: 25/2/2014

As well as the personal cost, violent incidents, including gang and youth violence, violence against women and children, domestic violence, sexual violence and elder abuse, impose a considerable financial burden on local healthcare systems. more

Mental health and crisis care

Mental health and crisis care

Date: 18/2/2014

The Concordat is a commitment from national organisations to work together to support local systems to achieve systematic and continuous improvements in crisis care for people with mental health problems across England. more

Key facts and trends in mental health - 2014 update

Key facts and trends in mental health - 2014 update

Date: 21/1/2014

We have updated our 2011 factsheet, reflecting new figures, statistics and resources. more

From Rhetoric to Reality – NHS Wales in 10 years’ time

From Rhetoric to Reality – NHS Wales in 10 years’ time

Date: 16/1/2014

“The NHS must change or die by 2020.” That is the message from Professor Sir Mansel Aylward, chair of the Bevan Commission. more

O Rethreg i Realaeth – GIG Cymru mewn 10 mlynedd

O Rethreg i Realaeth – GIG Cymru mewn 10 mlynedd

Date: 16/1/2014

“Mae’n rhaid i’r GIG newid neu farw erbyn 2020.” Dyna neges yr Athro Syr Mansel Aylward, cadeirydd Comisiwn Bevan. more

Mental health and community services

Mental health and community services

Date: 12/12/2013

This Briefing explores the opportunities and good practice currently developing in ‘combined’ or ‘integrated’ trusts, as well as the challenges. more

EU funding for research and innovation 2014-2020: Seizing the opportunities for NHS organisations

EU funding for research and innovation 2014-2020: Seizing the opportunities for NHS organisations

Date: 10/12/2013

This briefing gives an overview of Horizon 2020 and of the opportunities it offers to the NHS. more

Challenging bureaucracy

Challenging bureaucracy

Date: 19/11/2013

In February 2013, the Secretary of State for Health commissioned the NHS Confederation to complete a review of the bureaucratic burdens on providers of NHS care from national bodies. more

Lessons from Europe: the value of tariff redesign

Lessons from Europe: the value of tariff redesign

Date: 23/10/2013

Payment mechanisms can be a powerful lever for strengthening healthcare delivery – driving quality and efficiency gains. more

Lessons from Europe: assuring quality through regulation

Lessons from Europe: assuring quality through regulation

Date: 23/10/2013

The systems designed to assure the quality of care in England are under intense scrutiny following serious failures of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust between 2005 and 2008. more

New EU law on mobility of health professionals across Europe

New EU law on mobility of health professionals across Europe

Date: 7/10/2013

An EU agreement on the revised text was reached in summer 2013. more

Health on the high street: rethinking the role of community pharmacy

Health on the high street: rethinking the role of community pharmacy

Date: 2/10/2013

This paper discusses how best public health services might be commissioned from community pharmacy within the new system architecture. more

EU public procurment

New EU Directive on public procurement

Date: 30/9/2013

This briefing provides an overview of key aspects of the new EU public procurement Directive and its implications for the health service. more

Good practice in joint health and wellbeing strategies: a self-evaluation tool for health and wellbeing boards

Good practice in joint health and wellbeing strategies: a self-evaluation tool for health and wellbeing boards

Date: 30/9/2013

This practical self-evaluation tool is designed to provide guidance on good practice in planning, developing and delivering joint health and wellbeing strategies, based around key questions to consider and top tips on approaches that might be taken. more

Smoking and mental health

Smoking and mental health

Date: 14/9/2013

Tobacco smoking is the main cause of preventable and premature deaths in the UK. People with mental illness are more likely to smoke heavily than the general population. more

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