Resources: Rapid review

Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s – a summary

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A summary to support responses to the green paper The Cabinet Office and Department of Health and Social Care are seeking views on proposals to help people live healthier, happier lives for longer. Healthy London Partnership has undertaken a rapid analysis to summarise the proposals to support responses from partners and colleagues. The detailed commitments […]

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Demand management for mental health crisis


This rapid review looks at crisis services present in London and across the country that have demonstrated success in providing individuals with timely and effective care and support, over and above A&E departments and Health Based Place of Safety sites. Information included aims to support local areas that are  looking more broadly at crisis care […]

Managing demand through channel shift


 A summary of the recommended interventions identified in NHS England’s Consolidated Channel Shift Model.  In February 2017, NHS England published a suite of urgent and emergency care interventions called the Consolidated Channel Shift Model. This is a model designed for system leaders to respond to increasing demand in health and care. It will be of […]

Referral management centres, services and peer review


This review focuses on both referral management centres and varying referral services in general with a focus on referral peer review. Case studies from across the country have been identified and summarised providing a broad range of examples for the CCG to examine. The document looks at case studies and provides their key quantified impact where possilbe or notes […]

The Nuffield Trust’s 12 best reads of 2016


In 2016, we saw Brexit commence, sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) introduced, record provider deficits and the junior doctors’ strike. The Nuffield Trust has suggested that these are turbulent times and provided a list of the key documents that offer insight for the past year. The Nuffield Trust have compiled their best six long reads and […]

Patient co-production and design


A rapid review of the evidence relating to approaches and methodologies of patient co-production and design. Co-production means delivering public services in an equal and reciprocal relationship between professionals, people using services, their families and their neighbours. When activities are co-produced in this way, both services and neighbourhoods become far more effective agents of change. Six elements […]

Enablement approaches in mental health


Can enablement in mental health shift settings of care, improve outcomes and create cost savings within the system? The purpose of the rapid review was to explore available literature on enablement and identify if this approach has been found to shift settings of care, improve outcomes and create cost savings within the system. The search also aimed […]

New models of care (vanguards)


Preferences and health needs have changed over recent decades and in order to remain sustainable, the NHS must adapt accordingly. Desktop research was conducted to identify key publications and literature relevant to the topic which was then summarised to provide context and background. These are followed by five vanguard examples and four case studies from […]

Digital medical IT and healthcare improvement


How can digital medical information technologies be successfully introduced to enable effective health care improvement? This review looks at how digital medical information technologies across primary, community, acute, physical/mental and social care settings can be successfully introduced to enable effective healthcare improvement for professionals and patients. Behaviour change was included within the context of the research. […]

MDTs and population segments


This rapid review looks at evidence of how to effectively implement multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) focused on population segments. It considers implications specifically for workforce, technology, and patient experience and outcomes. Literature reviews and case studies are listed with their key impact or finding. Key findings of the review include: The most common method of segmenting the […]