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This paper reports the findings of an evaluation of the 'Housing Support, Outreach and Referral' service developed to support people living with HIV who were homeless or at risk of homelessness. The service was set up as part of the Supporting People Health Pilot programme established to demonstrate the policy links between housing support services and(More)
This paper offers a unique insight into the factors affecting the functioning of the Nurse Executive Director(s) and their views on the realities of nursing management in the new National Health Service in England. It is based on the findings of the Exploring New Roles in Practice (ENRiP) project which was carried out for the Department of Health. As part(More)
This article reports the results of a review of the research evidence related to joint working in the field of adult health and social care services in the UK. It explores whether recent reforms to joint working have met the objectives set by policy-makers. The review followed an established methodology: electronic databases were searched using(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have suggested that job dissatisfaction is a major factor influencing nurses' and occupational therapists' intention to leave their profession. It has also been related to turnover of qualified nurses. However, literature relating to these factors among nurses and professions allied to medicine in innovative roles is scarce. AIMS This(More)
OBJECTIVES To increase understanding about how evaluations of health policy initiatives are commissioned, conducted and used. METHODS A mapping exercise was conducted to identify evaluation of initiatives promoted by the White Paper 'Our health, our care, our say' in the English NHS. All evaluations were subjected to critical appraisal and 21 were(More)
Knowledge exchange in health-care commissioning: case studies of the use of commercial, not-for-profit and public sector agencies, 2011–14 Lesley Wye,1* Emer Brangan,1 Ailsa Cameron,2 John Gabbay,3 Jonathan Klein4 and Catherine Pope5 1Centre for Academic Primary Care, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK 2School for(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify reasons why eligible families are not accessing free 'Healthy Start' vitamin supplementation (providing vitamins A, C and D) in England. DESIGN Qualitative study using in-depth interviews. SETTING 13 primary care trusts in England. PARTICIPANTS Purposive sample of 15 Healthy Start coordinators, 50 frontline health and children's(More)
PURPOSE This paper reports the findings of the evaluation of the Supporting People Health Pilots programme, which was established to demonstrate the policy links between housing support services and health and social care services by encouraging the development of integrated services. The paper highlights the challenges of working across housing, health and(More)
The nature of the professional task in welfare services is constantly changing. These changes are not confined to Britain but are widespread across the developed world and include initiatives to develop new professional roles and redesign existing services. Central to these initiatives is an assumption that the professions, and the individual professionals(More)