Women’s health is one of the most political issues of our time. Much like the rest of society, health systems have been created by men for men – and women have been left to fit around the edges. Despite incredible medical advances across the world for women, they remain infantilised and controlled by patriarchal health systems. PPP’s international report, chaired by Dame Clare Gerada and Dame Lesley Regan, will change this narrative.
Join us to round off International Women’s Week on the 11th March 2022 to delve deeper into the report’s findings – as we challenge the status quo and put wo
At the launch of Public Policy Projects' first international women’s health report, this webinar will examine how societies have got it so badly wrong when it comes to inequalities within women’s health, and what can be done to fix it.
Join us as we present alongside the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women where we will be launching PPP’s first international women’s health report A Woman’s Health Agenda: Redressing the Balance. The reproductive challenges faced by a white woman in the UK are vastly different to her Punjabi counterpart in Pakistan. Equally, the challenge of cervical can
Nadia Leake and Rachel Collum discuss the need for Family Integrated Care (FIcare) in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). FIcare is an approach that facilitates parents to be primary caregivers to their child while they are in NICU, allowing them to love and nurture their child. For it to work well, it requires a culture in the hospital that encourages bonding and family.
Nadia and Rachel discuss their own experiences of FIcare, and of units where it has not yet been fully developed, and underline how the approach enables families to bond and supports better outcomes for premature babie
Key results of this survey include:
66% of homecare providers who responded are now having to refuse new requests for home care.
43% of care home providers are closing to new admissions.
21% of providers of homecare are handing back existing care packages.
an 18% vacancy rate and 14% absence rate amongst providers who responded, as a result of the Omicron variant (overall a shortage of around a third of all staff, on average, across the survey).
The authors highlight key progress at a system level:
There have been independent reviews of everyone who was found in segregation in the initial review.
In July 2021, the government published its new ‘National Strategy for autistic children, young people and adults’. The strategy contains the government’s vision for autistic people and their families across six priority areas including tackling health and care inequalities for autistic people, building the right support in the community and supporting people in inpatient care.
NHS England is carrying out a review of advoca
This free online event showcases two different case studies of coproduction within the system.
These regular events shine a light on the art of the possible in relation to co-production and demonstrate what can be achieved when we work together with people with lived experience. Presenters will showcase their work, co-presented with people with lived experience.
One of this month's presentations will be given by Gill Phillips, creator of the Whose Shoes? approach to coproduction, with Florence Wilcock, consultant obstetrician.
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Key recommendations of the report include:
The Department of Health and Social Care should work with NHS England to produce a broader national health and care recovery plan that goes beyond the elective backlog to emergency care, mental health, primary care, community care and social care. This should be completed by April 2022 and must also set out a clear vision for what ‘success’ in tackling the backlog will look like to patients. In setting those metrics for success, the plan must take account of the risk that a reliance on numerical targets alone will deprioritise key services and
A Royal College of Nursing (RCN) surveillance project estimates that there are 100,000 sharps injuries each year in the UK, making sharps or needlestick injuries one of the most common safety incidents in healthcare. If a contaminated needle or other medical instrument penetrates the skin of another person, there is a serious risk that it will transmit bloodborne viruses and infections, including HIV and hepatitis. The European Biosafety Network reports that the situation has been made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in an average 23% increase in incidents across five European cou