Young Minds and the National Autistic Society launched a March 2017 campaign to improve the rights of young people in inpatient units. The campaign called for NHS England to adopt the Always Charter, which set out twelve rights that young people in inpatient units and their families should always have.
The Department of Health published the guidance Social Work: Essential to Integration in March 2017.
Time to Change launched a February 2017 campaign to show he easy ways anyone can step in and support a friend by being in their corner.
Citizens Advice Cymru published a report, ‘Work and health in Wales’, in February 2017. The report says that people of working age with disabilities or long term health conditions are also much less likely to be in work than those without disabilities or health conditions.
Responses to a consultation on proposals to further extend charging for overseas visitors and migrants who use the NHS; including the Royal College of Nursing, the TUC, and the Race Equality Foundation. The Government responded in February 2017.
Age UK published a summary of their index of wellbeing in later life in February 2017. The report identified a wellbeing gap across health, engagement, education and resources for those aged 60+.
Iyiola Solanke, Research Network member and Professor of European Law and Social Justice at the University of Leeds launched a new book on anti-discrimination law in January 2016.
The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness was launched in January 2017. It aims to start a national conversation about the scale and impact of loneliness in the UK.
Dame Christine Lenehan published a review into what practical action could be taken to co-ordinate care, support and treatment for children and young people with complex needs in January 2017.
The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) published their report into bridging the gap between mental and physical healthcare in general hospitals in January 2017. This report explored the quality of care received by patients presenting with co-existing mental and physical health conditions.