Reports and publications

All the latest reports and publications can be found in this section. You can also search the publications archive if you’re looking for an older document.

Nutrient analysis of biscuits, buns and processed foods

The results of two surveys have been published as part of the Department’s rolling programme of nutrient analysis. In the first survey foods analysed included biscuits, buns, cakes, pastries, tarts, fruit pies and doughnuts. Samples purchased during September and December 2008 were analysed… Read more →Nutrient analysis of biscuits, buns and processed foods

NHS staff management and health service quality

Independent researchers at Aston Business School have produced a report based on the wealth of data contained in NHS staff survey results. They analysed how, over time, the experience of NHS staff at work links with performance measures that illustrate the… Read more →NHS staff management and health service quality

The health-related harms of drugs

The health harms arising from licit and illicit substance use and misuse are wide-ranging and vary depending on the substance used and the pattern and context of their use, but it is well established that their use represents a major public health… Read more →The health-related harms of drugs

Accident and Emergency provisional quality indicators

A new report sets out data coverage, data quality and performance information for the following five Accident & Emergency (A&E) indicators: Left department before being seen for treatment rate Re-attendance rate Time to initial assessment Time to treatment Total time in… Read more →Accident and Emergency provisional quality indicators

Health visitor return to practice framework

In February 2011, the Government made a firm commitment to increase the health visitor workforce by 4,200 by 2015. This will be implemented through the Health Visiting Implementation Programme, which aims to deliver a new service vision for improving the health and… Read more →Health visitor return to practice framework

Mobile health worker project progress report

The mobile health worker project set out to capture quantifiable evidence to support the case for investment in the use of mobile devices in clinical care. Led by the National Clinical Lead for Mobile Solutions, a team of technical and… Read more →Mobile health worker project progress report

NHS bursary scheme 12th edition

The 12th edition of the NHS bursary scheme has been published. The bursary scheme provides financial support to pre-registration healthcare students, including nurses, midwives, some allied health professionals and, in their later years, medical and dental students. This document sets… Read more →NHS bursary scheme 12th edition