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Research and resources round-up 7 DecemberResearch and resources round-up 7 December

The CQC have published an interim report on the use of Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report finds that there is evidence that DNACPR decisions may have been made inappropriately at the start of the pandemic and there is a risk that some inappropriate DNACPRs may remain in place. Care providers are encouraged to assure themselves that any DNACPRs have been made in discussion with the person involved, and in line with legal requirements and best practice.

The Coronavirus APPG has published an interim report, following its review of the actions the UK Government can take to manage the pandemic. Amongst other things, the APPG has called for "equality of pay, training, career development and workforce planning between the social care sector and the NHS".

The King's Fund have published "What does the autumn 2020 Spending Review mean for health and care?"  

The Good Things Foundation have published a report on Digital Inclusion in Health and Care, amongst other things this highlights the lower levels of access to digital health resources for older adults and the potential benefits of their inclusion.

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