Type of Report: Analysis






Exploring Mental Health Inpatient Capacity

The pressure on mental health inpatient services in England is growing, and the impact of this pressure on people who use these services and on clinical staff cannot be underestimated. Staff working in mental health units want to deliver safe and effective services for patients, but these aims are severely challenged when wards are fully occupied. The use of inappropriate out of area placements means that individuals are separated from their families and social networks for the duration of their inpatient care. Of even more concern is that people who have received inpatient care out of...


Date Published: 6th November 2019
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Getting the Special out of Specials

It is well rehearsed that individual special schools have a considerable bank of knowledge and practice in improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND and that this is of value to the wider education sector – including other special schools, mainstream and alternative provision.   This short report reflects a wider piece of work called getting the special out of special schools which looks at how collaboration between special and mainstream schools can improve outcomes for all children and young people and was part funded by NASS to look at how the innovation potential might be released from...


Date Published: 4th October 2019
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How Robots Change the World

Over the past decade, a robotics revolution has captured the world’s imagination. As their capabilities expand, so does the rate at which industries purchase and install these increasingly intelligent machines. Since 2010, the global stock of industrial robots has more than doubled—and innovations in engineering and machine learning portend an accelerated adoption of robots in service sector occupations over the next five years.   This report sheds new light on both the current impact of robots on manufacturing jobs around the world and the potential for robots to transform the much larger (but as-yet far less automated) global services sector....


Date Published: 26th June 2019
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