Library sample questions

Below are some examples of recent questions answered by our Information and Library Service.

Statistical information: How many carers are there aged 18-30 in the UK?

The most up-to-date statistic for this is from the NHS Information Centre, published in December 2010. In their survey on carers in households, they have the figure down as 3,100 for the age group 16-24 and 3,900 for 25-34 – unfortunately this is a little beyond the age range, but it should gives some idea of numbers. Source: Table 2.1 in the Survey of Carers in Households 2009/10

NHS funding: An overview of how funding works in general in the NHS and how it works in relation to cancer services

Regarding NHS funding in general, The King's Fund recently published:

Academic pieces tend to be quite specific, around areas such as cancer drugs and learning disabilities, for example. It might be best to browse through the following search ('NHS' and 'funding') from our library database to see what is relevant.

Other publications you might be interested in are:

Transfer of community services: Information on how mental health foundation trusts re-position themselves in the context of community services

Our publication Mental health and the productivity challenge discusses the role mental health trusts can play in supporting the wider health service and also includes a number of relevant case studies. This report was written in conjunction with The Centre for Mental Health. They have since produced a briefing for community groups