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Annual review 2013-14: a year of putting patients first

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 11:59

NHS England -
This review takes a look at some of NHS England's highlights over the last year and includes real life case studies which show how patients have been put first.

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Public land, public good: getting maximum value from public land and property

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 11:41

Localis -
This report highlights the potential for public land and assets to be used for developing new housing, reshaping public services, and boosting local economies. It found that councils are reacting to ongoing austerity by acting more like property developers, moving away from selling buildings and land for one-off capital receipts, and instead looking to redevelop assets to derive revenue income from them that they can use to help support public services.

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Euro diabetes index 2014

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 11:31

Health Consumer Powerhouse -
This report reveals where there has been improvement or standstill in the development of diabetes care in 30 countries. It concludes that while European diabetes care has developed, saving 10,000 lives every year, speedy improvement is critical to meet the growth of diabetes.

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Smart governance for health and well-being: the evidence

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 11:18

World Health Organization Europe -
This study tracks recent innovations to address the priority determinants of health and categorizes them into five strategic approaches to smart governance for health. It relates the emergence of joint action by the health and non-health sectors, public and private actors and citizens.

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Comparing lean and quality improvement

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 15:59

Institute for Health Improvement (IHI) - 
This white paper discusses the relationship between quality improvement and lean and how either or both could best be utilised to improve care systems.

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Local action on health inequalities

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 15:43

UCL Institute of Health Inequity - 
This series of evidence reports and briefings, commissioned by Public Health England, outline practical, local actions to tackle health inequalities through the social determinants of health. The are designed for local authorities particularly Directors of Public Health and their teams, and for health and wellbeing boards. They include evidence, practical points and case studies on approaches and actions that can be taken by local authorities on a range of issues to reduce health inequalities.

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NHS healthcare providers: working with choice and competition

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 15:38

Monitor - 
This suite of documents provide guidance to help healthcare providers make the best decisions for patients, explaining how Monitor applies competition rules.

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Priorities for the next government

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 14:25

The King's Fund - 
The general election will come at a pivotal time for health and social care. An unprecedented funding squeeze has left the NHS on the brink of financial crisis, while reductions in local government funding have led to significant cuts in social care services. The next government must ensure that the focus on improving quality of care established in the wake of the Francis report is sustained. It will also need to set in train a transformation of services to meet the needs of patients more effectively. Looking further ahead, the big question is how to provide adequate funding to meet future demand for health and social care.

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Strategic commissioning of long-term care: can we get more for less?

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 13:05

Laing & Buisson - 
This white paper seeks to analyse the state of the UK market in care services for older people, to identify the market failures (and achievements) and to ask if there are any ways to correct the failures – especially the key issue which dogs providers of care services working for a publicly funded clientele, which is the mismatch between public sector commissioners’ need to contain costs in an extended period of austerity, and providers’ need to earn an adequate return in order to sustain existing services and develop the new ones.

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A UK without poverty

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 12:57

Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) - 
This report calls for a comprehensive approach to tackling poverty in the UK and highlights the actions which health and social care systems need to take in order to contribute to this. It recommends that programmes of support for individuals and families of those with complex and long-term conditions, such as mental health or problem substance use, in order to help them move towards independence and out of poverty.

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Hear our voice: the change we want to see 2015-2020

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 12:31

Mencap - 
This manifesto presents 6 key issues identified by people with a learning disability and their families that they want to see the next Westminster government act on. These issues include healthcare, hate crime and education.

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Investigating the future of self-supported management

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 12:09

AbbVie - 
This report argues that healthcare professionals should support patients to make decisions about their own health. It outlines recommendations on the role of supported self-management in a shift towards a more sustainable healthcare approach.

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Due north: report of the Inquiry on Health Equity for the North

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 11:58

Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) - 
This report from an inquiry, commissioned by Public Health England, details evidence on trends in health inequalities and flowing from this provides a set of recommendations – based on the root causes of health inequalities – for policies that can address social inequalities in health within the North and between the rest of England.

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An urgent need: We Need to Talk's manifesto for better talking therapies for all

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 11:51

We Need to Talk - 
This investigation looked at data collected by the Health and Social Care Information Centre and found that mental health services are unable to cope with demand for psychological therapies. It argues that variations in referral rates and waiting times around the country are unacceptable and are making people more unwell.

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More than money: closing the NHS quality gap

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 10:46

Health Foundation - 
The financial gap in NHS finances has been projected to reach £30bn by 2021. This report discusses the implications of this financial gap for quality of care in the NHS. It argues that additional resources alone will not be enough to close the ‘quality gap’: the difference between the quality of care the NHS should deliver, and what it is capable of delivering. Increasingly tight budgets make it likely that the quality gap will get wider. The report highlights the changes needed in order to change how the NHS delivers services and is able to improve care to make it more efficient.

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Proposed congenital heart disease service standards and service specifications: a consultation

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 14:44

NHS England -
Views are being sought on the draft service standards and service specifications for the treatment of congenital heart disease. The consultation will end on 15 September 2014.


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Getting ready for ageing: a manifesto for action

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 14:43

Ready for Ageing Alliance - 
The Ready for Ageing Alliance is a coalition of independent organisations based in England who have an interest in understanding and meeting the needs of older people. This manifesto sets out the actions and policies needed in order to ensure that our society is ready for an ageing population.

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Four steps to a healthier nation

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 12:32

British Medical Association (BMA) - 
This manifesto sets out the key changes that the BMA identifies as priorities for implementation following next May’s general election. It calls for greater partnership working between politicians and the health service to ensure the sustainability of the NHS, while promoting key BMA public health policies such as minimum unit pricing on alcohol and restrictions on tobacco sales.

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Display of performance assessments: placing a legal requirement on registered providers to display the rating published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 11:53

Department of Health (DH) - 

The Care Act 2014 will give CQC the power to assess health and social care providers’ performance and give each a rating. The government believes that these ratings should be on display in all locations that provide care to ensure that providers are transparent about their performance. The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the proposal to make it a legal requirement for providers to display the performance rating given to them by the CQC.
The consultation document includes draft regulations to show how the changes would work in practice. The consultation closes 13 October 2014.

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Help shape the future public health agenda: consultation

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 11:43

Faculty of Public Health (FPH) - 
The Faculty of Public Health are calling for views to shape their long-term agenda as well as scoping the priorities for public health policy for the next government.

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