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The organisation and delivery of health improvement in general practice and primary care: a scoping study

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 13:25

NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) -
This project examines the organisation and delivery of health improvement activities by and within general practice and the primary health-care team. The project was designed to examine who delivers these interventions, where they are located, what approaches are developed in practices, how individual practices and the primary health-care team organise such public health activities, and how these contribute to health improvement. The focus was on health promotion and ill-health prevention activities.

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General Practice Extraction Service - investigation

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 10:17

National Audit Office -
This report contains findings from an investigation into the General Practice Extraction Service, an IT system designed to allow NHS organizations to extract data from all GP practice computer systems in England. This data would be used to monitor quality, plan and pay for health services and help medical research. The report investigates concerns about whether it can provide the public service intended.

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Economic assumptions 2015/16 to 2019/20

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:24

Monitor -
It is recommended that providers apply these assumptions when undertaking planning and forecasting activities, while also taking account of local circumstances, opportunities and pressures.

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A qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the Advancing Quality pay-for-performance programme in the NHS North West

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 13:58

NHS National Institute for Health Research -
Advancing Quality (AQ) is a voluntary programme providing financial incentives for improvement in the quality of care provided to NHS patients in the north-west of England. This objectives of this research were to identify the impact of AQ on key stakeholders and clinical practice; to assess its cost-effectiveness; to identify key factors that assist or impede its successful implementation; and to provide lessons for the wider implementation of pay-for-performance schemes across the NHS.

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NHS financial temperature check

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:56

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) -
This is the third in a series of HFMA briefings setting out finance directors’ views on financial issues facing the NHS. Directors completed the survey during the last two weeks of May 2015.

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Patient safety in ambulance services: a scoping review

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:05

NHS National Institute of Health Research -
The role of ambulance services has changed over the last few decades with the introduction of paramedics able to provide life-saving interventions, thanks to sophisticated equipment and treatments available. The number of 999 calls continues to increase, with adverse events theoretically possible with each one. Most patient safety research is based on hospital data, but little is known concerning patient safety when using ambulance services, when things can be very different. The objective of this research was to identify and map available evidence relating to patient safety when using ambulance services.

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Public perceptions of the NHS and social care: winter 2014

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:24

Department of Health -
This report provides the results from an IPSOS Mori survey of public perceptions of the NHS and social care services. The survey is the latest in a series of surveys that have tracked public perceptions and attitudes since spring 2000.

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Major Projects Authority annual report 2014 to 2015

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 12:43

Major Projects Authority - 
This report supports the government’s commitment to improving project management and transparency for taxpayers. It shows the progress made on those projects included in the Government Major Project Portfolio. The major projects undertaken by each government department are outlined and information on their risk rating is also provided.

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Creating a better care system: setting out key considerations for a reformed, sustainable health, wellbeing and care system of the future

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 12:04

Local Government Association (LGA) - 
This report, by Ernst and Young and commissioned by the LGA, is based on the sector's views and proposes the establishment of a £1.3 billion a year transformation fund until 2019/20 to develop a new health and social care system. Supported by a pooled health and social care budget, devolved powers for health, and reformed incentives, the fund should focus on keeping people independent and preventing complex and long-term conditions.

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Ageing: the silver lining: the opportunities and challenges of an ageing society for local government

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 11:55

Local Government Association - 
This report sets out the increasing contribution to society and the economy older people can make through empowered local government and challenges the commonly-held belief that an ageing population is a burden. It also discusses the potential challenges that an ageing society poses and explores the implications for health and social care amongst other issues.

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Note for adult safeguarding boards on the Mental Health Crisis Concordat

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 11:50

Local Government Association (LGA) - 
The Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat is a national agreement between services and agencies involved in the care and support of people in crisis. It sets out how organisations will work together better to make sure that people get the help they need when they are having a mental health crisis. This note includes cases of good practice and a checklist which safeguarding adults boards can use to assess their progress with the local implementation of the concordat.

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Making it better together: a call to action on the future of health and wellbeing boards

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 11:48

Local Government Association (LGA) - 
This call to action outlines a set of proposals to local system leaders and the government to strengthen the impact and leadership of health and wellbeing boards across the country. It also outlines the LGA and NHS Clinical Commissioners shared commitment to support boards to reach their full potential as system leaders driving forward changes that will improve the health of their communities.

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Traineeships: harnessing young talent to enrich the NHS

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 11:35

NHS Employers - 
This guidance is aims to promote the use of traineeships in the NHS and explains how traineeships can be used as part of a holistic strategy to address the workforce supply challenges facing the NHS.

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Openness and honesty when things go wrong: the professional duty of candour

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 11:32

Nursing and Midwifery Council - 
This guidance, produced in collaboration with the General Medical Council, sets out the standards expected of all doctors, nurses and midwives practising in the UK. It also aims to help patients understand what to expect from healthcare professionals.It also makes clear that professionals need to have the support of an open and honest working environment where they are able to learn from mistakes and feel comfortable reporting incidents that have led to harm.

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Measuring and 'valuing' patient reported health

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 11:01

Office of Health Economics - 
These slides provide an introduction to the use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in clinical and economic studies and outlines new developments in research around patient-reported measurements.

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Obesity statistics

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 10:56

House of Commons Library - 
This briefing gives statistics on obesity for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with international comparisons. Breakdowns by age, gender, local authority and deprivation are given where possible, and data for both adult and child obesity is covered. In addition to statistics on the prevalence of obesity, this briefing gives statistics on prescriptions of drugs for obesity, trends in bariatric surgery, and the detrimental effect of obesity on health.

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What we know now 2014

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 15:43

Public Health England -
This report summarises the key findings of the network and its partners over the last year. Although much of the research has been published previously, this is the first time it has been brought together in one place. New findings show there is a growing understanding within the health sector of what is important to people at the end of life.

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General practice in England

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 11:56

House of Commons Library -
This briefing paper provides general background on NHS primary medical services provided by GPs in England. It gives an overview of commissioning arrangements as well as information on changes to GP contracts and funding arrangements. As well as providing an account of the different contracting routes for core and enhanced services it provides information on the financial pressures and increases in demand facing GP practices as well as data on GP numbers, expenditure and earnings.

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At a cross-roads: the future likelihood of low incomes in old age

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 11:14

International Longevity Centre -
This paper argues that a strategy for later life funding must secure effective funding for adult social care. It also recommends implementing the Dilnot reforms and finding ways of ensuring the provision of mass market financial advice.

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Good practice in ambulance commissioning

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 13:01

NHS Clinical Commissioners -
This briefing pulls together examples of good practice from across the country. The purpose of the briefing is to share innovative ways of commissioning emergency care, to help ambulance commissioners to think about new ways of working, in partnership with providers, to deliver effective and efficient ambulance services in their local area.

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