This Excel-based tool aims to help NHS commissioners by approximating how their local care economy spends its money by age group, patient group and care settings, and how this may evolve over time. By filling in some basic variables, commissioners can create a quick, indicative patient segmentation for their locality.
Alcohol Research UK -
Alcohol health workers are specialist staff working in hospital – usually nurses – who identify and work with patients drinking at levels that may impact or have already impacted their health. This study explores the coverage and funding of these posts within hospitals in the UK.
Cancer Research UK -
This report highlights key concerns regarding the pressures on NHS cancer services following the NHS reorganisation and the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It calls for urgent action to increase investment, particularly in diagnostic services, and also highlights the need to review both the leadership and commissioning of cancer services so they are fit to meet the looming demands of an ageing population and the predicted rapid increase in cancer cases.
Neurological Alliance -
This manifesto sets out three key priorities for improving neurology services: improving data and intelligence on neurological conditions; improving access to specialist care and expertise; and supporting and funding research into new and better treatments for neurological conditions.
Royal College of Midwives (RCM) -
This report found that over a third (40%) of women were discharged from hospital before they were ready after having a baby. It also argues that women are not getting the level of postnatal care recommended by NICE and that continuity of care is suffering, leading to poorer care for women and their babies.
World Health Organization (WHO) -
This report aims to increase awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts, to make suicide prevention a higher priority on the global public health agenda, and to encourage and support countries to develop or strengthen comprehensive suicide prevention strategies in a multisectoral public health approach. It provides a global knowledge base on suicide and suicide attempts as well as actionable steps for countries based on their current resources and context to move forward in suicide prevention.
Making it work: a guide to whole system commissioning for sexual health, reproductive health and HIV
Public Health England (PHE) -
This guidance aims to help commissioners ensure that service users experience integrated, responsive services that deliver the best outcomes. It highlights the importance of putting service users and their needs at the heart of commissioning to ensure they experience integrated, responsive services, and emphasises the importance of tackling the wider determinants of health.
The health and care professions (public health specialists and miscellaneous amendments) order 2015: a consultation
Department of Health (DH) -
Non-medical or dental public health specialists are going to be subject to statutory regulation by the Health and Care Professions Council instead of registering on the voluntary list currently held by the UK Public Health Register. The draft order contains the details of how this regulation will work in practice. This consultation closes on 17 October 2014.