Alzheimer's Society -
This report exposes the financial and human impact of dementia in Wales. It found that the total cost of dementia to society in Wales is £1.4 billion per year, with an average cost of £31,300 per person per year.
Local Healthwatch governance: a self-assessment toolkit for local Healthwatch and local Healthwatch commissioners
Local Government Association -
This self-assessment toolkit is designed to support local Healthwatch and local Healthwatch commissioners in establishing successful governance for an effective local Healthwatch organisation.
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NHS Confederation -
This guide explains what community health services are and the key role they can play in supporting people and delivering care.
NHS England -
The Transforming Care Delivery Board, comprising NHS England, the Local Government Association, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, the Care Quality Commission, Health Education England and the Department of Health, have published this report which outlines the steps taken towards improving services for people with learning disabilities. The report is clear that while progress is being made, there is still much more to do to ensure that where it is appropriate, people are cared for in the community and close to home.
Latent tuberculosis (TB) testing and treatment for migrants: a practical guide for commissioners and practitioners
Public Health England (PHE) -
This guidance providers advice for commissioners and practitioners implementing local latent TB infection testing and treatment for migrants. It offers practical advice on how primary care based LTBI testing and treatment could be implemented locally.
House of Commons Library -
This briefing provides an overview of changes to the health and care professional regulator fees. In 2015, the Government introduced regulations which require the professional regulators to pay the Authority a fee in order to fund the organisation. The fees become payable from 1 August 2015. Some of the professional regulatory bodies have said that the new fee has required them to increase their registration and renewal fees.
The King's Fund -
This collection of essays, published jointly by the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and The King’s Fund, maps out health priorities for the next parliament, as seen from the perspective of key stakeholders in the world of health.
Medical Schools Councils -
This is the thirteenth in a series of annual surveys of staffing levels in medical schools in the UK and it finds that the number of clinical academics has remained relatively stable with an increase in clinical academics within public health. It highlights a drop of academics within psychiatry, paediatrics and child health and also pathology and raises recruitment concerns for the latter.