Using clinical practice variations as a method for commissioners and clinicians to identify and prioritise opportunities for disinvestment in health care: a cross-sectional study, systematic reviews and qualitative study
National Institute for Health Research -
This study aimed to explore if geographical variation in procedure rates is a marker of clinical uncertainty and might be used by local commissioners to identify procedures that are potential candidates for disinvestment. We also explore obstacles and solutions to local commissioners achieving disinvestment, and patient and clinician perspectives on regulating access to procedures.
Community Links -
This report brings together leading experts and thinkers and presents a collection of essays outlining a preventative policy approach in various areas such as health, education and family services. Amongst the recommendations for health policy, is a focus on a more holistic approach to the treatment of mental illness and generally more cross-sector collaboration for better outcomes.
Liberal Democrats -
This manifesto sets out the Liberal Democrats' policy pledges for the upcoming general election. The manifesto makes commitments to an additional £8 billion of funding by 2020; parity of esteem between mental and physical health care; integrating health and social care; improving access to GPs and community care; providing more support for family carers; improving social care; and an increased focus on preventive care and public health.
United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) -
This manifesto sets out UKIP's policy pledges for the upcoming general election. The manifesto makes commitments to increased funding for GP, nursing and midwifery training and recruitment; increased funding of £3 billion a year for the NHS; placing GPs within A&E services; and improving mental health care by giving it equal parity to physical health care.
Joint review of investment in voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in health and care sector
Voluntary Sector Health and Care -
The Department of Health, Public Health England, NHS England and representatives of the voluntary sector are working together to review how government invests in the voluntary sector in health and care. This interim report outlines the findings of the review so far and highlights the challenges that the voluntary sector has experienced, as well as the potential benefits and value that collaboration could bring to the health and care sector.
Green Party -
This manifesto sets out the Green Party's policy pledges for the upcoming general election. The manifesto makes commitments to ending privatisation in the NHS; increasing funding for the NHS; focusing on a person-centred approach to care; and improving mental health care by achieving parity of mental and physical health care.
Conservative Party -
This manifesto sets out the Conservative Party's policy pledges for the upcoming general election. The manifesto makes a commitment to an additional £8 billion of funding by 2020; integration of health and social care through the Better Care Fund; and improvement in access to GPs, particularly for over-75s.