Health Premium Incentive Scheme (HPIS) 2014/15 and public health allocations: a technical consultation
Department of Health (DH) -
This consultation seeks views on plans for the introduction of HPIS, a scheme which rewards local authorities for public health improvements made in line with selected indicators from the public health outcomes framework. The consultation is also seeking views on technical aspects of public health funding allocations for 2015 to 2016. The consultation closes on 23 October 2014.
Department of Health -
This report looks at the epidemiology of public mental health, the quality of evidence, possible future innovations in science and technology, and the economic case for good mental health. It also outlines the importance of both treating mental health as equal to physical health and of focusing on the needs and safety of people with mental illness.
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.