International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK) -
This report highlights how we can do more to prevent dementia, save lives and reduce avoidable costs. It explores potential savings to the state if we were able to intervene successfully on the risk factors that cause dementia - these include physical activity, smoking, obesity and depression.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) -
HCPC are consulting on revised standards of proficiency for practitioner psychologists. The deadline for responses to the consultation is 17 October 2014.
World Health Organization (WHO) -
The action plan provides a road map and a menu of policy options for policy-makers to take coordinated and coherent action on the prevention and control of long-term conditions. The agreed global targets include a 25% relative reduction in premature mortality from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory diseases by 2025. An accompanying publication provides information and data on long-term conditions in each country.
Race Equality Foundation (REF) -
The term ‘personalisation’ means different things to different people but, as used both by the previous Labour and current Coalition governments, it is about tailoring services to people’s own circumstances and giving them more control over the amount and type of support they receive. This briefing looks at how personalisation can increase access to healthcare for people from black and minority ethnic communities, but also considers some of the challenges that it may bring.
Department of Health (DH) -
This implementation plan sets out a timeline for how the Visitor and Migrant NHS Cost Recovery Programme will be rolled out over the next 2 years. It is intended to give the NHS a clear idea of the timeline and sequence for building on existing systems and developing new ones. The programme aims to help the NHS recover costs from visitors and migrants from both the European Economic Area (EEA) and outside.