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Commonwealth Fund -
This briefing outlines the findings from the Commonwealth Fund's annual survey of high-need patients. It finds that the health care system is failing to fully meet the complex needs of these patients and to develop interventions for this group, social and behaviour needs should be accounted for. The report makes recommendations for improved assessment of patients' comprehensive needs, access to care and communication with patients.
NHS Employers -
This guide is aimed at NHS health and wellbeing leads to help support them to deliver occupational health programmes and supporting interventions. The guide includes sections on planning your communications, building evaluation into your plan, how to appropriately choose your communications channels and developing a health and wellbeing brand - all while working with communications colleagues.
NatCen Social Research -
Public Health England commissioned a set of questions on obesity as part of the British Social Attitudes survey to inform its future work, this paper presents the analysis of the survey findings. The primary findings show that people underestimate their weight and struggle to identify the point when someone becomes obese. The survey also found that there is widespread understanding of some, but not all, of the health risks of obesity and that people who are obese are often the object of stigmatising attitudes.
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) -
This systematic review finds that families of people dying in intensive care need to receive personalised communication and ongoing support, and be involved in the dying process. The findings support current NICE recommendations for health professionals to deliver care that meets the needs and preferences of the dying person and their family, wherever they are.
Department of Health (DH) -
This briefing outlines information on the new nursing degree apprenticeship which will enable people to train to become a graduate registered nurse through an apprentice route.