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The King's Fund -
Social prescribing enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. Our new explainer looks at whether social prescribing works and how it fits in with wider health and care policy.
Public Health England (PHE) -
This document explains how PHE will make the best use of digital to meet the needs of our users and fulfill their remit to protect and promote health and reduce inequalities. PHE aims to take a digital-first approach to lead the development of new models of public health within the public health system and working with partners. The strategy sets a common approach for PHE's digital work including principles, clear roles and responsibilities, and standards for digital development. It describes the current state of digital within PHE and the organisational plan for 2017 to 2018.
NHS Employers -
The government has published rules and guidance that set out how levy paying employers can fund apprenticeships. This guide offers advice, hints and tips, as well as key information around the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and how to make the most of the changes which will come into effect from April 2017.
Sustainable Development Unit -
This report is the first in a series of annual publications from the Sustainable Development Unit looking at progress of sustainable development across the health and care system. It finds that overall organisations are cutting their carbon footprint and saving money through reducing energy use, but having less success in addressing water use and the increased costs from waste disposal.