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Public Health England -
The arts are increasingly recognised as having the potential to support health and wellbeing. However, in order for arts to be included in commissioning of health and social care services, there needs to be robust evidence of their effectiveness, impacts and costs. This document suggests a standard framework for reporting of project activities that will strengthen understanding of what works in specific contexts and enable realistic assessment and appropriate comparisons to be made between programmes.
House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee -
The authors of this report welcome the Government's commitment to devolution but urges Government and local leaders to do more to engage the public in devolution proposals, negotiations and outcomes. The Committee's inquiry set out to examine the Government's Devolution Bill and whether the Greater Manchester deal, and its health devolution agreement, was a model for other areas. However, the inquiry's scope widened to look and review the way in which devolution in England is moving ahead in other places such as the Tees Valley, Liverpool, Leeds and Cornwall.
Housing LIN -
This case study how Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead CCG is working with sheltered accommodation providers to identify common problems and work towards incremental solutions. Reducing hospital readmissions, knowing the right people, opening doors and asking tenants what would make the biggest difference to them are just some of the current initiatives. It gives personal insight into managing the project and the outcomes achieved that have both improved the experiences of sheltered housing residents and led to service improvements in the delivery of care following a hospital admission.
How can frontline expertise and new models of care best contribute to safely reducing avoidable acute admissions? A mixed-methods study of four acute hospitals
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) -
This study aims to investigate the interplay of service factors that influence decision-making about emergency patient admissions and to understand how the medical assessment process is experienced by patients, carers and medical staff.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) -
This consultation seeks feedback on potential new indicators for inclusion in the NICE indicator menu. The proposed new indicators aim to improve the quality of care for a variety of conditions, including: waiting times for antenatal care; improved diagnosis of atrial fibrillation; targets for diabetes services; health assessments and prevention of emergency admissions for people with learning disabilities and autism. This consultation closes on 29th February 2016.
Public Health England (PHE) -
This resource aims to help frontline professionals and providers working in community settings and commissioners maintain a holistic approach to the people dying, caring or bereaved. It provides information to help ensure that commissioning and delivery of services and practice takes account of spiritual needs of the six largest faith groups in England and remains appropriate to the community setting in which they work.