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Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE) -
This report provides background on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s vision to build a culture of health and discusses how hospitals are contributing to community health improvement. It reports the findings of a review of 300 community health needs assessments, provides strategic considerations for hospital engagement in community health improvement and offers a model of the hospital’s role in building a culture of health.
Department of Health (DH) -
This document provides guidance on how the Department of Health can provide loans, public dividend capital or guarantees of payment to foundation trusts and NHS trusts. It covers the type of finance that may be provided; how to request financial assistance; criteria for deciding whether and how to provide financial assistance; and the terms and conditions that may be applicable to finance that may be provided.
Department of Health (DH) -
This consultation seeks views on draft regulations to introduce the new NHS pension scheme in accordance with the Public Service Pensions Act 2013. The deadline for submissions to the consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org is 5 December 2014.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RCP) -
This report shows that common ailments such as coughs and sore throats cost the NHS an extra £1.1 billion a year when patients are treated at A&E or GP surgeries rather than at community pharmacies. Treatment results were equally good regardless of whether patients were treated at a pharmacy, A&E or GP practice. Overall, the study estimates that 3% of all A&E consultations and 5.5% of GP consultations for common ailments could be managed in community pharmacies. This equates to over 650,000 visits to A&E and over 18 million GP consultations every year that could be diverted with a total annual cost saving of over £1billion.
Public Health England (PHE) -
These profiles contain data which reveal the geographic variation in mortality of patients with liver disease across the country. Some populations are more affected by liver disease than others. For example, the male mortality rate is 4 times higher in some local authorities compared to others. Similarly, there are large variations in hospital admissions from liver disease. Over 90% of liver disease is due to 3 main preventable and treatable risk factors: alcohol, hepatitis B and C, and obesity.
World Health Organization (WHO) -
This report summarises the findings of a joint study by WHO Europe and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies analysing the impact of health policy responses to the crisis in Europe from 2008 to 2013. It is a key part of a wider initiative to monitor the effects of the crisis on health systems and health, to identify the policies most likely to sustain the performance of health systems facing fiscal pressure and to gain insight into the political economy of implementing reforms in a crisis.
Centre for Mental Health -
This report argues that perinatal mental health problems carry a total economic and social long-term cost to society of about £8.1 billion for each one-year cohort of births in the UK. It also finds that the NHS would need to spend just £337 million a year to bring perinatal mental health care up to the level recommended in national guidance.