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British Lung Foundation -
This report finds that lung disease costs the economy £11 billion every year. Of this, almost £10 billion is spent on direct costs to the NHS: GP appointments, time in hospital, treatments and medication. It calls for the government to support the first ever taskforce for lung health.
House of Commons Health Select Committee -
This report looks at the Government’s updated suicide prevention strategy. It finds that suicide is preventable. It concludes that there is a clear need to reach people who are at risk of suicide but not in contact with any health services and that tangible action must be taken to ensure effective implementation.
Resolution Foundation -
This briefing looks at the final quarter of labour market data for 2016. It analyses public sector pay data and finds that it has now begun a fall that could well last for several years.
Public Health England -
Each NHS screening programme has a defined pathway(s). The pathways show how the individual undergoing screening moves form one stage of the pathway to the next. Checks are needed at each stage to ensure the individual moves seamlessly and safely through the pathway unless they chose not to. If these checks are not in place there is risk that an individual does not complete the pathway or the pathway is delayed unnecessarily.
Department of Health -
This document should be used to support and inform local and regional health and social care integration initiatives. It explains: the critical contribution that social workers make to integrated services; how social work is essential to the whole system; and the necessity of support to ensure integration succeeds in providing the services people need. It also includes ‘top tips’ for directors of adult social services and for principal social workers to assist in progressing the integration agenda.