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Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE) -
This guide argues that effective and sustainable hospital-community partnerships are critical to building a culture of health. This means creating a society that gives all individuals an equal opportunity to live the healthiest life they can, whatever their ethnic, geographic, racial, socioeconomic or physical circumstances may be. This guide focuses on how hospitals and communities can develop and sustain partnerships.
NHS England -
NHS England has launched a public consultation on a proposed clinical commissioning policy proposition on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. The closing date for comments is 23 September 2016.
Public Health England -
This tool aims to be reflective of the prevailing public health landscape, ensuring the public health workforce continues to develop the skills and competences needed both now and in future. It is accompanied by a user guide, setting out how it can be used by individuals, employers and educational providers working in public health.
Centre for Health Economics -
Delayed discharges of patients from hospital, commonly known as bed-blocking, is a long standing policy concern. Delays can increase the overall cost of treatment and may worsen patient outcomes. This paper investigates how delayed discharges vary by hospital type, and the extent to which such differences can be explained by demography, case mix, the availability of long-term care and hospital governance as reflected in whether the hospital has Foundation Trust status, which gives greater financial autonomy and flexibility in staffing and pay.
The King's Fund -
Health data offers the opportunity to develop a better health system for the future, but people need to believe their data is in safe hands. In the latest of our collection of essays exploring hypothetical scenarios for the future of health and care, Matthew Honeyman discusses how to realise the full potential of using this data.