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Department of Health (DH) -
This document sets out what this government wants to see in place by 2020 in order for England to be the best country in the world for dementia care and support and for people with dementia, their carers and families to live; and the best place in the world to undertake research into dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. It also highlights the progress to date on improving dementia care, support and research.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) -
This publication is the final report of an inquiry into non-natural deaths of adults with mental health conditions who have been detained in England and Wales. It focuses on prisons, police custody and psychiatric hospitals, as every year hundreds of deaths occur in these settings and these deaths are later deemed to have been preventable.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) -
This briefing summarises NICE's recommendations for local authorities and partner organisations on tackling the more direct causes of premature mortality. It is particularly relevant to health and wellbeing boards and others with a responsibility for, or interest in, delivering the Department of Health's Public Health Outcomes Framework for England 2013 to 2016 and the government's call for action Living well for longer: a call to action to reduce avoidable premature mortality.
The King's Fund -
Integrated care has become a key focus of health service reform in England in recent years, as a response to fragmentation within the NHS and social care system. Yet efforts to integrate care services have rarely extended into a concern for the broader health of local populations and the impact of the wider determinants of health. This is a missed opportunity. This paper aims to challenge those involved in integrated care and public health to ‘join up the dots’, seeing integrated care as part of a broader shift away from fragmentation towards an approach focused on improving population health.
The Patients Association -
This report highlights that far too many patients are still experiencing unacceptable standards of care within the health and social care system. It includes patient stories and experiences of care within the NHS to illustrate the gap between patient experience and the commitments of the NHS Constitution.
Preventing suicide in England: two years on - second annual report on the cross-government outcomes strategy to save lives
Department of Health (DH) -
This report summarises the latest trends, research and developments on suicide prevention in England. It calls on services to be more ambitious about suicide prevention, and challenge the assumption that suicide is inevitable. It also highlights 3 areas in England that have already adopted a zero suicide ambition and outlines how services can improve by adopting this new attitude and effective interventions.