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Office of Health Economics -
Commissioned by Alzheimer's Research UK, the findings in this report estimate that one in three people born this year will develop the condition during their lifetime. The analysis took into account life expectancy estimates for people born in 2015, as well as estimates of dementia incidence in men and women of different ages.
Investigating the impact of out-of-hours GP services on A&E attendance rates: multilevel regression analysis
National Audit Office (NAO) -
This paper sets out how the NAO used an analytical technique called multilevel regression modelling to investigate the factors affecting levels of attendance at accident and emergency departments by patients registered at a GP practice.
International Longevity Centre -
This report highlights how a ‘perfect storm’ of demographic and wider economic and social trends are converging to push up the cost of healthcare across the globe. It showcases examples of innovation from across the world which could save lives and money if introduced more widely. It suggests that a concerted focus on innovation and prevention - developing more empowered health consumers, whilst also maximising the potential of big data - would help to deliver significant savings in the long-term.
House of Commons Library -
This briefing sets out the current rights and procedures for NHS staff in England to raise concerns about safety, malpractice or wrongdoing at work. It also refers to guidance on where wider disclosure of concerns may be appropriate, including raising concerns with the Care Quality Commission.
FGM prevention programme : understanding the FGM enhanced dataset – updated guidance and clarification to support implementation
Department of Health -
This document provides support and guidance to NHS organisations to know how they can meet the requirements to collect and submit data about patients with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This guidance relates to the FGM enhanced dataset by the Health and Social Care Information Centre and the forthcoming professional duty about FGM to be published October 2015. This includes an explanation of the legal basis for the collection of the information. It describes what and how NHS organisations need to communicate with patients about this work. The document also explains additional work underway to support GP practices with this work.
Department of Health -
This consultation seeks views on the responsibilities of the statutory National Data Guardian for health and social care. The responses will form a major part of the development for more detailed proposals to establish the National Data Guardian for health and social care on a statutory footing. The National Data Guardian for health and social care will help to ensure that personal confidential data is held and used to support better outcomes from health and care services, at the same time providing confidence that there are thorough safeguards in place to protect personal confidential data. The consultation closes on 17 December 2015.