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International Longevity Centre -
This report takes a futures perspective on understanding the evidence about how communities need to adapt to an ageing society. It argues that policy makers must work to ensure that communities do more than cater for our basic needs. The report highlights the importance of supporting walking and cycling in old age as well as the need to ensure housing is adaptable to an ageing society.
A framework for personalised care and population health for nurses, midwives, health visitors and allied health professionals
Public Health England -
This framework has been developed as a resource to support nurses, midwives, health visitors and allied health professionals’ access to best evidence and support them in delivery of their public health role. It is also a tool for clinical leaders, managers and commissioners to develop services which use the knowledge and skills of healthcare practitioners to deliver the best health outcomes for the populations they serve.
House of Commons Public Accounts Committee -
This report finds the number of NHS foundation trusts in difficulty is growing, possibly casting doubt on Monitor’s effectiveness as their regulator. It suggests that responsibility for overseeing the provision of healthcare is fragmented, and there is a strong risk of regulatory overlaps and gaps between Monitor’s role and those of other bodies, including the Care Quality Commission, the NHS Trust Development Authority, NHS England and the Department of Health. The report makes several recommendations for improvement.
Macmillan Cancer Support -
According to this report the NHS could save approximately £69 million a year by providing community care to allow cancer patients in England to die at home instead of in hospital. It sets out the economic and moral case for providing free social care to people at the end of life. It also finds that three in four health professionals believe the vast majority of cancer patients in hospital in the last few days of life would have no medical need to be there if there were alternative community-based services available.