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Healthwatch England -
This report is the result of research conducted in conjunction with ten local Healthwatch organisations in Greater Manchester which examined public and patient opinion on how health and care needs should be met in future. The research focused on ways that services can work better together and ways that healthy communities can be encouraged and fostered in local areas.
Public Health England (PHE) -
This executive summary report sets out observations and recommendations from a quality assurance visit to the NHS breast screening programme in North Lancashire and South Cumbria.
House of Commons Health Select Committee -
This report is the result of a short inquiry on the impact of the Health and Social Care Act reforms on the public health landscape. It warns of risks of widening health inequalities and a false economy due to cuts in local authority and public health budgets. It calls for a Cabinet Officer minister to be given specific responsibility for embedding health across all areas of government policy at a national level and for greater and bolder action to tackle public health issues such as childhood obesity.
The King's Fund -
This report investigates what ‘good’ district nursing care looks like from the perspective of people receiving this care, unpaid carers and district nursing staff and puts forward a framework for understanding the components involved. It also looks at the growing demand–capacity gap in district nursing and the worrying impact that this is having on services, the workforce and the quality and safety of patient care. The report makes recommendations to policy-makers, regulators, commissioners and provider organisations as to how to start to address these pressures.