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New Local Government Network (NLGN) -
NLGN and Collaborate have launched a major new commission imagining the future of place-based health. Chaired by Lord Victor Adebowale, the commission will tackle the most challenging questions facing both the NHS and local councils today as they struggle with rising demand, reducing budgets and the changing demographics of their service users. The first half of this survey is about early intervention and prevention and will take around 10 minutes to complete. The second half of the survey is a call for evidence for specific early intervention and prevention initiatives happening in your locality. This survey is intended for people working in local government and the health sector. Respondent and organisation names will not be used in any publication.
Together for Short Lives -
This report of a survey of 117 hospices found that more than two thirds of the hospices report that their statutory funding was frozen or slashed in 2014/15, largely because of financial restrictions on NHS commissioners or stand still budgets. It calls on the government to set out how it will bring about fair and sustainable statutory funding for hospice and palliative care.
Health Education England -
This report outlines Health Education England's activities for the year 2014/15 and their progress against their strategic priorities.
International Longevity Centre - UK -
The report warns that without technological innovation over the next decade, health and care cost could be higher than currently projected by the Office of Budget Responsibility. The report argues that there is significant potential for responding to the challenges of ageing due to developments in wearable technologies, big data, 3D printing, cloud computing, the internet of things, and smart cities.
World Health Organization (WHO) -
This public health summary outlines quick returns on investment for health and other sectors for interventions that promote physical activity and healthy employment; address housing and mental health; and reduce road traffic injuries and violence. This report gives examples of interventions with early returns on investment and approaches with longer-term gains. Investing in cost-effective interventions to reduce costs to the health sector and other sectors can help create sustainable health systems and economies for the future.