Monthly Archives: July 2013

Helping people live better for longer: a guide to the Department of Health’s role and and purpose post April 2013

By Department of Health (July 2013)

This guide provides an overview of the Department of Health’s new role from April 2013. It includes information on operations, values, organisation and governance. It also looks at relationships with partner organisations and their roles in the new health and care system.

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Resources for commissioners of women’s health services

By The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists  (2013)

This new new e-resource aims to support CCGs and NHS England in the commissioning of women’s health services. It brings together standards for hospital-based obstetric and gynaecological care with community-based sexual and reproductive healthcare advice. It is also accompanied by a digital booklet, which provides a brief introduction to the medical specialties and highlights examples of best practice and innovation in UK health organisations.

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Commissioning care and support for older people with high support needs

By The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (July 2013)

This paper provides practical guidance for commissioners of older people’s services on the range of models and approaches available for supporting older people with high support needs. It describes the options that are available, what makes them successful and beneficial, and suggests five priorities for commissioners.

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Cured but at what cost? long-term consequences of cancer and its treatment

By Macmillan Cancer Support (July 2013)

This report warns that the NHS is woefully unprepared to help the rapidly growing number of cancer survivors. It looks at the long-term consequences of cancer and its treatment and shows that cancer survivors have an increased risk of other serious conditions. It makes recommendations for support for cancer survivors which is aimed at commissioners and health professionals.

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Delivering accident prevention at local level in the new public health system: part 1 – context

By The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (July 2013)

This handbook sets out the current level of accidents and their associated costs, and outlines how accident prevention fits into the new arrangements for public health. It also includes case studies, fact sheets and research papers, highlighting how accident prevention can be delivered successfully, with subjects including falls prevention, home safety for under-5s, water safety, local transport plans and how to link up with other agendas such as child welfare.

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Free market solutions in health: the case of nicotine

By The Institute of Economic Affairs (July 2013)

This report argues that regulation of alternative nicotine products will actually do more harm than good as these products are not a gateway to smoking, but a gateway from smoking. The report makes recommendations for the availability of e-cigarettes as a standard consumer product and the introduction of competition into the alternative nicotine product market in order to foster safer products at lower prices for consumers.

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Healthy young minds, healthy communities conference

By Royal Society for Public Health (June 2013)

This is a report of an event held jointly by RSPH and the Institute of Health Visiting which was designed to explore the extraordinarily close links between early experiences, both in the womb and as a young infant, and the health of the community and public. It mentions the topics covered by the conference, including identifying the evidence base for the impact of early experience during pregnancy and the first two years in infants and young children, the implications of the evidence for health visiting practice and the public mental health implications of the evidence for policy makers.

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