Monthly Archives: August 2014

Health Profiles

By Public Health England (2014)

These profiles bring together existing information into one place to provide a snapshot of health and wellbeing across each local authority in England. They contain data on a range of indicators for local populations such as the proportion of children in poverty, adult smoking rates, levels of child and adult obesity, hospital stays and early mortality rates. The profiles are designed to provide local government and health services with ‘conversation starters’ to highlight local issues and priorities, and discuss how to tackle these. They show potential problems and opportunities by making comparisons with other areas and with the national average.

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Public Health England marketing strategy

By Public Health England (2014)

Our new national public health system represents a once in a lifetime
opportunity to improve people’s lives. In this document Public Health England’s
national health marketing team outlines how it will support this new system
to deliver.

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Electronic nicotine delivery systems

By WHO (2014)

This document was prepared in response to the request made by the Conference of the Parties (COP) at its fifth session (Seoul, Republic of Korea, 12–17 November 2012) to the Convention Secretariat to invite WHO to examine emerging evidence on the health impacts of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) use and to identify options for their prevention and control, for
consideration at the sixth session of the COP. 1 This report incorporates the December 2013 deliberations and scientific recommendations on ENDS by the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg), and analysis from a recent WHO survey on tobacco products.

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Managing the care of people with long-term conditions

By House of Commons Health Select Committee (2014)

This report finds that 15 million NHS patients in England with long-term conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and asthma account for 70% of the annual expenditure of the NHS in England. It argues that demographic and cost pressures on the NHS from patients with long-term conditions is only likely to increase in the coming years, with one projection estimating that the bill for treatment of long-term conditions will require the NHS to find £4 billion more each year by 2016.

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Improving dementia: long-term care: a policy blueprint

By RAND Corporation (2014)

This document aims to provide a foundation upon which to build consensus among a set of stakeholders to set priorities and the sequencing of policy recommendations. The authors identified 25 high-impact policy options covering five broad objectives to improve dementia long-term services and supports delivery system, workforce, and financing.

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Commissioning of public health services for children

By Department of Health (2014)

From 1st October 2015, the responsibility for commissioning children’s public health services, including health visitors, will transfer from NHS England to local authorities. These documents aim to help support local authorities and stakeholders through the transition. The documents identify 6 areas where health visitors have the most impact on children’s health and wellbeing. Local authorities should use this information to ensure that health visiting services are commissioned effectively.

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Report on inquiry into respiratory deaths

By All-Party Parliamentary Group on Respiratory Health (2014)

The inquiry investigated why premature mortality from respiratory disease remains so high and how death rates could be improved. It focussed in particular on two conditions: COPD and asthma, which together affect around 6 million people in the UK. The report makes several recommendations.

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