Monthly Archives: March 2015

Health on the high street

By The Royal Society for Public Health (2015)

A league table of the “unhealthiest High Streets” has named Preston as the UK’s worst offender.

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The NHS under the coalition government: part one: NHS reforms

By The King’s Fund (2014)

The 2010–15 parliament has been a parliament of two halves for the NHS. The first half was dominated by debate on the Health and Social Care Bill (which was largely designed to devolve decision-making, put GPs in control of commissioning, and extend competition and choice). The second half was taken up with limiting the damage caused by the Bill, with less emphasis on competition and greater efforts to strengthen the regulation and quality of care and prioritise patient safety.

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Moving services out of hospital: joining up General Practice and community services?

By Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System (PRUComm) (2014)

This report summarises the findings of a rapid review undertaken by PRUComm of the available evidence of what factors should be taken into account in planning for the closer working of primary and community health/care services in order to increase the scope of services provided outside of hospitals. This report was commissioned by the Department of Health to provide background evidence to support policy development on primary and community health care integration.

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Investing in children’s mental health: a review of evidence on the costs and benefits of increased service provision

By Centre for Mental Health (2015)

This report makes the case for investing in children’s mental health services as it is excellent value for money and will bring a lifetime of benefits to young people, their families, communities and the economy as a whole. It also warns that to achieve the best value for money, children’s mental health services need to reach out to those who need them most and to be delivered to a high standard.

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How effective are interventions at reducing socioeconomic inequalities in obesity among children and adults? Two systematic reviews

By National Institute for Health Research (2015)

Tackling obesity is one of the major contemporary public health policy challenges and is vital in terms of addressing health inequalities. This paper discusses the results of two systematic reviews and found some evidence of interventions with the potential to reduce low-socioeconomic status inequalities in obesity and that obesity management interventions do not increase health inequalities.

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Improving young people’s health and wellbeing: a framework for public health

By Public Health England (2014)

This framework has been developed as a resource to enable local areas in the delivery of their public health role for young people. It poses questions for councillors, health and wellbeing boards, commissioners, providers and education and learning settings to help them support young people to be healthy and to improve outcomes for young people.

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Sexual and reproductive health in England: a guide to local and national data

By Public Health England (2014)

This guidance is designed to help health professionals including local government, service providers and commissioners understand the sexual health data that is available across England and how the data can be accessed. It provides an overview of the information available on sexually transmitted infection (STIs), HIV, contraception, conception and abortion.

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