Monthly Archives: June 2015

A guide for CCGs: engaging the public in difficult decisions about health service

By NHS Clinical Commissioners (2015)

This guide draws on case studies of three different reconfiguration programmes and offers some tips on how to get your engagement right.

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Drinking, fast and slow: ten years of the Licensing Act

By Institute of Economic Affairs (2015)

This report finds that the relaxation of licensing laws ten years ago benefited consumers and did not result in the disastrous outcomes predicted at the time. Violent crime fell, alcohol consumption fell and rates of binge-drinking fell, particularly amongst young people. The number of drink-driving accidents also dropped significantly after the act came into force. There was no rise in alcohol-related A&E admissions or alcohol-related deaths.

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Challenging children’s inactivity

By Fit for Sport (2015)

In 2014, Fit For Sport conducted a simple physical activity test to assess key indicators of health and physical literacy of primary age children in 80 schools across the UK. This report includes some of the key findings.

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Alcohol consumption and harmful drinking: trends and social disparities across OECD countries

By OECD Health Working Papers No. 79 (2015)

This paper illustrates trends and social disparities in alcohol consumption and harmful drinking in 20 OECD countries.

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Waiting times for suspected and diagnosed cancer patients 2014-15 annual report

By NHS England (2015)

The latest annual statistics on waiting times for suspected and diagnosed cancer patients accessing NHS services were released on 20th May 2015 by NHS England according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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Foot care services for people with diabetes

By London Diabetes Strategic Clinical Network (2015)

This service specification for commissioners aims to deliver equity of access to foot care for people with diabetes. It outlines the care and management to be provided for people with diabetes no matter the severity, urgency or progression of their disease.

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