Monthly Archives: September 2015

Psychological support for people living with cancer: commissioning guidance for cancer care in London

By NHS Transforming Cancer Services Team for London (2015)

The London Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network, in partnership with the Transforming Cancer Services Team for London, has produced this guidance to support commissioners and service providers in improving psychological support across the cancer pathway. It includes ten recommendations covering commissioning, workforce education, training and supervision, and service development and delivery.

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Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health

Article published in The Lancet, June 22nd 2015

This final report of the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change highlights the threat that climate change poses to public health. It argues that there is a key opportunity to invest in public health and build a resilient health system.

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Mental health crisis review – experiences of black and minority ethnic communities

By Race Equality Foundation (2015)

The Race Equality Foundation was commissioned by the Care Quality Commission to conduct a series of interviews and focus groups with black and minority ethnic people, in specific areas, who had experience of crisis care. These areas were: Ealing, Lambeth, Northampton, Sandwell and Southampton. This report presents the results of this work and provides an insight into patient experience of mental health crisis care from a BME perspective.

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Public Health England Health & Justice Report 2014

By Public Health England (2015)

This report details the important changes in the health and justice system and discusses the public health needs of people in prisons and other prescribed places of detention. It found that this group experienced a number of health inequalities, including suffering a higher burden of chronic illnesses, mental health and substance misuse problems than the general public. It argues that improving health in prisons can help deal with entrenched inequalities, ultimately benefiting the health of the communities to which the majority of prisoners return, while tackling substance misuse problems in prisons also helps to reduce re-offending rates.

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Making sense and making use if patient experience data

By Membership Engagement Services (2015)

This report looks at patient experience data: how and what is being collected; how it is being used for improvements and how patients are being involved. It offers findings for further discussion and suggests next steps, and highlights case studies of where this is happening on the ground and the impact it is having.

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NHS Greater Manchester Primary Care Demonstrator Evaluation

By Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Greater Manchester (2015)

As part of its 2013 Primary Care Commissioning Strategy, NHS England (Greater Manchester) funded a programme of six ‘demonstrator communities’ to implement and test new and innovative ways of delivering primary care services, with a key focus on increased access to general practice, integration and the use of technology. This report outlines the findings from an evaluation of these pilot sites, particularly in relation to the utilisation of seven-day services and the relationship between increased GP appointment availability and A&E or urgent care admissions

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Sexual health commissioning in local government: building strong relationships, meeting local needs

By Local Government Association (2015)

These nine case studies showcase local government experience of commissioning sexual health services since taking over this responsibility in April 2013

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