Monthly Archives: November 2015

Exploring how avalable NHS data can be used to show the inequality gap in mental healthcare

By Open Public Services Network (2015)

This project, funded by the Cabinet Office Public Sector Transparency Board, set out to explore how far public data about mental health services could be turned into useful public information for people using those services, their families and local communities.

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Excellence in continence care: practical guidance for commissioners, providers, health and social care staff and information for the public

By NHS England (2015)

This guidance finds that increased preventative services, good quality, easily available information and advice, as well as integrated health and social care could have a significant impact on the numbers of children and adults suffering with continence issues and the severity of their health and social problems. It brings together the most up-to-date evidence based resources and research to support commissioners and providers of health services to enable them to make real and lasting changes to raise standards of care for continence. It encourages greater collaboration between health and social care, working in partnership with the third sector, as set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View.

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The district council contribution to public health: a time of challenge and opportunity

By The King’s Fund (2015)

This report was commissioned by the District Councils’ Network in 2015. Its intention is to contribute to the understanding, assessment and development of the role of district councils in improving the health of their citizens and communities. It focuses on district councils’ role in promoting public health through some of their key functions and enabling roles.

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Briefing: The health and care of older people in England 2015

By Age UK (2015)

This report examines trends in funding, provision and the use of health and care services to investigate whether the health and care system is meeting the needs of older people in England.

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Diabetes 2015: Care in Crisis: a survey highlighting the views of people with diabetes and how that relates to the reality of today’s NHS

By InDependent Diabetes Trust (2015)

This report outlines the results of a survey of over 15,000 people with diabetes and found that 40 per cent of those surveyed believe that the NHS has “worsened” since the reforms. It also found that 37 per cent were not given appropriate advice and information about diet and exercise at the time of diagnosis. It calls on the government to introduce a specialist diabetes organisation which would work with the clinical community to drive improvements in care and stresses that CCGs should be more strongly encouraged to follow NICE commissioning guidance for diabetes education courses.

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What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity?

By Public Health England (2015)

This briefing provides an overview from the evidence about what works in schools and colleges to increase levels of physical activity among children and young people. It is aimed at head teachers, college principals, staff working in education settings, directors of public health and wider partners.

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