Tag Archives: Long-Term Conditions

Peer support: what is it and does it work?

By National Voices (2015)

This review found evidence that peer support can help people feel more knowledgeable, confident and happy, and less isolated and alone. It also showed that there is a limited understanding of the different forms of peer support, how best to deliver support and the forms of training and infrastructure to get the most impact from it. It concludes that further evidence is needed to fully understand the impact that peer support has on the health service and individuals with long-term health conditions.

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Collaborative tuberculosis strategy for England 2015 to 2020

By Public Health England (2015)

This strategy outlines how Public Health England and NHS England intend to organise and resource services to tackle tuberculosis (TB) from 2015 to 2020. It looks at using the assets that already exist in the NHS and the public health system to: support and strengthen local services in tackling TB (particularly in areas of high incidence); ensure clear lines of accountability and responsibility; and provide national support for local action.

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Health and social care information sources: a guide for journalists

By Health & Social Care Information Centre (2015)

Health and social care information sources – a guide for journalists, England, 2015, is a resource for journalists, press teams and others with an interest in health and social care information. It is intended to signpost sources of some of the main areas of health and social care information in England.

The HSCIC produces over 220 national statistical publications per year, covering topics in health, technology and social care. These anonymised, aggregated figures provide a wealth of data and insight to the NHS and wider health and social care sectors, helping to plan services, identify trends and research into particular illnesses and conditions.

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Personalised care for long term conditions

By NHS England (2015)

These handbooks are aimed at supporting commissioners and practitioners in planning services for people with long term conditions (LTCs) in order to achieve more effective, personalised care. The guides cover three key areas: identifying people in the population with LTCs that are most vulnerable and at risk of unplanned hospital admissions; planning personalised care and support; and best-practice multi-disciplinary working across professional and organisational boundaries.

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A rapid synthesis of the evidence on interventions supporting self-management for people with long-term conditions: PRISMS – Practical systematic RevIew of Self-Management Support for long-term conditions

By NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (2015)

The aim of this research was to undertake a rapid, systematic overview of the evidence on self-management support for long-term conditions to inform health-care commissioners and providers about what works, for whom, and in what contexts.

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Sustaining and spreading self-management support

By The Health Foundation (2013)

This report contains the independent evaluation of the second phase of our Co-creating Health improvement programme. The evaluation, conducted by Firefly, provides valuable insight into how to sustain changes in clinical practice to more effectively support people with long-term conditions.

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