Tag Archives: Secondary Care

North West Population Health & Prevention Network: promoting multi-professional Public Health Practice

North West Population Health and Prevention Network (NWPHPN) is a multi professional public health network funded by Health Education England working across the North West. The network supports and develops the public health contribution and role of the healthcare, social care and voluntary sector workforce (wider public health workforce) in the North West of England.

The network contributes to the vision set out in HEE Framework 15 and NHS Five Year Forward View 2014 – specifically the strategic intentions associated with reduced health inequalities and improved population health outcomes. Key characteristics of our future health care workforce includes preventing ill health and assisting people to manage their own health care as appropriate – NWPHPN will enable this role, helping to create healthy cultures in NHS organisations – starting with the workforce. (The Kings Fund)

The network is specifically aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing role of a wide range of professions across the medical, non-medical and social care workforce across a range of settings such as local authorities, primary and secondary care, community care and voluntary sector.

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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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Liaison psychiatry for every acute hospital: integrated mental and physical health

By Royal College of Psychiatrists (2013)

This report summarises existing evidence of need for liaison psychiatry services in all acute hospitals and then provides evidence for the range of problems addressed, and range of interventions required, to meet core mental health demands in acute hospitals. It also contains case examples that demonstrate the benefit of services; provide detailed considerations for service design, including principle organisational standards, access and response standards, hours of operation, remit and staffing; governance is addressed as a range of clinical and organisational risks and how these can be reduced by liaison psychiatry services are described. Lastly, key considerations required to set local standards for common mental health-related problems that occur in acute hospitals are provided.

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Smoking cessation: acute, maternity and mental health services

By NICE (2013)

This guidance aims to support smoking cessation, temporary abstinence from smoking and smokefree policies in all secondary care settings.

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The power of partnership: how to seize the potential: a practical guide to forming and maintaining cross-sector partnerships in healthcare

By Sodexo (December 2013)

This report explores the case for partnership working, helps define partnership and highlights the things to consider when navigating the procurement process. It looks at three phases of the partnership process: getting started, procurement and delivery.

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The state of health care and adult social care in England 2012/13

By Care Quality Commission (November 2013)

This year’s State of Care report looks at the pressures on A&E services due to an increase of admissions for ‘avoidable’ conditions. It also brings together the findings of more than 35,000 inspections to try and give a picture of the quality of health and social care services in 2012/13.

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Focus on preventable admissions: trends in emergency admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions, 2001 to 2013

By Quality Watch (2013)

This QualityWatch Focus On report examines trends in emergency
admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions. Focus On reports
provide snapshots and longitudinal analyses of aspects of quality in a
particular area or areas of care.

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