Personalised commissioning in adult social care

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

Commissioning adult social care services through personal budgets and direct payments is an important way of giving care users more choice and control over their services. When implemented well they improve users’ quality of life. The Department of Health, however, requires a deeper understanding of the best ways to implement personalised commissioning, according to the National Audit Office. Local authorities spent £6.3 billion on long-term...

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NHS Chief announces plan for ten healthy new towns

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

The head of NHS England will today (Tuesday) announce plans to create ten NHS-supported ‘healthy new towns’ across the country, covering more than 76,000 new homes with potential capacity for approximately 170,000 residents. Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, will use a speech to the Kings Fund in London to name the sites that form NHS England’s Healthy New Town programme, supported by Public Health England (PHE).The NHS will help...

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Healthcare corruption results in deaths of tens of thousands of people every year

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 1 comment

· Public funding allocated to medical research because it is likely to be profitable, not because it will be beneficial for patients · UK’s leading doctors call for immediate inquiry into safety of medicines · Britain faces “epidemic of misinformed doctors and misinformed patients”, senior NHS cardiologist warns Leading NHS cardiologist, Dr Aseem Malhotra, has today highlighted a complete healthcare “system failure” that is resulting in the...

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HIV and sexual health sector unite against government cuts

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

HIV charities from Liverpool (Sahir Trust) to Leicestershire (LASS) to London have come together with health professional bodies, British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), and British HIV Association to launch a new national campaign opposing cuts to HIV services across the country -‘Support people with HIV: Stop the cuts’. Increasing numbers of local authorities are pulling funding from HIV support services. The campaign has...

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National Health Service’s (NHS’s) approach to the treatment of obesity is failing patients

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

New case study highlights need to rebalance prevention vs. treatment strategies A new case study entitled Confronting Obesity in the UK: The need for greater coherence has been published today by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), with experts calling for a coherent strategy to tackle obesity1. The study explores the UK’s approach to obesity management and interviews experts, highlighting that the fragmentation of the NHS’s obesity...

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