Monthly Archives: December 2011

Commentaries on (and Considered Responses to) the NHS Operating Framework 2012/13

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary There follows selected links to some of the more considered commentaries on – and responses to – the Department of Health‘s NHS Operating … Continue reading

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The Costs of Caring (Carers UK)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary This Carers UK survey of over 4,000 carers indicates that financial pressures harm the health, wealth, and wellbeing of carers. … Continue reading

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Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13 (NHS Confederation)

Summary The NHS Operating Framework for 2012/13 (November 2011) is intended to help the NHS implement the Government’s health reform programme. This NHS Confederation briefing and commentary clarifies the key points in the operating framework document, and supplies the NHS … Continue reading

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NHS Whistleblowers’ Helpline Launched (BBC News)

Summary A free helpline for whistleblowers in the NHS and social services will be launched on New Year’s Day 2012. The Health Secretary Andrew Lansley wishes to ensure staff can raise concerns over standards without fear of reprisal. The helpline is on 08000 724 725 and is provided … Continue reading

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NHS Confederation Wants Hospital-Based Care Changes (BBC News)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary At least one in four patients might be better off if they were treated by NHS and / or social care staff at … Continue reading

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Models of Individual Patient Hospital Expenditure for General Practice Budgets (Centre for Health Economics, University of York)

Summary The NHS has a system of budgets for general practices to cover hospital expenditure for their patients. This report models individual expenditure using diagnostic information from previous hospital spells, plus a large set of variables measuring population, general practice, and … Continue reading

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The Prediction of Primary Health Care Costs Using Measures of Morbidity and Multi-Morbidity (Centre for Health Economics, University of York)

Summary This paper examines the relationship between the primary care costs of patients (for consultations, tests and drugs) and their age, gender, deprivation and measures of their morbidity and multimorbidity. This information is likely to be of value when calculating budgets … Continue reading

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