Wellbeing and Health Policy (Department of Health)

Summary

The Department of Health has produced presentation slides and a set of short documents reviewing the evidence about: (i) the value and importance of wellbeing for health (mental and physical) throughout an individual’s life-course, and (ii) exploring the implications for policy makers and commissioners.

Wellbeing has the following potential advantages and common characteristics:

  1. It adds years to life and improves recovery.
  2. It is associated with positive health behaviours in adults and children’s
  3. It is broadly associated with positive outcomes.
  4. It influences the wellbeing and mental health of family, friends and the community.
  5. It affects how staff and health care providers work.
  6. It has implications for decisions about patient care practises and services.
  7. It has implications for treatment decisions and costs.
  8. It has implications for decisions about local services.
  9. It may ultimately reduce the healthcare burden and help the NHS to meet mounting financial and efficiency challenges.

Read more: Wellbeing and health policy.

Reference

Wellbeing and health policy. London: Department of Health, February 6th 2014.

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Wellbeing: why it matters to health. Health is the top thing people say matters to their wellbeing. London: Department of Health, January 2014.

A compendium of wellbeing factsheets is available. The titles of most interest here comprise:

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Ageing well. A compendium of factsheets: wellbeing across the lifecourse. London: Department of Health’s Health Improvement Analytical Team, January 2014.

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The relationship between wellbeing and health. A compendium of factsheets: wellbeing across the lifecourse. London: Department of Health’s Health Improvement Analytical Team, January 2014.

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Health behaviours and wellbeing. A compendium of factsheets: wellbeing across the lifecourse. London: Department of Health’s Health Improvement Analytical Team, January 2014.

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Wellbeing and longevity. A compendium of factsheets: wellbeing across the lifecourse. London: Department of Health’s Health Improvement Analytical Team, January 2014.

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International comparisons: where does the UK stand? A compendium of factsheets: wellbeing across the lifecourse. London: Department of Health’s Health Improvement Analytical Team, January 2014.

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Evidence gaps and current / ongoing research. A compendium of factsheets: wellbeing across the lifecourse. London: Department of Health’s Health Improvement Analytical Team, January 2014.

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