The Department of Health has published a framework to support nurses, midwives, health visitors and allied health professionals in accessing the best evidence and support for their public health role. It is also intended to act as a tool for clinical leaders, managers and commissioners to help with the development of services.
The main section headings, or Activities for Population Health, comprise:
- Wider Determinants of Health: aimed at achieving improvements against various factors which influence health and wellbeing, and health inequalities.
- Health Improvement: aimed at helping people live healthy lifestyles, make healthy choices and reduce health inequalities.
- Health Protection: aimed at protecting the population’s health from major incidents and other threats.
- Healthcare Public Health: aimed at reducing the numbers of people living with preventable ill-health and people dying prematurely.
- Health, Wellbeing and Independence: aimed at helping people stay independent, maximising well-being and improving health outcomes.
- Lifecourse: overarching population activity aimed at reducing the impact of health challenges at key stages to improve population health. It involves some or all of the five activities listed above.
Note: The section on Supporting Health Wellbeing and Independence (within Health, Wellbeing & Independence) includes frameworks for Dementia and Falls.
Framework for personalised care and population health for nurses, midwives, health visitors and allied health professionals. Caring for populations across the lifecourse. London: Department of Health / Public Health England, July 2014.
[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 12, July 2014].
Public Health England: Guidance on Management of Communicable Diseases
Public Health England (PHE) has issued guidance on the management of outbreaks of communicable disease in England. This provides a framework for the new public health structures in local authorities, NHS England and other relevant bodies. It covers local and national outbreak management. The guidance also supports CCGs and NHS England area teams to ensure commissioned services have robust plans for responding to outbreaks.
Communicable disease outbreak management: operational guidance. London: Public Health England, August 12th 2014.
This relates to:
Communicable disease outbreak management: operational guidance. London: Public Health England, August 12th 2014. PHE Publications Gateway No. 2014252.