Tag Archives: Atlas of Variation

Updated UK Dementia Atlas (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary The Department of Health’s updated dementia atlas reveals the “postcode lottery” of regional variations in how well the local services in different areas perform in the prevention, diagnosis, support and care for people with dementia. The dementia atlas maps five … Continue reading

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Age Discrimination in Availability of Surgery (BBC News / Royal College of Surgeons / Age UK)

Summary The Royal College of Surgeons and Age UK again found a wide variations in access to treatment. Their recent investigation examined surgery rates for six common procedures across England’s 211 CCGs and detected worrying differences in access to surgery between … Continue reading

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Putting Dementia on the Map (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge)

Summary An interactive map presents what is known currently about dementia care, support and research across the country. There are three major topic areas: In the community. At hospital. The future of care. Full Text Link Reference Putting Dementia on … Continue reading

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The Environment and Health Atlas: England and Wales (BBC News / MRC / PHE)

Summary Researchers at Imperial College London have produced an online map of population-wide health information for England and Wales, which allows users to enter their postcodes to discover their local community’s risk of developing 14 conditions, including heart disease and … Continue reading

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NHS Price Comparison Website: Improving Procurement in the NHS (BBC News)

Summary Two years ago the National Audit Office estimated that more than 10% might be saved through better procurement in the NHS. A price comparison website is to be created to help the NHS in England save millions of pounds in how … Continue reading

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Knowledge for Commissioning: Prospectus for Clinical Commissioning Groups (NHS LKS)

Summary This brief prospectus explains the many benefits of the services which NHS Library and Knowledge Services (LKS) can offer to commissioners. Full Text Link Reference Cooke, R. Roddham, M. Skinner, B. [and] Turner, J. (2013). Knowledge for commissioning: prospectus … Continue reading

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Innovation Health and Wealth (IHW): One Year On (Department of Health)

Summary This report gives an update on the implementation of the NHS Chief Executive’s “Innovation health and wealth: accelerating adoption and diffusion in the NHS” report, published in December 2011, defining the Department of Health’s agenda for delivering innovation throughout the … Continue reading

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Star Approach to Priority Setting: Improving Patient Care and Saving Money (Health Foundation)

Summary Clinical commissioning groups in England will need tools to help them make difficult disinvestment decisions. This “Looking for value in hard times” report, from Health Foundation, describes – as an example – how NHS Sheffield used the Star (Socio-Technical Allocation … Continue reading

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Health Investment Tools (Department of Health / Health Investment Network)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary The Health Investment website, launched in 2010 as part of the QIPP Right Care Programme, helps … Continue reading

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