Tag Archives: Public Health Reform

On the Potential Role of Local Pharmacies in Reducing Health Inequalities and Cutting Waiting Times (BBC News / BMJ Open)

Summary Research by Durham University indicates that 89% of England’s population lives less than a 20-minute walk away from a local pharmacy. Pharmacies are capable (potentially, given funding and promotion) of providing a wider range of health services by virtue … Continue reading

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On Pharmacists, Community Pharmacies and Public Health (NHS England / Department of Health / NHS Confederation / LGA / Pharmacy Voice / Royal Pharmaceutical Society)

Summary The Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for NHS England has explained why pharmacists are a valuable resource offering the public access to expert health advice and support. Full Text Link Reference Howard, C. (2014). How we should all make better … Continue reading

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The NHS Mandate: a Mandate from the Government to NHS England, April 2013 to March 2015 (Department of Health)

Summary This updated mandate describes the renewed ambitions for the health service, for the period 2013 – 2015. As with previous editions, it is structured around the five key areas where NHS England (previously called the NHS Commissioning Board) is … Continue reading

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Volunteering in Health and Care (King’s Fund)

Summary This King’s Fund report examines the role(s) and value of volunteers in health and social care. Volunteers can play important roles in improving patient experience, minimising health inequalities and forging better relationships between services and communities. This report offers … Continue reading

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Regional Variations in Premature Death (BBC News / Public Health England)

Summary Public Health England has published the Longer Lives website which ranks local authorities in league tables, using a colour-coded traffic-light system, to highlight regional variations in premature death. Red indicates the worst regions, while green indicates the best areas, when comparing the numbers of people under … Continue reading

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Mandate to Health Education England (Department of Health)

Summary This Department of Health document is the government’s mandate to Health Education England (HEE). It covers strategic objectives for workforce planning, health education, and training and development. HEE works, with the networks of employers and Local Education and Training Boards, … Continue reading

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Improving the Allocation of Health Resources in England (King’s Fund)

Summary This paper explores models of health resource allocation in the NHS and how resource allocation is expected to work post-April 2013. Full Text Link Reference Buck, D. [and] Dixon, A. (2013). Improving the allocation of health resources in England: How … Continue reading

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Guide to the Healthcare System in England and NHS Accountabilities (Department of Health / Nuffield Trust)

Summary This Department of Health guide explains the overall structure of the NHS, following the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It summarises the main organisations in the healthcare system and how their roles are intended to work together. The … Continue reading

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Transforming Health Care: Ten Priorities for Commissioners (King’s Fund)

Summary This paper outlines priorities for commissioners in the NHS, with a view to changes to the healthcare system from April 2013. “The ageing population and increased prevalence of chronic diseases require a strong re-orientation away from the current emphasis on acute and episodic care towards … Continue reading

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Integrated Care: Making Happen at Scale and Pace (King’s Fund)

Summary The authors of this King’s Fund paper on integrated care summarise sixteen steps required to enable integrated care become a reality. This document cautions that there is no universal solution or approach to integrated care, and that there is … Continue reading

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