NHS RightCare in partnership with Epilepsy Action, SUDEP Action and Young Epilepsy, this Epilepsy Toolkit will support systems to understand the priorities in epilepsy care and key actions to take. It provides opportunity to assess and benchmark current systems to find opportunities for improvement. It is produced with reference to an expert group of stakeholders and is supported by NICE.
This report describes population health management (PHM) approaches across ten different areas of England. It sets out the benefits these approaches are bringing to patients and organisations, and the challenges that are being faced | NHS Clinical Commissioners
Population health management (PHM) – the use of data to identify specific groups within a population that may have similar characteristics and similar needs, and develop targeted interventions to meet those needs – was a notable theme of the NHS Long Term Plan.
This report brings together PHM stories from ten different areas of England to demonstrate the progress that has been already been made in advancing this approach to healthcare, and what more will need to be done.
It shows that clinical commissioners are a key enabler of population health management approaches because they are well-connected across primary care and secondary care, with strong clinical leadership embedded in real-world practice. However, the report also identifies some real challenges around information governance and data sharing between organisations.
There are already some examples of where PHM is making a positive difference to patients, as well as wider benefits such as increased satisfaction among frontline clinical teams and closer collaboration between organisations.
This report clearly demonstrates that, while CCGs are at different stages of the PHM journey and may be approaching it in different ways, those who are going down this route are seeing the benefits and providing useful learnings for others to follow.
This report describes the extent of inequalities that contribute to poor mental health in the UK today. It explains how certain circumstances interact with our individual risk and discusses communities that are facing vulnerabilities | Mental Health Foundation
For centuries, mental ill-health has been overlooked, misunderstood, stigmatised and, for a long time, inappropriately treated. Much of this is now changing, although misunderstanding and stigma are not yet things of the past.
As a society, we have some way to go before the extent of mental health problems and their damage to our individual and collective wellbeing is fully recognised and comprehensively responded to. The authors of this report argue that reducing mental health problems and their effects warrants the most urgent and committed public health effort of our generation.
As this paper will show, addressing social, economic, cultural and environmental inequalities will take us a long way towards achieving this goal. It makes a clearly evidenced case for why addressing inequalities can help to reduce the prevalence of mental health problems and makes a strong call for cross-sectoral action on mental health. The report concludes with proposed actions to address mental health inequalities.
This document sets out a strategy and action plan to realise the Government’s ambition “for everyone to have five extra years of healthy, independent life by 2035 and to narrow the gap between the richest and poorest”. It makes a number of recommendations and finds that improving the health of our society needs to become a national objective, owned and driven in all places, by charities, businesses and the public, as well as government.
The Guardian| February 2020 | New mothers in England to receive health check six weeks after giving birth
From April 2020 new mums in England who have babies in England will undergo an assessment of their health and wellbeing with either a GP or practice nurse at the surgery.
The appointments will be dedicated to exploring the mother’s health and be separate to the six-week check that all babies already receive. However, many of them will occur immediately before or after the infant’s check, to make the best use of mothers’ and NHS staff’s time.