Monday, 17 July 2017

Sustainability and Transformation Plans: Five key questions for planners

"For each STP, five key questions need to be asked:

  1. Will there be enough staff with the right skills?
  2. Will there be enough beds?
  3. Will there be good access to non-emergency (elective) care?
  4. Will NHS care still be good quality care?
  5. Will NHS care be effectively complemented by social care and public health measures?"

Sustainability and Transformation Plans: Five key questions for planners
V Kotecha
Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI)
July 2017

Read the report here.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Rebooting health and social care integration

"This report is an attempt to explain why health and social care integration should be the catalyst to ‘build it around the passenger’. It focuses on making it work for the individual, not creating a more perfect system for professionals."

Rebooting health and social care integration: An agenda for more person centred care
L Booth-Smith
July 2017

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Friday, 7 July 2017

Meeting the public health needs of the armed forces

This resource has been developed for local authorities, local Defence Medical Services (DMS) and those supporting the health needs of the armed forces community in England to help support and strengthen local relationships to meet the public health needs of armed forces populations.

Meeting the public health needs of the armed forces: A resource for local authorities and health professionals
Local Government Association
July 2017

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Friday, 30 June 2017

International profiles of health care systems

This publication presents overviews of the health care systems of Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United States. Each overview covers health insurance, public and private financing, health system organization and governance, health care quality and coordination, disparities, efficiency and integration, use of information technology and evidence-based practice, cost containment, and recent reforms and innovations. In addition, summary tables provide data on a number of key health system characteristics and performance indicators, including overall health care spending, hospital spending and utilization, health care access, patient safety, care coordination, chronic care management, disease prevention, capacity for quality improvement, and public views.

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

How can whole systems think

Interesting paper, looking at the role of technology in mapping disease outbreaks. "This paper addresses the potential of new 'collective intelligence assemblies' that can contribute in powerful ways to the intelligence of fields such as healthcare, environmental management and the labour market."

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Mulgan G, Krivova V. (2017) How can whole systems think: collective intelligence assemblies and the case for 'intelligence design'. London: Nesta

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Open innovation in health: A guide to transforming healthcare through collaboration

This guide explores examples of open innovation in the field of health from around the world. It analyses the ways that companies, governments, researchers and citizens are collaborating to improve the innovation process, from the way that problems are identified to how new products and services are created and then adopted by providers of healthcare. Click here to read more.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Improving the health of the public by 2040

"Over the coming decades, the UK population will face a wide range of complex health challenges and opportunities, many of which can only be fully addressed through strategies to secure and improve the health of the public as a whole. This report explores how to organise our research environment to generate and translate the evidence needed to underpin such strategies."

Improving the health of the public by 2040: Optimising the research environment for a healthier, fairer future
The Academy of Medical
September 2016

Read more here.