Silver linings

But revitalised HWB Boards could be crucial in focussing on one of the biggest challenges we face. Recent King’s Fund analysis describes the impact of the HWB Boards to date as variable and limited, with little sign that they provide the collective leadership needed to tackle pressing issues. By common consent, the 2012 Health and Social Care Act [...] Read more ...

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26 Feb 2015

joing the dots - making healthcare work better for the local economy

Public Health England Curiously, while the reforms were intended to deliver public health responsibilities to the front line, national attention has been disproportionately focused upon the establishment and function of Public Health England (PHE). 2 Butler-Jones, D The Chief Public Health Officer ’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada [...] Read more ...

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26 Feb 2015

England-wide survey finds strong evidence of collaboration between public health and transport teams in local government

England-wide survey finds strong evidence of collaboration between public health and transport teams in local government Thursday, February 26, 2015 - Levels of collaboration have improved following public health’s ‘return’ to local government in April 2013 - An England-wide survey of Directors of Public Health (DsPH) commissioned by pteg has [...] Read more ...

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26 Feb 2015


DEEP Guide: Dementia words matter Page 4 of 4 preferable to use ‘person with dementia’ or ‘person living with dementia’ as a rule. DEEP Guide Dementia words matter: Some of the more common types of dementia include Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy Body dementia, and fronto-temporal dementia e.g. It is DEEP Guide: [...] Read more ...

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26 Feb 2015

Fixing America's Mental Healthcare System

As state and federal budgets get tighter, spending on mental illness has dramatically fallen -- contributing to significant gaps in America’s mental health safety net. Cash-strapped Medicaid programs bear a large part of the burden of caring for those with mental illness and these programs’ budget troubles are only expected grow.
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26 Feb 2015

Caring for the Carers: Rethinking Services in Havering

When it comes to social services, informal care is a lightweight term for a heavy set of responsibilities. With all this in mind, our team developed and delivered a list of recommendations for improving carers’ local offerings in Havering. Even a few hours spent away from their duties—whether that time is spent relaxing, sleeping, or catching u [...] Read more ...

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26 Feb 2015