Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future

Health Education England, February 2019

This is the report of the findings of the Topol Review, led by Dr Eric Topol.  The review explored how to prepare the healthcare workforce, through education and training, to deliver the digital future.  The report looks at how technological and other developments are likely to change the roles and functions of clinical staff, and investigates the skills that will be needed for these roles and how health education will need to adapt to facilitate this.

Click here to view the full report.

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Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health

The House of Commons Select Science and Technology Committee, January 2019

This report provides the findings of an inquiry examining whether the growing use of social media, and screens, among children is healthy or harmful.  It looks at the evidence base for such claims, and whether any new measures or controls are required.  The report highlights the benefits of social media, while also revealing the potential risks children face when accessing social media, and suggests what can be done to protect young users when they are online.

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The next generation: how intergenerational interaction improves life chances of children and young people

United for All Ages, January 2019

This report looks at how intergenerational interaction can have benefits for children and young people who currently face a growing crisis of confidence, loneliness and anxiety, often fearful about the future, fragmented families, segregated by age, with cuts in services and financial support.  The report finds that interaction between older and younger people can help address these issues – starting at an early age with nurseries and care homes linking, through schools, colleges and universities, to mentoring and community projects.

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BMJ Best Practice

Lancashire Care, February 2019

Lancashire Care staff can now access BMJ Best Practice directly from the Library’s TrustNet page.  Just go to the Library and Information service page on TrustNet and click on the Quick Link to BMJ Best Practice.

You can still use your LCFT OpenAthens account to access BMJ Best Practice from home or on a personal device.  Once you are logged in, you can create a personal account which will allow you to track CPD and download the BMJ Best Practice app.

Click here to login to BMJ Best Practice using your OpenAthens account.

Participation: its impact on services and the people who use them

Iriss, January 2019

This report finds that projects and services which use co-production methods, such as co-delivery of services, are positive and beneficial to service users.  However, the report also finds that there is a need for more evidence on costs savings, social return on investment and impact on health and wellbeing, developed and delivered through participation.

Click here to view the report.