Public Health England, February 2018
The return on investment tool pulls together evidence on the effectiveness and associated costs for interventions aimed at preventing falls in older people living in the community. The flexible Excel sheet allows for results to be tailored to the local situation based on the knowledge of the user. All interventions are aimed at those aged 65 and over.
The tool comes with an accompanying report, which details how the tool was constructed and presents the main results.
The second report summarises the findings from a literature review carried out to identify cost-effective interventions.
Click here to access the resources.
The February edition of British Journal of Community Nursing has been published. This issue includes articles on late-onset psoriasis, work-life balance in community nursing and loss, grief and bereavement in palliative care.
Click here to view the table of contents and articles. You will need to login with your LCFT OpenAthens account.
The Commonwealth Fund, January 2018
Commonwealth Fund study that at efforts to integrate care in the United States that identifies five common challenges:
- inadequate strategies to sustain cost-savings, improvement, and funding;
- lack of accurate and timely measurement of return on investment;
- lack of mechanisms to share potential savings between health care and social services providers;#
- lack of expertise to integrate multiple data sources during health care or social services provision;
- lack of a cross-sector workflow evidence base.
Consensus is needed on the most appropriate payment models and ways to move away from fee-for-service.
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Quality Watch, November 2017
Quality Watch briefing that finds that it is difficult to make a meaningful statement about the overall quality of care of community services, because of a lack of routinely available quality data and national indicators of quality.
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The Health Foundation, May 2017
This briefing analyses information on the community care contracts held by 78% of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England to enable better understanding of the provision of these services.
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Public Health England, November 2016
This report is for commissioners of end of life care services, to support new ways of commissioning through using public health approaches to build compassionate communities.
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PSNC, September 2016
Written jointly with Pharmacy Voice, this document sets out the ambitions for community pharmacies to enhance and expand personalised care, support and wellbeing services offered by the sector. The paper also argues for fuller integration with other local health and care services and highlights the role of the community pharmacy in being the facilitator of personalised care for patients with long-term conditions and in being a neighbourhood health and wellbeing hub.
Click here to read the full report.