The 2,000 days project: Practical ideas for reforming health and care

Healthcare at Home, November 2017

An Industry Coalition Group of clinicians, senior leaders in hospitals, primary care, the central bodies, charities and the private sector met earlier this year to take on the challenge of re-energising the NHS approach to handling rising demand, hospital debt, slow technological innovation and growing public expectations.  This report from Healthcare at Home identifies many examples of new care provision,  but also that current reform struggles to deliver the change needed, and integrated care is not happening on the scale required.  This report identifies seven key principles for reform:

  • Person-centred care must be at the heart of every NHS decision and action.
  • Person-centred care means taking every opportunity to maximise our ability to manage our own health. The NHS needs to focus on what we can do, not just try to fix what we can’t.
  • NHS leaders need to see joy and fulfilment in the workplace as key to delivering person-centred care and nurturing innovation.
  • Care services must stop being health and safety police, and take a more balanced approach to risk, to empower staff and let people live the lives they want.
  • Clinicians and managers need to be taught how to think digitally so they develop their own solutions using consumer technology. Online and face-to-face services should be integrated.
  • Where possible there should be direct access, including digital access, to community services.
  • The costs, benefits and practicalities of developing care at home need to be understood and debated.

Click here to view the full report.

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Healthy people, healthy planet

OECD, November 2017

This report was produced to inform the 2017 meeting of the G7 ministers of health. It provides a broad overview of the main policy actions that G7 countries can take to improve population health and to decrease the human footprint on the environment.

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Health at a glance 2017

OECD, November 2017

This report looks at data and trends on different aspects of health systems in OECD countries. The analysis of the UK health system finds that the overall health of Britons is similar to the OECD average but that obesity rates are considerably worse than the OECD average.

Click here to view the UK analysis.

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Tobacco-free generations: protecting children from tobacco in the WHO European Region

World Health Organisation, August 2017

Several Member States in the WHO European Region are moving towards becoming tobacco-free: a smoking prevalence of 5% or less. Emphasis, in particular, is on protecting younger generations from smoking initiation and other tobacco-related harm. Protecting children from tobacco in the Region is essential, not only because smoking initiation is a key component of an important public health crisis, but also because Member States are responsible for supporting various children’s rights. This report highlights ongoing and emerging tobacco-related issues that affect children in the Region and examines the regulatory frameworks, commitments and other tools that Member States should use to protect children from tobacco. This also includes more novel approaches that could – and should – be used to pave the way towards a tobacco-free European Region.

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Prevention concordat for better mental health

Public Health England, August 2017

Public Health England has launched a new national prevention concordat for better mental health, focussed on preventing mental health problems and promoting good mental health. The aim is to galvanise cross-sector action to secure the adoption of effective prevention planning arrangements in all local areas (a Five Year Forward View for Mental Health commitment). As part of this PHE have published a series of documents for use by Commissioners, Providers, Directors of Public Health and local public health teams to create systems that are able to prevent mental ill health as well as treat it.

Click here to view the policy paper.

Click here to access the guidance and additional documents.