2017 drug strategy

Home Office, July 2017

The drug strategy 2017 sets out how the government and its partners, at local, national and international levels, will take new action to tackle drug misuse and the harms it causes.

Click here to access the Drug Strategy and associated documents.

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Wider Determinants of Health: March 2017

Public Health England, March 2017

This tool brings together local indicators and resources about the wider determinants of health.

It is designed to draw attention to the broad range of individual, social and environmental factors which influence our health. It will provide the public health system with intelligence regarding the wider determinants of health to help improve population health and reduce health inequalities.

Click here to access the tool and associated data and guidance.

Delivering sustainability and transformation plans: from ambitious proposals to credible plans

The King’s Fund, February 2017

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) have been developed in 44 footprints across England, with the aim of transforming care in line with the NHS five year forward view. But can the proposals in STPs be delivered? Our new report looks in detail at the content of the 44 STPs and the opportunities and challenges for implementation. The report is accompanied by a short briefing that discusses the seven key opportunities and challenges facing the STPs.

Click here to view the full report.

The sustainability and transformation plans: a critical assessment

Centre for Health and Public Interest, February 2017

This report assesses the published drafts for STP plans and it raises concerns around the credibility of the implementation measures outlined in the plans. It argues that the scale of the planned reduction in hospital services implies rationing and risks the collapse of some services.

Click here to view the full report.

Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2015: Baby Boomers: Fit for the Future

Department of Health, December 2016

This report by the Chief Medical Officer looks at the health of the ‘baby boomer’ generation (broadly, those born between 1945 and 1964).

It considers topics such as the impact of lifestyle choices on current and future health, mental health, sexual health, and screening and immunisation programmes.

Click here to view the full report.