Adult and older adult mental health services 2012-2016

Centre for Mental Health, October 2017

This briefing analyses mental health data from the NHS Benchmarking Network to provide an independent commentary on what the data suggests about mental health provision in England and Wales between 2012 and 2016.

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Spotlight on specialised services

NHS England, September 2017

This report provides an insight into some of the life-transforming specialised services in the NHS that are already being delivered and will continue to be rolled out over the coming years.  This includes the availability of a new drug, rituximab, to target a newly classified autoimmune disease and expanded perinatal mental health inpatient services.

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New parts of the country set to benefit from expansion of diabetes prevention programme

NHS England, June 2017

The head of NHS England, Simon Stevens, has announced 13 new areas are now live and ready to offer a leading NHS prevention programme to patients identified at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Wave 2 of the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is part of a wider package of measures to support people with diabetes and those on the cusp of it, to stay fit, well and prevent further deterioration. Lancashire and Cumbria are a Wave 2 site.

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NHS Commissioning of Specialised Services

House of Commons Library, June 2017

This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the commissioning of specialised services by the NHS in England, for patients with rare or complex conditions. How the commissioning process works is set out in further detail, as well as analysis of the financial management and transparency of specialised commissioning, and recent reforms introduced by NICE and NHS England, including reforms to the Cancer Drugs Fund.

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Towards affordable healthcare: why effective innovation is key

International Longevity Centre, June 2017

This report finds that whilst the UK is well placed to innovate to improve health outcomes and reduce costs, the UK is often not doing enough with the tools at its disposal. Given the challenging financial climate facing the NHS, this report showcases how health care innovations currently employed at home and abroad could increase productivity and reduce costs.

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