Using data to improve dementia care in England

Public Health England, January 2016

PHE has published a new Dementia Profile, providing access to local authority and CCG level data across the whole dementia care pathway.  The tool, developed by Public Health England’s (PHE’s) National Dementia Intelligence Network (DIN) , presents a major change in the way dementia data will be used locally.  The profile will enable bespoke comparison between local authorities and CCG’s in England in one, interactive online platform.

The profile shares key information, such as how many people have dementia broken down by area and age; the number of people who have received an NHS health check; the number of people who have depression; emergency hospital admission numbers; and where people with dementia die.

Click here to view the tool online.

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Building the House of Care

The Health Foundation, December 2015

This paper explores how the House of Care, a coordinated approach to personalised care and support planning, can transform the health and care of people with long-term conditions (LTCs). It contains case studies of evolving practice in Leeds and Somerset and seeks to understand how two whole health economies – individuals, communities, health and social care services and others – are working to manage the rise in the number of people with multiple LTCs and enhance their care experiences. The paper is intended for CCGs, public health teams, other front-line providers and national bodies.

Click here to read the paper.

Models of Care for High-Need, High-Cost Patients: An Evidence Synthesis

The Commonwealth Fund, November 2015

This report by the Commonwealth Fund describes research about clinical care models or care management programs implemented by health care provider organisations to improve outcomes and reduce costs for high-need, high-cost patients.

Click here to read the report.

‘Homes not hospitals’ for people with learning disabilities

NHS England, November 2015

People with a learning disability and/or autism will be supported to lead more independent lives and have greater say about the support they receive under a national plan published by NHS England to radically improve learning disability services.

Building the right support: A national implementation plan to develop community services and close inpatient facilities contains plans which have been developed with significant contribution and constructive challenge from people with learning disabilities and/or autism, their families and carers, and a range of commissioners, providers, voluntary sector and representative groups.

Click here for further information and to access the report.

Guidance for commissioners of financially, environmentally, and socially sustainable mental health services

Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health, November 2015

This guide supports commissioners, local health authorities and providers to think broadly, but practically, about building sustainable, resilient communities that have the potential, over time, to reduce mental ill health.

Click here for further information and to download the guide.

Measuring Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People

Public Health England, October 2015

This resource is designed to help local organisations decide how to best gauge the mental wellbeing of children and young people in their areas. It also helps to identify local opportunities to enhance wellbeing, including through community or physical activities, as well as factors that may have a negative impact, such as high crime rates and family breakdown.

Click here for further information and to download the resource.

Models of Dementia Assessment and Diagnosis: Indicative Cost Review

NHS England, September 2015

This report identifies and reviews in detail three models of dementia assessment and diagnosis currently being used in dementia care in the NHS in England. Through semi-structured interviews with each unit it presents indicative costs for each model, benefits for patients and carers, key messages and considerations about developing the service, giving insight into how a local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) might approach a review of their local service with an aim to making improvements.

Click here to view the full report.