How should we think about value in health and care?

The Health Foundation, September 2015

This paper is a step towards creating a new articulation of value in co-production with other stakeholders, in order to achieve the wider Realising the Value programme objective of demonstrating the value of people and communities in their own health and care.

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Ageing: the silver lining: the opportunities and challenges of an ageing society for local government

Local Government Association, June 2015

This report sets out the increasing contribution to society and the economy older people can make through empowered local government and challenges the commonly-held belief that an ageing population is a burden. It also discusses the potential challenges that an ageing society poses and explores the implications for health and social care amongst other issues.

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Creating a better care system: setting out key considerations for a reformed, sustainable health, wellbeing and care system of the future

Local Government Association, June 2015

This report, by Ernst and Young and commissioned by the LGA, is based on the sector’s views and proposes the establishment of a ¬£1.3 billion a year transformation fund until 2019/20 to develop a new health and social care system. Supported by a pooled health and social care budget, devolved powers for health, and reformed incentives, the fund should focus on keeping people independent and preventing complex and long-term conditions.

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Prison health: health and justice annual report

Public Health England, June 2015
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Public Health England works in partnership to identify and meet the health and social care needs of people in prisons and other prescribed places of detention (PPDs), as well as those in contact with the criminal justice system (CJS) in the community.

This report captures a broad range of activity led by the national health and justice team in PHE working both across our own organisation and with a broad range of partners internationally, nationally and locally across all the domains of public health practice.

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Thinking about using a hidden camera or other equipment to monitor someone’s care?

Care Quality Commission, 12 February 2015

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published information for families, carers and those who use health and adult social care services to help people make appropriate decisions on the use of hidden cameras, or any type of recording equipment, to monitor someone’s care.

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