The council and CCG’s Comms teams have been working together to develop a better way of engaging (i.e. talking, listening to and working with) communities. Consequently, a commitment has been developed (available on the first page of the survey). We have spoken to the public in order to create and test the commitment. We are now seeking people’s thoughts on how we can make the commitment work in practice. The survey closes 12 noon on 28 October 2019. https://conversations.questionpro.eu
Starting and Developing Well
Indoor climate: impact on health
The RAND Corporation has published Poor indoor climate, its impact on child health and the wider societal costs. This report presents the findings of a project looking at the impact of the indoor climate on human health, and in particular on children’s health, and estimates the overall societal costs related to this. It will be of interest to policy-makers in the fields of public health, housing and education, as well as a broader spectrum of readers.
National Child Mortality Database
The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership has published National Child Mortality Database: first annual report 2019. This is the first annual report of the National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) programme containing data from 1st April 2018 – 31st March 2019. The report collates data collected by Child Death Overview Panels from reviews of all children who die at any time after birth before their 18th birthday.
Young people’s future health
The Health Foundation has published A healthy foundation for the future: the final report from the Young people’s future health inquiry. This final report sets out the range of factors that are putting the UK’s 12-24 year olds at risk of ill-health in later life. It explores whether young people currently have the building blocks for a healthy future; what support and opportunities young people need to secure these building blocks; the main issues that young people face as they become adults; and what this means for their future health and what policy action is needed. Additional link: Health Foundation press release
Dental record keeping standards
NHS England has published Dental record keeping standards: a consensus approach. This document outlines a consensus based record keeping standards for the dental profession. These standards were developed with respect to views expressed by the profession in a national survey with an aim to enable ‘one patient, one record, one standard realisation across the NHS’.
Rough sleepers / Suicide prevention / Charges for overseas visitors
The House of Commons Library has published the following briefing papers:
- Rough sleepers: access to services and support (England) – provides an overview of the support and services that are available for rough sleepers and the challenges rough sleepers can face in accessing them
- Suicide prevention: policy and strategy – examines suicide prevention policies and strategies throughout the UK
- NHS charges for overseas visitors – provides background information on NHS overseas visitor charges. It provides an overview rather than a detailed account of the rules.
Bone and Joint Week 2019
Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are the most prevalent long-term condition and the largest cause of years lived with disability.
Next phase of adult social care recruitment campaign begins
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is launching the second phase of its campaign to get more people working in adult social care, with a focus on 20 to 39 year olds.
State of health and adult social care
The Care Quality Commission has published The state of health care and adult social care in England 2018/19. This report sets out the CQC’s assessment of the state of care in England in 2018/19. It uses data from CQC inspections and ratings, along with other information, including that from people who use services, their families and carers, to inform CQC judgements of the quality of care. The report indicates that quality ratings have been maintained overall but people’s experience of care is determined by whether they can access good care when they need it.
Public Health England and the Centre for Ageing Better have published A consensus on healthy ageing. This statement sets out a vision for making England the best place in the world to grow old giving everyone the opportunities and support they need to have a healthy and good quality later life and making the best use of the strengths, skills and experience of older people.
Health visiting in England
The Institute of Health visiting has published Health visiting in England: a vision for the future. This document sets out the Institute’s vision for the health visiting service in England, the reasoning behind why such a vision is needed and recommendations for the next steps to achieving it.