Community healthAugust 17, 2020
£5 million for social prescribing to tackle the impacts of Covid-19
New funding secured by the National Academy for Social Prescribing hopes to expand upon the already successful scheme to help people open up more and overcome difficulties found during the lockdown.
Health PolicyJuly 28, 2020
Helping the country lose weight
The Government has announced a wide range of different rules and regulations to try and encourage the UK to lose weight. These include new labelling systems for food, restrictions on junk food adverts, ending unhealthy food promotion in shops and encouraging social prescribing.
HealthMay 1, 2020
Setting a new precedent for remote patient care
Dr Chris Whittle is an NHS doctor turned Clinical Entrepreneur who wants to change the way people access healthcare in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Community healthMarch 10, 2020
New practical estate guide launched for primary care networks
The National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) has launched a new practical 'how to' guide to help primary care networks (PCNs) start work on developing their premises so they’re able to provide integrated, community-based health and care well into the future.
Health PolicyAugust 20, 2019
NHS Health Check to get a personal touch
Matt Hancock, Sectary of State for Health and Social Care, has launched an evidence-based review into the NHS Health Check to assess the feasibility of adopting a more personalised, preventative approach, depending on individual characteristics.
Health PolicyJuly 31, 2019
Turning policy into practice: Medical technology and the Long-Term Plan
Public Policy Projects (PPP) recently put together a high-level, strategic roundtable to develop practical, actionable steps for medical and digital technology in the community, primary and mental health care sectors. Here are the key recommendations.
Health PolicyJuly 26, 2019
Partnerships, digital and workforce at heart of Long Term Plan success
Decade-long strategies were once considered a ‘nice to have’ rather than a tangible option for UK healthcare. However, with the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, there is a clear pathway for system transformation and better care. Public Policy Projects hosted Simon Stevens to outline his plan.
Health PolicyJuly 22, 2019
The power to pharmacy
A new contractual framework promises to redefine the role of community pharmacies in delivering healthcare, allowing more treatments to be offered to patients through same-day consultations with pharmacists. The plan seeks to relieve pressures on GPs and acute services as part of the NHS LTP
Community healthJuly 19, 2019
The smartphone test providing rapid relief for women with UTI symptoms
Thirty-seven pharmacies across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire now offer an extended service to women who consult them about the symptoms associated with a urinary tract infection. How is the 'Pharmacy First’ Scheme driving better access for patients at the local level?
Community healthJuly 12, 2019
Arden House relieves burden on local hospitals for cancer patients
Cancer patients in North Derbyshire have benefitted from more than 500 local appointments for chemotherapy and other treatments over the past two years, saving them lengthy trips to hospital in Manchester.
Health PolicyJuly 9, 2019
Boys to benefit from HPV vaccine from September
Public Health England has announced that from September 2019, boys aged 12 and 13 will be offered the free Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine as well as girls. Estimates suggest this could prevent over 64,000 cervical cancers and nearly 50,000 non-cervical cancers by 2058.
Health PolicyJuly 1, 2019
Could new Primary Care Networks free up GPs and improve health outcomes?
Around 7,000 practices across England – more than 99 per cent – have come together to form more than 1,200 Primary Care Networks. More time for GPs to treat the sickest patients, closer integration with wider services and a greater focus on prevention – is this the answer to health service woes?

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