Good health should be fundamental to all our lives. But that is not the case for too many people living in England. In most instances, poor health arises from living with a least one of 6 major health conditions. That is why we have taken the decision to develop a major conditions strategy - a blueprint for improving outcomes over the next 5 years covering cancer, heart disease, musculoskeletal disorders, mental ill-health, dementia and respiratory diseases.
The Personalised Care Team and Co-production Working Group have produced this guide to support all those in Tameside and Glossop who want to implement co-production into their health and social care services.
Opening words by Lucy Series Lecturer in the School for Policy Studies at Bristol University Most people take for granted that they will make key decisions about their lives – from what they wear and eat, to their relationships with, where they live, and the millions of everyday decisions that go into building a home and a life. We also know that being able to make decisions about our own lives is critical for wellbeing
Caring is foundational to our society and our economy. Virtually everyone will give and receive care of some form over their lifetime, and everyone benefits from living in a world which is made more compassionate and more prosperous by the work of carers. Yet the immense value of care is not reflected in its material rewards. While professional carers often face low pay and poor working conditions, care performed within or between households is not paid at all.
This King's Fund report shares insights and evidence about how to collaborate well to build a stronger collaborative ethos across health and care services.
The need for action to improve the nation’s health: making England a healthier place to live and work
Many people recognise that both the NHS and the health of the nation are in deep crisis. Whether we look at life expectancy, levels of long-term ill-health, inequalities, mental health or the drivers of poor health such as obesity, England’s recent record is poor and often compares badly to its neighbours.
Almost everyone working in health and care agrees that users’ experiences should drive the design and improvement of services. There are strong moral and ethical reasons for listening to people’s voices, but, in the current context of the health and care system, how can services ensure that listening to people’s voices is a priority and leads to meaningful change?
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published a What Good Looks Like (WGLL) framework to support digital working in adult social care (ASC).
The Personal Health Budget (PHB) Quality Framework supports integrated care boards to create the conditions to meet PHB performance expectations, with a focus on improving operational delivery to deliver high quality care, improve the experience of PHB holders, realise the ‘life changing’ outcomes that PHBs can deliver, develop workforce confidence in commissioning and delivering PHBs and ensuring value for money.