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News in brief – April 2012 | Medical Directors' Bulletin

News in brief – April 2012 | Medical Directors' Bulletin | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
The Department of Health has launched a consultation on standardised (or 'plain') packaging of tobacco products, to explore whether this could reduce the uptake of smoking and bring additional public health benefits.
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Review of third sector role in public service design

Review of third sector role in public service design | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
THE Scottish Government should conduct a review of third and private sector involvement in planning how to spend £500m in funding designed to change public services and avoid a public spending crisis, MSPs said this week.
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Today in healthcare: Wednesday 9 May - The Guardian (blog)

Today in healthcare: Wednesday 9 May - The Guardian (blog) | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)Today in healthcare: Wednesday 9 MayThe Guardian (blog)Guardian local government network: Public health- bridging the cultural faultlines Planning has disengaged with public health, but evidence points to a link between fast food...
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The Baleful Effects of NHS Privatisation Are Already Happening ...

The Baleful Effects of NHS Privatisation Are Already Happening ... | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
Directors of public health at local authority level will 'assure' the system, but will have no powers or resources to enforce what needs to be done to make the systems safe.” The Guardian ...
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Prime Minister's challenge on dementia | Department of Health

Prime Minister's challenge on dementia | Department of Health | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
Public health, adult social care, and the NHS. GP treating a ... The Alzheimer's Society will be leading the work on dementia awareness and communities and has been working closely with the Prime Minister and Department of Health.
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First health visitor implementation progress report published ...

First health visitor implementation progress report published ... | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
The programme acknowledges that health visitors, working in partnership with GPs, midwives, school nurses, Sure Start Children's Centres and other local organisations, have a crucial role in ensuring that all young children are able to get best...
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Cabbages and Kings: LINks and the Big Society

Cabbages and Kings: LINks and the Big Society | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
Instead of creating independent statutory bodies led by local people who can monitor, influence, involve the public, hold the local authority and NHS to account; the government plan to create weak bodies that will not be independent, ...
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Child Health Profiles for 2012 | Transparency

Child Health Profiles for 2012 | Transparency | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
By using the profiles, local organisations can work in partnership to plan and commission evidence-based services based on local need.
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Better care to prevent falls and fractures will improve lives and save ...

If significant improvements aren't made to prevention services, admissions will double and the NHS and Local Authorities will need to spend £6 billion a year on hip fractures by 2036. ...
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GM Public Health Practice Unit | cross-sector working

GM Public Health Practice Unit | cross-sector working | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
NWHBO feels these are timely workshops with the ongoing creation of Health and Wellbeing Boards, the integration of public health into Local Authorities and an increased interest from partners across the North West in ...
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A short guide to health and wellbeing boards | Modernisation of ...

A short guide to health and wellbeing boards | Modernisation of ... | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
Each top tier and unitary authority will have its own health and wellbeing board. Board members will collaborate to understand their local community's needs, agree priorities and encourage commissioners to work in a more ...
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Health and wellbeing boards – what you need to know | Chief ...

Health and wellbeing boards – what you need to know | Chief ... | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
The boards are a forum to bring together the bodies that understand the needs of the community they represent – including the NHS, local authorities, public health and social care.
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Healthy Living Pharmacy Portsmouth Training | learning links

Healthy Living Pharmacy Portsmouth Training | learning links | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
Recently an article by the Department of Health which looked a New Focus for Public Health use the Healthy Living Pharmacies as a case study and said 'In the future system, we expect to see local authorities leading on ...
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Public health: encouraging employers to take responsibility - PersonnelToday.com

Public health: encouraging employers to take responsibility - PersonnelToday.com | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
Public health: encouraging employers to take responsibilityPersonnelToday.comDame Carol Black, expert adviser to the Department of Health and chair of the Health at Work Network.
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Disability Rights UK: Disability rights – in need of development

Such imagination and innovation should equally be brought into local authority and health commissioning processes through the involvement of disabled people and other public service users.
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NICE consults on new public health guidance aiming to help prevent ...

NICE consults on new public health guidance aiming to help prevent ... | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
“The aim of this new draft guidance is to help tackle obesity using a 'community wide' approach, by encouraging different organisations including local government, community groups and networks to take action and work together to plan and implement...
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Food for Life Partnership success recognised by continued Big ...

Food for Life Partnership success recognised by continued Big ... | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
This grant will enable us to work with local authorities who now have responsibility for public health and new partners to develop the programme. Our national partnership of four charities – Soil Association, Focus on Food, ...
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Arrangements for planning and responding to incidents and ...

Arrangements for planning and responding to incidents and ... | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
This will create appropriate structures and functions in the NHS Commissioning Board, Public Health England and with directors of public health in local authorities. An important part of our health system is the way that it plans ...
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How can health and social care be encouraged to integrate? - The Guardian

How can health and social care be encouraged to integrate? - The Guardian | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
How can health and social care be encouraged to integrate?The GuardianBut do the planned changes for England outlined in the government's health and social care reforms offer older people the prospect of improved services in the new-look NHS?
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Public Health to Local Authority Transfer Toolkit « NHS Bolton ...

Information in the resource reflects a snapshot of progress in January 2012 based on discussions with regional public health, case study areas, local public health, local authority representatives and a review of progress reports from ...
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Update from Dame Barbara Hakin – National Director of ...

Update from Dame Barbara Hakin – National Director of ... | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
Commissioning of public health services will be undertaken by Public Health England (PHE) and local authorities, although the NHS CB will commission, on behalf of PHE, many of the public health services delivered by the NHS.
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GPs have warned that the NHS may be forced to expand treatment rationing ... - The Guardian (blog)

GPs have warned that the NHS may be forced to expand treatment rationing ... - The Guardian (blog) | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)GPs have warned that the NHS may be forced to expand treatment rationing ...The Guardian (blog)This evening event offers a forum for debate and discussion, to develop practical solutions and to help shape public health policy,...
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Growing health inequalities within local authorities suggest a need ...

Growing health inequalities within local authorities suggest a need ... | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
We announced the baseline for that framework this time last year, thanks to our partnership with the London Health Observatory (LHO). Our units of analysis consisted of 150 'upper-tier' local authorities in England and the ...
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View from the MD's chair…February 2012 | Transforming Public ...

View from the MD's chair…February 2012 | Transforming Public ... | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
David Behan, Director General, Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, Department of Health (DH) and I wrote to all NHS and local authority chief executives and directors of public health when the Department published ...
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How will local Healthwatch work? | Modernisation of health and care

How will local Healthwatch work? | Modernisation of health and care | health and wellbeing boards | Scoop.it
The working group included representatives of LINks, of local authorities and of the voluntary sector. ...
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