Tag Archives: Health

AIHW releases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations online services report

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released the publication, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations : online services report – key results 2014-2015 (PDF 12MB). The report, “presents information from 278 organisations across Australia, funded by … Continue reading

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UK NAO report examines the commissioning of specialised services in the NHS

The National Audit Office (NAO) in the United Kingdom has released the report, The commissioning of specialised services in the NHS (PDF 550kb). The report found in part that, “although NHS England took responsibility for commissioning these services three years … Continue reading

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UK case study examines development of service and contracting models for integrated care in Kent

A document entitled, Developing service and contracting models for integrated care for the Kent population (PDF 410kb), discusses. “challenges and issues associated with developing contracts for integrated service models”, for health and social care services in Kent.

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US government announces project designed to bridge clinical and social care

The Whitehouse blogpost, Can helping patients’ social needs also be good for their health?, discusses the introduction of a new model designed to improve outcomes by linking clinical and community services.

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New report examines out-comes based commissioning in the National Health Service

The report, Need to nurture : outcomes-based commissioning in the NHS (PDF 385kb), published by the charity, The Health Foundation, “examines what outcomes-based commissioning means, the evidence to support it, progress to date on introducing the approach in England, and … Continue reading

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Literature review of current models of health service delivery for people with intellectual disability

The Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) have released a literature review (PDF, 1.10 MB) of the current models of health service delivery for people with intellectual disability. “The review identified nine models of health service delivery for people with intellectual disability, … Continue reading

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Article examines the contribution of design to improved healthcare

The Guardian article, How design can make healthcare better, provides some examples of how designers and healthcare professionals are working together to improve healthcare outcomes in the UK.

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Paper examines the issue of cultural competency in health service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) have released the issues paper, Cultural competency in the delivery of health services for Indigenous people (1.6MB). The paper, “aims to examine available evidence on cultural competence in health care settings to … Continue reading

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IPPR releases report on citizen empowerment in health and care

The UK think tank, Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) , has published the report, Powerful people : reinforcing the power of citizens and communities in health and care (PDF 2.6MB). The report, advocates that patient’s should be given, “greater … Continue reading

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palliAGED app launched

A smartphone app entitled, palliAGED has been released as part of the Specialist Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning Advisory Services (Decision Assist) Project. The app is designed to provide information and resources to assist GPs in providing care for … Continue reading

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