Health Management and Policy Alert

‘A different ending’: addressing inequalities in end of life care This review of end of life care found that people from certain groups in society sometimes experience poorer quality care because providers do not always understand or fully consider their needs. In light of this, the report argues that some commissioners and providers might not be fulfilling their duties under the Equality Act 2010 as all public bodies have a legal duty to consider the needs of a range of equality groups when carrying out their day-to-day work. The review identified examples of good practice, but found that action is needed to make sure everyone has the same access to high quality, personalised care at the end of their lives, regardless of their diagnosis, age, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or social circumstances. Overview report Good...

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Integrated Care Bulletin

Integrated care to address the physical health needs of people with severe mental illness: a rapid review People with mental health conditions have a lower life expectancy and poorer physical health outcomes than the general population. Evidence suggests that this discrepancy is driven by a combination of clinical risk factors, socioeconomic factors and health system factors. The objective of this research was to explore current service provision and map the recent evidence on models of integrated care addressing the physical health needs of people with severe mental illness primarily within the mental health service setting....

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Integrated Care Bulletin

The future of GP collaborative working This report showcases how GPs are designing and leading innovative schemes to improve the integration of care in the best interests of patients. It highlights seven case studies spanning a wide range of services across the UK, covering different specialties, different population groups and different ways of addressing complex issues....

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Integrated Care Bulletin

Gardens and health: implications for policy and practice The National Gardens Scheme commissioned The King’s Fund to write an independent report on the benefits of gardens and gardening on health. The report reviews the existing evidence and evaluates the important place that gardening interventions have in the wider health and care system. It also includes a menu of recommendations for national strategic action as well as local front-line action....

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State of Caring Conference 2016 – Carers Strategy takes centre stage

State of Caring conference 2016 – Carers Strategy takes centre stage Understand the lived experience of carers, give us the foundations of support to care well without compromising our own health, and appreciate that health and care professionals are not the only experts. These and other sentiments were candidly and positively...

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