Tagged: health and wellbeing

Global Burden of Disease study shows mixed picture for UK health

Life expectancy in the UK has improved over the last 20 years, but levels of ill health have not and the UK is now below average compared with 18 other countries on many important indicators. These data are revealed by … Read more → – Global Burden of Disease study shows mixed picture for UK health

Aligning research and science

Duncan Selbie on the latest developments for Public Health England There will be many opportunities over coming weeks and months to flesh out our priorities as we agree work programmes with the Secretary of State, the Local Government Association and … Read more → – Aligning research and science

A short guide to health and wellbeing boards

What are health and wellbeing boards? The Health and Social care Act 2012 establishes health and wellbeing boards as a forum where key leaders from the health and care system work together to improve the health and wellbeing of their … Read more → – A short guide to health and wellbeing boards

New start date and funding for local Healthwatch

Further details on the establishment of local Healthwatch bodies, including a new start date and extra funding, have been set out by Health Minister Andrew Lansley. Following feedback from local authorities and Local Involvement Networks, they now have until April … Read more → – New start date and funding for local Healthwatch

Aiming for the new holy grail

John Wilderspin, National Director of Health and Wellbeing Board Implementation, looks at the challenge of achieving integrated working between the NHS and local government. Among all the arguments surrounding other key elements of the Health and Social Care Bill, progress … Read more → – Aiming for the new holy grail