health

Paper that claims that there is more to choice reforms than an attempt to improve the efficiency of a health system. It argues that information imperfections in health care can undermine the case for a sole efficiency related driver in favour of other drivers such as modernization or middle class capture.

A national colloquium was held in November for an invited audience of public health, primary care, and local authority leaders. The summit considered how organisations could start to use the new arrangements for public health and commissioning positively at the local level to deliver better health outcomes and a reduction in health inequalities in the context of budget constraint.

Report that outlines the main findings from a study by ODS Consultants commissioned by Consumer Focus Scotland and Community Food and Health Scotland.

The study included a survey of all Scottish local authorities, three community organisation commissioned case studies, and focus group activity and telephone interviews with older people using food services.

Discussion paper which explores personal health budgets for people receiving NHS Continuing Healthcare. It will be of interest to healthcare professionals whohave a role in NHS Continuing Healthcare or are considering the future implementation of personal health budgets.

The aim of this paper is to examine social inequalities in health as people age using longitudinal data from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study to investigate the effect of selective mortality, the timing of the SES measure and cohort on the inequality patterns.

Report that breaks new ground in examining the ethical challenges potentially posed by factoring environmental outcomes into different levels of health and social care decision-making, including resource allocation and treatments.

The environmental and climate change ethics literatures are considered in conjunction with health and social care ethical principles in order to inform the development of a new sustainable health and social care ethical framework.

Paper that attempts to contribute to the understanding of the role that health plays in accounting for the persistence of economic outcomes across generations by focusing on mental health within families.

This topic is included in the EPPI-Centre knowledge library. The Knowledge Pages facility enables users to search for the key messages within specific subject areas to which EPPI-Centre reviews have contributed.

Briefing developed by EDCM, with the support of The Children’s Trust, Tadworth to: focus attention on disabled children, young people and their families at a time of whole system change; ensure that the voice of patients is heard; make sure that the modernised NHS delivers better services for disabled children, particularly those with complex and/or palliative care needs.

The aim of this briefing paper is to present the current evidence and thinking on asset based approaches for health improvement, the background and rationale for these approaches, and the practical challenges of adopting these approaches in reality.

It is also hoped that it will help stimulate policy makers, practitioners and researchers to think differently about how they might minimise the risks of widening health inequalities and approach the goal of improving the health of communities and populations.