Public Health England’s heatwave mortality monitoring aims to provide information on excess deaths observed during heatwaves each year to inform public health actions. As per the annual heatwave plan, this is carried out each time the Met Office issues a Level 3 heatwave alert. This report summarises the excess deaths observed throughout the heatwaves of summer 2016.
This report outlines approaches to risk and reward sharing as they might apply to integrated care systems in the NHS. It is designed for those involved in establishing NHS integrated care systems, particularly NHS directors of finance, directors of strategy and their teams.
Healthcare professionals in GP surgeries and the community will soon give advice on dementia risk to patients as part of the NHS health check.
Adding the dementia element to the NHS health check programme will enable healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about how they can reduce their dementia risk, such as by maintaining their social life, keeping mentally and physically active and stopping smoking.
A second update to regional Medicines Optimisation Committees (RMOCs) on the implementation of best value adalimumab “biosimilar” medicine products has recently been made available. The briefing, summarises advice on the next steps for commissioners and providers, practical advice in the context of homecare services, progress to date in planning for the patent expiry of the originator adalimumab product Humira® in October 2018.
NHS England has published a new manual for improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT). The manual will help commissioners, managers and clinicians expand their local IAPT services while maintaining quality and ensuring that patients receive effective and compassionately delivered care. It provides guidance on setting up and running an efficient IAPT service that achieves good outcomes, and which creates an innovative and supportive environment for staff and clients. It also explains how to use local and national data to improve understanding of the strengths and limitations of a service.