Spotlight on the 10 High Impact Actions report
This Royal College of General Practitioners report assesses NHS England’s Time for Care Programme – specifically, its 10 High Impact Actions, which aim to cut workload in general practice. It says every GP surgery should be funded to have access to a dedicated social prescriber in a bid to tackle crippling GP workload, and free up their time for those patients most in need of medical care
Going the distance: exercise professionals in the wider public health workforce
This report, written with ukactive, explores how fitness professionals can play an enhanced role in supporting the public’s health. It calls for GP drop-in and smoking cessation services inside gyms and leisure centres to help ease pressure on local health facilities and improve access to health improvement services.
Stress: are we coping
A report from the Mental Health Foundation that looks at the prevalence of stress in the UK and its implications. It also focuses on what we can do to manage and reduce stress and makes recommendations for the government in creating a stress-free UK.
The Prevention Challenge – one year on
Public health professionals in the East Midlands have developed two innovative self-assessment and improvement tools to help NHS provider trusts and clinical commissioning groups take action against preventable long-term diseases caused by lifestyle choices. These reports review progress against the recommendations for both NHS provider trusts and CCGs, including self-identified good practice strengths and planned next steps.
Independent Review of the Mental Health Act: interim report
This review looks at our mental health laws and how they interact with services, good practice and the wider care system summarises progress and early findings of the review. Key concerns highlighted in the report are around rising detention rates, racial disparities in detention, the way in which individuals are detained and the circumstances of their stay while in hospital.
Revaluing parks and green spaces: measuring their economic and wellbeing value to individuals
This report demonstrates that parks and green spaces across the UK provide people with over £34 billion of health and wellbeing benefits and generates savings to the NHS of at least £111 million per year. It calculates that parks provide a total economic value to each person in the UK of just over £30 per year