Population Health Management

Monday, 3 January, 2022

Infographic, showing top stats, aims and achievements from Bristol Inner City Primary Care Network (PCN). 

This project aimed to improve the health and well-being of a group of people who were at higher risk of developing heart failure. They developed short, medium and long term aims including medication reviews, improvement of understanding on health conditions such as heart failure, reducing smoking rates and increasing physical activity for individuals and across the system reducing admissions to A&E and outpatients and appointments needed in General Practice.

This is a great example of proactive action and prevention in Population Health Management, which is the aim of the Long Term Plan.

A radical new vision for social care

Monday, 1 November, 2021

How should we care for one another? And what might it take to turn our current thinking about care and the care system on its head? How might we tell a new story in which care is not seen as a cost but as an investment in social flourishing? Read the report....

How do we get the best out of automation and AI in health care?

Thursday, 1 July, 2021

This report offers in-depth analysis into the challenges and potential presented by automation and AI in health care and highlights wider implications for the future, setting out considerations for policymakers and the NHS. As well as describing some of the most promising areas of application of automation and AI to health care, the report also explores the challenges, constraints and practical considerations for making the most of automation and AI. The report goes beyond simply considering their potential, to engaging with what it will take to realise the long-term benefits for patients, the public and NHS staff.

Race and Ethnic Disparities

Friday, 4 June, 2021

National Voices statement on the Report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities 

Thu, 1 April 2021

As the leading coalition of health and care charities, it is the work of our 170 members that connects us to the experiences of millions of people, covering a diverse range of health conditions and communities. We are deeply troubled by the approach the Commission has adopted and the conclusions it has reached. Like some of our members have done already, we reject the report’s assertion that structural racism isn’t a major driving factor behind racialised disparities blighting health and wellbeing in this country. 

Collectively, we have ample evidence about the poorer health status of many Black and Brown communities, and the worse outcomes they often derive from health and care services. The data ranges from maternity services to mental health, and from COVID-19 to pain management. The health service itself has acknowledged that as an employer and service provider it falls short of the standards of equity and inclusion it needs to abide by. The same is far too often true for the sector we work in. Of course, race and other inequalities (such as poverty) intersect - sometimes in toxic ways – but it is simply disingenuous to use this insight to deny the existence of racism. 

We need to take the evidence as read, and we need to move on from describing the problem to deploying solutions. In doing so, we need to listen to the experiences of people whose lives are made harder by racism and other inequalities. We do not need to agree on everything, and we can constructively argue about the best strategies for inclusion and equality. But we cannot in good faith deny the facts. National Voices commits to playing our role in leading voluntary and community groups to advocate for and support better health for all.  

Safeguarding Children presentation

Friday, 28 May, 2021

Following Paul Osman's presentation on Safeguarding Adults, he has also produced this Safeguarding Children presentation.

National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) 2021

Friday, 14 May, 2021

NHS Maternity Care for Women with a Body Mass Index of 30 kg/m2 or Above Births between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2017 in England, Wales and Scotland.

This report focuses on the maternal and neonatal outcomes of pregnant women with body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above who gave birth between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2017, compared with those of women with BMI in the range 18.5–24.9. Women with BMI of 30 or above have a higher risk of complications antenatally, intrapartum and postnatally than women with a BMI in the healthy range. Nevertheless, approximately one-third of these women have a pregnancy and birth without complication.