Wednesday, 23 November 2011
The UCL Institute of Health Equity, which will be led by Professor Sir Michael Marmot, will receive £1 million funding from the Department of Health over the next three years to take forward action that will reduce health inequalities in England.
The Institute, which will be independent, will also be supported by UCL, the British Medical Association and independently commissioned projects.
The UCL Institute of Health Equity will collect the latest evidence, provide expert advice and share best practice both locally and internationally. It will build on previous world-renowned research and reviews led by Professor Marmot such as The Whitehall Study and the Fair Society, Healthy Lives review, which underpinned the recent public health white paper. NHS Networks
You can find the full report on the Equality and Human Rights Commission web site.
University College London Hospitals and Building Research Establishment have set up a web portal to help Trusts and other healthcare organisations cut carbon emissions, energy use and operate more efficiently. It will give healthcare organisations access to methodologies, processes and information inspired by and developed in the style of Marks and Spencer's Plan A.
This report found that while excellent crisis care does exist, there are problems with inpatient hospitals and community crisis teams including people struggling to get help, staffing problems, poor quality care environments and not enough treatment provided to help people recover. It also sets out a series of recommendations on how crisis care should be improved to give the best possible treatment to some of the most vulnerable people in NHS care.
This briefing looks at social media innovations underway in healthcare as a whole and highlights case studies from Mental Health Network member organisations.
This briefing focuses on the key issues for older women affected by breast cancer and presents recommendations for service improvements in three main areas: early diagnosis; treatment and assessment; and information and support.
Breast Cancer Care
Caesarean birth rates may rise from their present record levels unless urgent action is taken to address the "massive" midwife shortage, childbirth experts have warned. The Independent