Wednesday, 28 June 2017

How can whole systems think

Interesting paper, looking at the role of technology in mapping disease outbreaks. "This paper addresses the potential of new 'collective intelligence assemblies' that can contribute in powerful ways to the intelligence of fields such as healthcare, environmental management and the labour market."

Click here to read more.

Mulgan G, Krivova V. (2017) How can whole systems think: collective intelligence assemblies and the case for 'intelligence design'. London: Nesta

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Open innovation in health: A guide to transforming healthcare through collaboration

This guide explores examples of open innovation in the field of health from around the world. It analyses the ways that companies, governments, researchers and citizens are collaborating to improve the innovation process, from the way that problems are identified to how new products and services are created and then adopted by providers of healthcare. Click here to read more.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Improving the health of the public by 2040

"Over the coming decades, the UK population will face a wide range of complex health challenges and opportunities, many of which can only be fully addressed through strategies to secure and improve the health of the public as a whole. This report explores how to organise our research environment to generate and translate the evidence needed to underpin such strategies."

Improving the health of the public by 2040: Optimising the research environment for a healthier, fairer future
The Academy of Medical
September 2016

Read more here.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Four case studies to explore the added value of Oxford AHSN

"The Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN) wishes to demonstrate the value of the various projects and programmes that the network has developed and implemented since it was established in 2013. In order to do this, OHE Consulting and RAND Europe conducted analyses of four case study projects:

  1. Anxiety & Depression Clinical Network: A targeted 5% improvement in recovery rates
  2. Maternity Clinical Network: Improving referral pathways for preterm babies
  3. Energy project: Quantifying the value of energy savings and carbon reduction
  4. Intermittent Pneumatic Compression: Increasing utilisation of IPCs in immobile stroke patients"

Four case studies to explore the added value of Oxford AHSN
G Marsden, A Martin, B Zamora, J Exley, J Sussex, A Towse
Office of Health Economics
September 2016

Download the publication here.

Monday, 12 September 2016

How is the NHS performing?

"This is the 20th report and aims to take stock of what has happened over the past quarter and to assess the state of the health and care system. It provides an update on how the NHS is coping as it continues to grapple with productivity and reform challenges under continued financial pressure."

How is the NHS performing? September 2016: Quality Monitoring report
R Murray, J Jabbal, J Thompson, D Maguire
The King's Fund
September 2016

Read more here.

Understanding quality in district nursing services

"This report investigates what ‘good’ district nursing care looks like from the perspective of people receiving this care, unpaid carers and district nursing staff and puts forward a framework for understanding the components involved. It also looks at the growing demand–capacity gap in district nursing and the worrying impact that this is having on services, the workforce and the quality and safety of patient care. The report makes recommendations to policy-makers, regulators, commissioners and provider organisations as to how to start to address these pressures."

Understanding quality in district nursing services: Learning from patients, carers and staff
J Maybin, A Charles, M Honeyman
The King's Fund
September 2016

Read more here.

The accompanying quality framework for district nursing is available here.

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) explained

"Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) were announced in the NHS planning guidance published in December 2015. NHS organisations in different parts of the country have been asked to come together to develop ‘place-based plans’ for the future of health and care services in their area. Draft plans were submitted in June 2016, and final plans are expected to be completed in October."

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) explained
The King's Fund
August 2016

Read more here.