This will help you to understand how to start to engage with a range of stakeholders/partners in the commissioning process. Read more »
It is helpful to know where the biggest needs are and how to prevent commissioning being led by those with the loudest voices. Read more »
You can empower people through person-centred approaches, such as values-based commissioning (VbC), shared care, self-help, personalised care plans and plenty of information. Read more »
You can improve outcomes by encouraging new ideas and different ways of providing services. Read more »
It is helpful to know which groups of people in your area are likely to experience difficulties when approaching health services due to fear, distrust or cultural factors. Read more »
It is important to use reliable sources of information to understand which sections of the population are at risk from specific mental illnesses. Read more »
The final report following the abuse of people with a learning disability at Winterbourne View sets out a programme of action to transform services for vulnerable people. Read more »
This guide is about the commissioning of good quality perinatal mental health services. Read more »
Compassion in Practice sets out a vision to embed six values: care, compassion, courage, communication, competence and commitment, known as the Six C’s, throughout the NHS to improve care for patients. Read more »
These model outcome specifications will support commissioners in their negotiations with providers and/or other departments within Clinical Commissioning Group’s and Local Authorities. Read more »
It is important to understand which social factors (eg. poor housing, unemployment, crime) are affecting the mental health and wellbeing of people in your area. Read more »
The national framework which sets out the principles and processes for determining eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare has been revised to reflect the new NHS framework and structures, effective from 1 April 2013. Read more »
The Department of Health has published the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework 2013-14 to complement the NHS Outcomes Framework and the Public Health Outcomes Framework. Read more »
This document sets out how the 3 outcomes frameworks, Adult Social Care, the NHS and Public Health, work together to achieve the desired outcomes for the health and care system. Read more »
An interactive tool, developed by the Public Health Observatories in England and the Department of Health, allows local authorities to assess their own outcomes against the various indicators set out in the Public Health Outcomes Framework. Read more »
The Public Health Outcomes Framework sets out the desired outcomes for public health and how these will be measured. Read more »
A mandate between the Government and the NHS Commissioning Board has been published setting out the ambitions for the health service for the next two years. Read more »
The NHS Outcomes Framework 2013-14 sets out the outcomes and corresponding indicators that will be used to hold the NHS Commissioning Board to account for improvements in health outcomes, as part of the government’s mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board. Read more »
This research reviewed evidence that computerized cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for the anxiety and depressive disorders is acceptable to patients and effective in the short and longer term. Read more »
This book offers advice and practical guidance on how to improve and sustain wellbeing and gain benefit from so doing. The first part of the book covers why wellbeing matters, what it is, what influences it and getting the benefits.… Read more »
Research into the relationship between genetic markers and several medical and psychiatric illnesses.
Psychological stress and trauma are risk factors for several medical and psychiatric illnesses. Recent studies have implicated advanced cellular ageing as a potential mechanism of this association. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of childhood adversity on genetic… Read more »
Research into telomerase as a novel and important mediator of the effects of psychological stress on physical health and disease.
This research examines whether and how oxytocin influences responses to stress in humans and will consider effects in relation to those of social support.
This meta-analytic review was conducted to determine the extent to which social relationships influence risk for mortality, which aspects of social relationships are most highly predictive, and which factors may moderate the risk.