Population Health management.

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Induction to Public Health

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 gives upper tier and unitary local authorities responsibilities for Public Health from April 2013.

Strategic Health Asset Planning and Evaluation (SHAPE)

This evidence based application that informs and supports the strategic planning of services and assets across a whole health economy.

Public Health Profiles

These profiles are a rich source of indicators across a range of health and wellbeing themes that has been designed to support JSNA and commissioning to improve health and wellbeing, and reduce inequalities.

National Specifications – April 2020

Structured Medications Reviews and Optimisation
PCN members will support direct tackling of the over-medication of patients, including inappropriate use of antibiotics, withdrawing medicines no longer needed and support medicines optimisation more widely.

It will also focus on priority groups, including (but not limited to): asthma and COPD patients; the Stop Over Medication for People with learning disabilities or autism programme (STOMP); frail elderly; care home residents; and patients with complex needs, taking large numbers of different medications.

Enhanced Health in Care Homes PCN members will support implementation of the Vanguard models tested between 2014/15 and 2017/18. The aim of this service will be to enable all care homes to be supported by a consistent multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals, delivering proactive and reactive care. This team will be led by named GP and nurse practitioners, organised by PCNs.

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