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Nov. 16, 2020 Europe Event

RCGP’s A fresh approach to general practice

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP’s) A fresh approach to general practice online conference, 11-12 February 2021, provides GPs and other primary healthcare professionals with an opportunity to join together to understand how the future of general practice will impact on everyday practice and how to adapt.

Some of the programme points:

  • Patient care at the centre
  • Future of general practice
  • Clinical Learning
  • Future of Consultation
  • Health Inequalities
  • Child Safeguarding

Aug. 31, 2020 Global Publication

From Crisis to Coordination: Challenges and Opportunities for Integrated Care posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has accentuated the stark reality that, despite the efforts of the past 20 years, there remains a continued failure to embrace integrated care systems. It has also demonstrated how quickly systems, organisations and individuals can change, if they must. The uptake in telehealth, eHealth and other technological support systems is unprecedented, even though only a couple of months ago this was unthinkable on a broad scale in many countries. The swiftness of multi-disciplinary teams coming together to find flexible solutions to the day-today challenges during lockdown has shown how we can achieve effective communication and collaboration.

May 22, 2020 Europe, Global News

Call for an expression of interest: Behavioural, social and economic impacts of the outbreak response

The European Commission´s second call for an Expression of Interest for innovative and rapid health-related approaches to respond to COVID-19 and to deliver quick results for society for a higher level of preparedness of health systems:

Proposals should focus on lessons learnt: they should i) address how to mitigate social and economic impacts of the outbreak response related to health systems; ii) identify non-intended consequences of epidemic-control decisions; and iii) provide answers to social, including gendered, dynamics of the outbreak and the related public health response.

In particular, in their proposals the applicants are encouraged to integrate multiple medical, social sciences and humanities disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, sociology, epidemiology, implementation science, journalism & communication, economics and political sciences, as well as gender studies and intersectional research to address the following inter-related dimensions.

Submit an Expression of Interest by June 11, 2020.

May 16, 2018 Africa Publication

The impact of cash transfers on social determinants of health and health inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review

Cash transfers (CTs) are now high on the agenda of most governments in low-and middle- income countries. Within the field of health promotion, CTs constitute a healthy public policy initiative as they have the potential to address the social determinants of health and health inequalities. A systematic review was conducted to synthesise the evidence on CTs´impacts on social determinants of health and health inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa, and to identify the barriers and facilitators of effective CTs.

March 19, 2018 Europe Publication

Communities and health

The role of communities in improving health is receiving increasing, and long overdue, attention in health policy and practice. Stronger recognition of the role communities can play and greater involvement are needed if there is to be a successful move to population health systems. As part of this shift in focus, sustainability and transformation partnerships and integrated care systems need to take the role communities can play in improving and sustaining good health seriously. 

July 14, 2017 Europe Publication

Behavioural health consultants in integrated primary care teams: a model for future care

Significant challenges exist within primary care services in the United Kingdom (UK). These include meeting current demand, financial pressures, an aging population and an increase in multi-morbidity. Phychological services also struggle to meet waiting time targets and to ensure increased access to phychological therapies. Innovative ways of delivering effective primary care and phychological services are needed to improve health outcomes.

Jan. 19, 2017 Europe Publication

Systems, not structures: Changing Health & Social Care

In his speech of 4 November 2015, the then Minister for Health, Simon Hamilton MLA, announced that in response to recommendation 1 of The Right Time, The Right Place report by Sir Liam Donaldson, he would appoint an expert, clinically led panel to consider and lead an informed debate on the best configuration of Health and Social Care services in NI.

The Panel was appointed in January 2016 and comprised local and international members.

PANEL MEMBERS

Professor Rafael Bengoa (Chair)
Dr Alan Stout
Bronagh Scott
Mairead McAlinden
Mr Mark A Taylor

EXPERT ADVICE ON SOCIAL CARE WAS PROVIDED BY:

Sean Holland
Fionnuala McAndrew

THE PANEL WAS SUPPORTED IN ITS WORK BY:

Alastair Campbell
Vikki Greenwood
Catherine Tumelty

Sept. 12, 2016 Europe Publication

Behavioural health consultants in integrated primary care teams: a model for future care

Significant challenges exist within primary care services in the United Kingdom (UK). These include meeting current demand, financial pressures, an aging population and an increase in multi-morbidity. Psychological services also struggle to meet waiting time targets and to ensure increased access to psychological therapies. Innovative ways of delivering effective primary care and psychological services are needed to improve health outcomes.

June 13, 2016 Global Publication

Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT)

The WHO has developed the Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT), a software application for use on desktop or laptop computers and mobile devices, to facilitate the assessment of within-country health inequalities. HEAT is organized around two main components:

  • Explore inequality, which enables users to explore the situation in one country of interest to determine the latest situation of inequality and the change in inequalities over time.
  • Compare inequality, which enables users to benchmark, i.e. compare the situation in one country of interest with the situation in other countries.

Inequalities can be assessed using disaggregated data and summary measures that are visualized in a variety of interactive ways, including tables and graphs. Customized results can be exported and saved in different formats.

June 13, 2016 Global Toolkit

Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT)

The WHO has developed the Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT), a software application for use on desktop or laptop computers and mobile devices, to facilitate the assessment of within-country health inequalities. HEAT is organized around two main components:

  • Explore inequality, which enables users to explore the situation in one country of interest to determine the latest situation of inequality and the change in inequalities over time.
  • Compare inequality, which enables users to benchmark, i.e. compare the situation in one country of interest with the situation in other countries.

Inequalities can be assessed using disaggregated data and summary measures that are visualized in a variety of interactive ways, including tables and graphs. Customized results can be exported and saved in different formats.

March 2, 2016 Global Publication

The rise of neoliberalism: how bad economics imperils health and what to do about it

The 2008 global financial crisis, precipitated by high-risk, under-regulated financial practices, is often seen as a singular event. The crisis, its recessionary consequences, bank bailouts and the adoption of ‘austerity’ measures can be seen as a continuation of a 40-year uncontrolled experiment in neoliberal economics. Although public spending and recapitalisation of failing banks helped prevent a 1930s-style Great Depression, the deep austerity measures that followed have stifled a meaningful recovery for the majority of populations. In the short term, these austerity measures, especially cuts to health and social protection systems, pose major health risks in those countries under its sway. Meanwhile structural changes to the global labour market, increasing under-employment in high-income countries and economic insecurity elsewhere, are likely to widen health inequities in the longer term. We call for four policy reforms to reverse rising inequalities and their harms to public health. First is re-regulating global finance. Second is ...