The Local Government Association has published case studies showing how local authorities are making progress on improving health and wellbeing and tackling health inequalities since public health was transferred to local authorities in April 2013. Its report illustrates a range of different approaches.
Falls-related calls make up about 20% of all calls received by the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) or approximately 90,000 calls a year. A case study from NHS Evidence looks at how EMAS is tackling demand on hospitals and the potential negative outcomes associated with hospital admission.
An ultrasound service provided in a women’s prison is saving the local NHS money, improving efficiency and sparing prisoners the indignity of being handcuffed in hospital.
A GP Care ultrasound team visits Eastwood Park prison one afternoon a week to perform scans on, typically, seven or eight prisoners in one session - at a weekly cost to South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) of around £500.