• Reminder about COPD pathway

    26 November 2018

    The NHS RightCare COPD pathway provides a set of resources to support local health economies to concentrate their improvement efforts where there is greatest opportunity to address variation and improve population health. It shows commissioners and providers how to ensure early detection with accurate diagnosis and how to optimise long term management to reduce hospital admissions and premature mortality.

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  • Mental health data and analysis: a guide for health professionals

    26 November 2018

    Public Health England has published guidance for commissioners and health professionals to make decisions about mental health services and interventions.

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  • Glaucoma referral scheme showing results

    22 November 2018

    Recent research by the College of Optometrists shows that a glaucoma scheme in Manchester has successfully filtered patients with low false positive and false negative rates. The results should interest commissioners considering glaucoma pathways.

    The research, published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, evaluated the clinical effectiveness of a glaucoma enhanced referral service in Greater Manchester.

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  • Community-centred approaches to health

    21 November 2018

    Public Health England has published a document to help health professionals prevent ill health and promote wellbeing as part of their everyday practice. It includes guidance on adopting community-centred approaches, understanding local needs and measuring impact.

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  • More than half of patients who finished psychological therapy recovered in 2017/18

    21 November 2018

    More than half of patients (50.8%) treated for anxiety and depression in 2017/18 went on to recover, according to statistics from NHS Digital.

    This is the first financial year when the recovery rate passed 50%.

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