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£4 million for innovative solutions to tackle healthcare problems

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mental health service users and personal health budgets

£4 million for innovative solutions to tackle healthcare problems

The Department of Health has opened two new competitions with up to £2 million of funding each to develop technological and innovative solutions that can: (a) change people’s behaviour in order to reduce the impact of obesity and alcohol related diseases, and (b) improve the number of patients taking their medication as prescribed..

 

Alcohol industry sheds a billion units to cut hospital admissions and 1000 deaths

A billion units of alcohol will be shed by the alcohol industry through a plan to help customers drink within guidelines. The initiative, part of the Responsibility Deal, is being spearheaded by 34 companies and will see a greater choice of lower strength alcohol products and smaller measures by 2015.

 

Publication of adult social care outcomes framework

The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) has been updated for 2012-13. The document describes the principles for the way in which the ASCOF should be used, and its relationship with local outcome measurement, sets out the detail for each of the domains in the ASCOF and outlines details of the next steps for future development of the outcomes-based approach and improvements to the ASCOF over coming years.

 

Report raises issues about Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

The Care Quality Commission has published a report showing that the NHS needs better awareness of when and how to apply the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for patients.

 

Launch of drugs and alcohol recovery Payment by Results pilot

The drug strategy 2010 set out to explore how Payment by Results might incentivise the sector to deliver on recovery outcomes. Eight pilot areas in England have launched new payment by results models to test the PbR approach. The pilots will run for two years and will be independently evaluated.

 

 

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