Health maps to drive health improvements

April 2018

General Practitioners

Country of origin: UK

In the National Health Service (NHS), we are interested to know whether people in different parts of the country have equal access to the same quality of evidence based NHS services according to their need. We are interested in the value of the NHS services provided as it is equally important to identify ineffective practice as this can lead to wasted resources and potential patient harm.

In many localities across England, the Atlas of Variation series has been used as a stimulus to start a search for unwarranted variation, and as a springboard to releasing resources for re-investment in higher-value healthcare for local patients and populations.

Resources

Health communication activities February 2019 The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) website: Health Communication Activities. This online...
The Fat Lie February 2019 Summary:
The rise in obesity in recent decades is popularly believed to be the result of increased consumption of...
Fifth Of Allergy Sufferers Have Taken Time Off Work February 2019 A fifth of people say they have suffered from a nasal allergy for over 20 years.
55% of those surveyed said their first...
Patient UK February 2019 Patient UK, a partnership of two GPs from Newcastle Upon Tyne, directs non-medical people in the UK to good quality web...
Free Medical Books January 2019 Over the next few years, many important medical textbooks are to be made available online, free and in full-text. This...
Safety Features Of GP Computer Systems January 2019 A survey and study on the safety features required in GP computer systems, commissioned by the NPSA and published by the...
Meningitis C leaflet January 2019 This flyer is suitable for parents and for health care workers to explain the changes to the MenC programme from 1st July...
OrthoFlow pocket orthopaedic specialist. January 2019 Welcome to OrthoFlow…the orthopaedic specialist in your pocket! This new way of learning is designed to help you diagnose...
inPractice® Oncology. January 2019 inPractice® Oncology is the only point-of-care clinical reference designed to meet the unique needs of specialists. Full...
Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals January 2019 The Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) web portal for practitioners. The site includes sections on the...
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