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

AHRQ Offers Toolkits To Prevent Medical Errors August 2018 Toolkits are available from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to help physicians and other health care...
Clinical Pain Advisor August 2018 Clinical Pain Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app that offers pain medicine healthcare professionals a...
Managing Head Injury August 2018 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued an updated guideline on the early care of...
Report on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases August 2018 Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are currently responsible for over 60% of global deaths. This burden is one of the major...
Local Authority Child Health Profiles August 2018 A Child Health Profile has been developed for each local authority and were published by the Child and Maternal Health...
inPracticeŽ Oncology August 2018 inPracticeŽ Oncology is the only point-of-care clinical reference designed to meet the unique needs of specialists. Full...
7-day NHS services: a factsheet July 2018 Hospitals and community services are already working together to create a better service 7 days a week. A recent factsheet...
Challenges to finding treatments for dementia July 2018 A report by Raj Long, Senior Regulatory Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sets out what and where hurdles...
Personal Health Budgets: a guide for GPs July 2018 A practical guide to personal health budgets (PHBs) for GPs in England has been published by the Royal College of General...
RCGP and Arthritis Research UK e-learning module July 2018 Musculoskeletal Care (MSK) is the focus of a new e-learning course launched recently by the Royal College of General...
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