National Health Strategies

The NHS Five Year Forward View – NHS England – 23 October 2014

Posted on October 24, 2014. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Health Systems Improvement, National Health Strategies | Tags: |

The NHS Five Year Forward View – NHS England – 23 October 2014

“The NHS Five Year Forward View was published on 23 October 2014 and sets out a vision for the future of the NHS. It has been developed by the partner organisations that deliver and oversee health and care services including NHS England, Public Health England, Monitor, Health Education England, the Care Quality Commission and the NHS Trust Development Authority. Patient groups, clinicians and independent experts have also provided their advice to create a collective view of how the health service needs to change over the next five years if it is to close the widening gaps in the health of the population, quality of care and the funding of services.

The purpose of the Five Year Forward View is to articulate why change is needed, what that change might look like and how we can achieve it. It describes various models of care which could be provided in the future, defining the actions required at local and national level to support delivery. Everyone will need to play their part – system leaders, NHS staff, patients and the public – to realise the potential benefits for us all. It covers areas such as disease prevention; new, flexible models of service delivery tailored to local populations and needs; integration between services; and consistent leadership across the health and care system.

The Five Year Forward View starts the move towards a different NHS, recognising the challenges and outlining potential solutions to the big questions facing health and care services in England. It defines the framework for further detailed planning about how the NHS needs to evolve over the next five years.”

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Action for Diabetes – NHS England – 10 January 2014

Posted on January 14, 2014. Filed under: Diabetes, National Health Strategies |

Action for Diabetes – NHS England – 10 January 2014

Media release: NHS England vision for tackling diabetes in 2014

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UK 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018 – 10 September 2013

Posted on September 12, 2013. Filed under: Infectious Diseases, National Health Strategies | Tags: |

UK 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018 – 10 September 2013

Press release

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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013 – 2023 – released 23 July 2013

Posted on July 23, 2013. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health, National Health Strategies | Tags: , |

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013 – 2023 – released 23 July 2013

Media release: New Health Plan to Help Close the Gap

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National Strategic Framework for Rural and Remote Health – Standing Council on Health – 27 April 2012

Posted on May 1, 2012. Filed under: National Health Strategies, Rural Remote Health |

National Strategic Framework for Rural and Remote Health – Standing Council on Health – 27 April 2012

“Purpose and scope

The National Strategic Framework for Rural and Remote Health promotes a national approach to policy, planning, design and delivery of health services in rural and remote communities.

The Framework has been developed through the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council’s (AHMAC) Rural Health Standing Committee (RHSC)1 with the valued input of the National Rural Health Alliance and a wide range of other rural health stakeholders.

The Framework is directed at decision and policy makers at the national, state and territory levels. It emphasises the need for health and prevention services, programs, workforce and supporting infrastructure designed to meet the unique characteristics, needs,  strengths and challenges experienced in rural and remote parts of the country.

By providing this direction and identifying the systemic issues that most require attention, the Framework aims to improve health outcomes and return on investment for rural and remote Australians.”

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Creating Connections: Alberta’s Addiction and Mental Health Strategy – September 2011

Posted on September 16, 2011. Filed under: Alcohol & Drug Dep., Mental Health Psychi Psychol, National Health Strategies |

Creating Connections: Alberta’s Addiction and Mental Health Strategy – September 2011

“The purpose of the Strategy is to transform the addiction and mental health system in Alberta. The ultimate goal is to reduce the prevalence of addiction, mental health problems and mental illness in Alberta through health promotion and prevention activities and to provide quality assessment, treatment and support services to Albertans when they need them.”

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Cancer Australia Strategic Plan 2011-2014 – 26 August 2011

Posted on August 31, 2011. Filed under: National Health Strategies, Oncology |

Cancer Australia Strategic Plan 2011-2014 – 26 August 2011

“Cancer Australia has released its Strategic Plan 2011-2014, to provide leadership and direction at a time of increasing cancer incidence. The Strategic Plan was launched by the Hon Nicola Roxon, Minister for Health and Ageing, on 26 August 2011.

The Strategic Plan will focus on fostering collaboration and engagement across the health system, building the knowledge base in cancer and seeking to shape the effectiveness of cancer control programs at a national level.”  … continues on the site

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Research Skills for an Innovative Future – Research Workforce Strategy – 19 April 2011

Posted on April 20, 2011. Filed under: National Health Strategies, Research, Workforce |

Research Skills for an Innovative Future – Research Workforce Strategy – 19 April 2011

“The Australian Government’s Research Workforce Strategy, Research Skills for an Innovative Future, was launched by Senator the Hon Kim Carr on Tuesday, 19 April 2011. The strategy aims to strengthen the nation’s research workforce to 2020 and beyond.

In response to Powering Ideas: An Innovation Agenda for the 21st Century, the strategy was developed in consultation with research training providers, research employers and other relevant stakeholders to address expected shortfalls in the supply of research-qualified people.”

“Discipline-Specific Case Studies
A set of six discipline-specific case studies were compiled by the Department to examine issues relevant to the Research Workforce Strategy at the disciplinary level. Each case study was developed with the advice of a group of discipline experts.

The case studies examine the research disciplines of chemical sciences, education, engineering, health, history and archaeology, and mathematical sciences.

Another valuable source of information about the discipline fields covered in the case studies is the relative impact of Australian publications, as measured by the number of citations. Chart 12 of The Australian Innovation System Report 2010 presents the relative impacts of Australian scientific publications by field over 2004-08.”

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Building a 21st Century Primary Health Care System: Australia’s First National Primary Health Care Strategy – February 2011

Posted on April 1, 2011. Filed under: National Health Strategies, Primary Hlth Care |

Building a 21st Century Primary Health Care System: Australia’s First National Primary Health Care Strategy – February 2011

ISBN: 978-1-74241-224-5
Online ISBN: 978-1-74241-225-2

“The National Primary Health Care Strategy (the Strategy) represents the first comprehensive national policy statement for primary health care in Australia. It provides a road map to guide current and future policy and practice in the Australian primary health care sector.

Release of the Strategy comes at a time when the Australian Government is building a National Health and Hospitals Network, which includes taking full funding and policy responsibility for primary health care services in Australia.”

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Health is Global: an outcomes framework for global health 2011-15 [UK] – 31 March 2011

Posted on March 31, 2011. Filed under: National Health Strategies, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion |

Health is Global: an outcomes framework for global health 2011-15 [UK] – 31 March 2011

“The Health is Global: An outcomes framework for global health 2011-2015 will focus the UK Government’s efforts to drive forward the global health agenda by 2015. It defines twelve global health outcomes in three overarching areas for action: global health security, international development and trade.

The outcomes framework builds on the very well received cross Government strategy for global health, Health is Global – a UK Government strategy 2008-2013. The strategy aimed to set out how government departments should work together coherently to improve health in the UK and overseas.”

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Developing Strategies for Improving Health Care Delivery: Guide to Concepts, Determinants, Measurement, and Intervention Design – World Bank – 2010

Posted on March 31, 2011. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Health Policy, Health Systems Improvement, National Health Strategies | Tags: |

Bradley, E.H., Pallas, S., Bashyal,C., Curry, L., & Berman, P. (June 2010). Developing Strategies for Improving Health Care Delivery: Guide to Concepts, Determinants, Measurement, and Intervention Design. The World Bank: Health Nutrition and Population

“Abstract: This report is a user‟s guide for defining, measuring, and improving the performance of health service delivery organizations. We define six core performance domains: quality, efficiency, utilization, access, learning, and sustainability and provide a compendium of metrics that have been used to measure organizational performance in each of these six domains. The compendium, which includes 116 distinct categories of metrics, is based on a detailed literature review of peer-reviewed empirical studies of health care organizational performance in World Bank client countries. We include a bibliography of studies that have used these measures.

Based on our reading of the literature, we define seven major strategy areas potentially useful for improving performance among health care organizations: 1) standards and guidelines, 2) organizational design, 3) education and training, 4) process improvement and technology and tool development, 5) incentives, 6) organizational culture, and 7) leadership and management. We provide illustrations of facility-level interventions within each of the strategy areas and highlight the conditions under which certain strategies may be more effective than others. We propose that the choice of strategy targeted at organizational level to improve performance should be informed by the identified root causes of the problem, the implementation capabilities of the organization, and the environmental conditions faced by the organization.”   …continues on the site

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Delivering the Cancer Reform Strategy – 24th Report of the UK Parliament Public Accounts Committee – 1 March 2011

Posted on March 4, 2011. Filed under: National Health Strategies, Oncology |

Delivering the Cancer Reform Strategy  – 24th Report of the UK Parliament Public Accounts Committee – 1 March 2011

Extract from the summary

“Each year in England, around 255,000 people are diagnosed with cancer and around 130,000 die from the disease. The NHS spent £6.3 billion on cancer services in 2008-09. Tackling Cancer has been a priority for the Department of Health (the Department) since its ten year NHS Cancer Plan was published in 2000. In 2007 the Department published its five year Cancer Reform Strategy (the Strategy) to deliver improved patient outcomes.

Over the last ten years, the NHS has made significant progress in delivering important aspects of cancer services, with falling mortality rates and consistent achievement of the cancer waiting times targets. Since publication of the Strategy in 2007, improvements have also been made in reducing the average length of stay and numbers of patients treated as day cases. A significant increase in resources has contributed to these improvements, but the progress has also been achieved through clear direction and high profile leadership underpinned by strong performance management linked to waiting times and mortality targets.

We welcome the Department’s and NHS’s commitment to improving the outcomes for cancer patients. We are concerned, however, that early diagnosis does not happen often enough; whilst cancer survival rates have improved and mortality rates have fallen, the gap in survival rates between England and the best European countries has not been closed. There remain wide, unexplained variations in the performance of cancer services and in the types of treatment available across the country.

It is disappointing that ten years after the publication of the NHS Cancer Plan 2000 there remain significant gaps in information about important aspects of cancer services, in particular information on chemotherapy, on follow-up treatment, and on the stage that a patient’s cancer has reached at the time of diagnosis. The Department can not yet measure the impact of the Strategy on key outcomes, such as survival rates, and does not know if it is commissioning cancer services cost-effectively, due to poor data on costs and because outcomes data are not sufficiently timely.”

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National Disability Strategy – February 2011

Posted on February 25, 2011. Filed under: Disability, National Health Strategies |

National Disability Strategy – February 2011

“The National Disability Strategy sets out a ten year national plan for improving life for Australians with disability, their families and carers. It represents a commitment by all levels of government, industry and the community to a unified, national approach to policy and program development.  This new approach will assist in addressing the challenges faced by people with disability, both now and into the future.

The Commonwealth, State and Territory and Local Governments have developed the Strategy in partnership under the auspices of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).

The shared vision is for an inclusive Australian society that enables people with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens.  This is the first time in Australia that a national strategy articulates long-term goals across a number of key policy areas which impact on people with disability, their families and carers.

The National Disability was endorsed by COAG on Sunday 13 February 2011. Copies of the National Disability Strategy, including accessible formats, are available by clicking the links below:

National Disability Strategy

National Disability Strategy Summary “

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National Palliative Care Strategy – Supporting Australians to Live Well at the End of Life – released February 2011

Posted on February 10, 2011. Filed under: National Health Strategies, Palliative Care |

National Palliative Care Strategy – Supporting Australians to Live Well at the End of Life – released February 2011

ISBN: 978-1-74241-367-9
Online ISBN: 978-1-74241-368-6
Publications Number: D0115

4 goal areas

• Awareness and Understanding
• Appropriateness and Effectiveness
• Leadership and Governance
• Capacity and Capability.

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National Preventative Health Strategy – Australia – 1 September 2009

Posted on September 25, 2009. Filed under: National Health Strategies, Preventive Healthcare, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion |

National Preventative Health Strategy

“The Strategy provides a blueprint for tackling the burden of chronic disease currently caused by obesity, tobacco, and excessive consumption of alcohol. It is directed at primary prevention and addresses all relevant arms of policy and all available points of leverage, in both the health and non-health sectors.

The Strategy comprises three parts: an overview; a roadmap for action; and technical papers focused on the three key areas – obesity, tobacco and alcohol.”

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2008 report: detailed analyses 19 January 2009

Posted on April 8, 2009. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health, National Health Strategies |

This report contains detailed analyses underlying the summary data presented in the policy report Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2008 report, produced by the Department of Health and Ageing. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (HPF) is designed to provide the basis to monitor the impact of the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSFATSH) and inform policy analyses, planning and program implementation. The HPF consists of 70 measures covering three tiers: health status and outcomes, determinants of health and health systems performance.

Authored by AIHW. Published 19 January 2009; ISBN-13 978 1 74024 860 0; AIHW cat. no. IHW 22; INTERNET ONLY

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