Well-being: 15th report – House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee – 5 June 2014

Posted on June 16, 2014. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: |

Well-being: 15th report – House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee – 5 June 2014

vol 1 http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmenvaud/59/59.pdf
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmenvaud/59/5902.htm

vol 2 http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmenvaud/59/59vw.pdf
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmenvaud/59/59vw01.htm

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Measuring National Well-being, Life in the UK, 2014 – Office for National Statistics [UK] – 18 March 2014

Posted on March 21, 2014. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , |

Measuring National Well-being, Life in the UK, 2014 – Office for National Statistics [UK] – 18 March 2014

“Measuring National Well-being: Life in the UK, March 2014 provides the latest overview of wellbeing in the UK today. A snapshot of well-being is provided across the 10 domains of well-being (for example, Health, Where we live, What we do); together with a brief overview of European comparisons. The report is the second summary of life in the UK to be delivered by the Measuring National Well-being programme and will be updated annually.”

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Subjective Well-Being: Measuring Happiness, Suffering, and Other Dimensions of Experience – National Academies Press – 2013

Posted on December 12, 2013. Filed under: Research | Tags: |

Subjective Well-Being: Measuring Happiness, Suffering, and Other Dimensions of Experience – National Academies Press – 2013

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ISBN 978-0-309-29446-1

Authors

Arthur A. Stone and Christopher Mackie, Editors; Panel on Measuring Subjective Well-Being in a Policy-Relevant Framework; Committee on National Statistics; Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Research Council

“Description

Subjective well-being refers to how people experience and evaluate their lives and specific domains and activities in their lives. This information has already proven valuable to researchers, who have produced insights about the emotional states and experiences of people belonging to different groups, engaged in different activities, at different points in the life course, and involved in different family and community structures. Research has also revealed relationships between people’s self-reported, subjectively assessed states and their behavior and decisions. Research on subjective well-being has been ongoing for decades, providing new information about the human condition. During the past decade, interest in the topic among policy makers, national statistical offices, academic researchers, the media, and the public has increased markedly because of its potential for shedding light on the economic, social, and health conditions of populations and for informing policy decisions across these domains.”

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Measurement of and target setting for well-being: an initiative by the WHO Regional Office for Europe – Published 18 October 2013

Posted on October 24, 2013. Filed under: Health Status, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , |

Measurement of and target setting for well-being: an initiative by the WHO Regional Office for Europe – Published 18 October 2013

ISBN 978 92 890 0291 2

Measurement of and target-setting for well-being: an initiative by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. Second meeting of the expert group, Paris, France, 25–26 June 2012

“One of the overarching targets of the European Health 2020 policy is how to set targets for well-being. Building on a first meeting held earlier in 2012, an expert group reviewed previous work on measuring well-being and on its definitions, concepts and domains; advised WHO on the definition and concept of well-being to be used in the context of Health 2020; and determined the next steps required to develop well-being indicators and targets.

As a result of these actions, an operational framework will be proposed to measure and set targets for well-being, including options to support Member States in its implementation.”

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Measuring National Well-being – Health, 2013 – Office for National Statistics [UK] – 19 June 2013

Posted on June 21, 2013. Filed under: Health Systems Improvement, Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: , |

Measuring National Well-being – Health, 2013 – Office for National Statistics [UK] – 19 June 2013

“Abstract

This article analyses by age and other variables two of the current measures of national wellbeing: ‘satisfaction with health’ and ‘evidence of mental ill-health (GHQ)’ and their relationship to well-being. There is also contextual information about other variables related to health which may affect an individual’s well-being. The data used are from Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS) 2010–11.”

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Does NHS staff wellbeing affect patient experience of care? – Policy+ – King’s College London – May 2013

Posted on May 14, 2013. Filed under: Workforce | Tags: |

Does NHS staff wellbeing affect patient experience of care? – Policy+ – King’s College London – May 2013

“It may be reasonable to presume that patients receive better care from staff who feel happier in their work. However little is known about the strength or possible impact of associations between staff wellbeing and patient outcomes including their experiences of the care provided. Previous research has tended to focus on single aspects or one staff group [1,2], or have looked at associations at the whole hospital level (for example using the national staff and patient surveys, and hospital level outcomes [3,4]. Researchers in the NNRU have completed a study within the English NHS exploring the links between patients’ experiences of health care and staff experiences at work such as staff motivation and wellbeing at work [5,6]. Staff and patient views were captured at the team/unit level – where possible matching staff to the individual patients they cared for to test associations between staff and patient experience [7].”

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Well-being patterns uncovered: An analysis of UK data – New Economics Foundation (nef) – November 2012

Posted on November 28, 2012. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , , |

Well-being patterns uncovered: An analysis of UK data – New Economics Foundation (nef) – November 2012

“Executive summary

The UK has a unique resource. As of April 2011, the UK’s largest survey, the Annual Population Survey (APS), has included four questions on subjective well-being. The data from the survey will allow analysts both inside and outside government to better understand the determinants of well-being.”

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Progress in Measuring National Well-being outlined – Office of National Statistics [UK] – 24 July 2012

Posted on August 1, 2012. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , , |

Progress in Measuring National Well-being outlined – Office of National Statistics [UK] – 24 July 2012

“The articles published today are:
Measuring Subjective Well-being in the UK – First Annual ONS Experimental Subjective Well-being Results ;
Measuring National Well-being – Where we Live;
Measuring National Well-being – Health;
Measuring National Well-being – Summary of Proposed Domains and Measures; and Report on the consultation on proposed domains and measures.”

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Measuring well-being. A guide for practitioners. A short handbook for voluntary organisations and community groups – nef – 30 July 2012

Posted on August 1, 2012. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , , |

Measuring well-being. A guide for practitioners. A short handbook for voluntary organisations and community groups – nef – 30 July 2012

Publications page

“Executive Summary

This short handbook on measuring well-being is produced by the Centre for Well-being at nef (the new economics foundation) with input from nef consulting. It is designed primarily for voluntary organisations and community groups delivering projects and services, to help them kick-start the process of measuring well-being outcomes.

By measuring the well-being of the people we aim to support, information can be gathered which can be used, for example, to improve the design and delivery of projects and services, to target projects and services at the people who are in most need, to tailor provision to suit needs, and to support funding applications.”

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nef – economics as if people and the planet mattered

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Measuring what matters. National Statistician’s Reflections on the National Debate on Measuring National Well-being – Office for National Statistics [UK] – 25 July 2011

Posted on August 10, 2011. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: |

Measuring what matters. National Statistician’s Reflections on the National Debate on Measuring National Well-being – Office for National Statistics – 25 July 2011

Author: Jil Matheson

“Abstract

In 2010, ONS launched a programme to measure national well-being.

The aim is to develop and publish an accepted and trusted set of National Statistics which help people understand and monitor national well-being.

As part of the programme, ONS set up a national debate to gather views on what matters to people and what influences their well-being.

The debate attracted over 34,000 responses and highlighted that the key areas that matter most to people include our health, connections with other people such as family and friends and the local community; job satisfaction and adequate income and wealth; work-life balance; meaning and purpose; the environment and government services.

There is also a commonly held view that there should be a greater sense of fairness and equality.

This article summarises the key findings from the debate and outlines the next step in measuring national well-being.

Links to five supplementary papers to the report can be found in the related links on the right.”

Findings from the National Well-being Debate
Measuring subjective well-being
Developing a framework for understanding and measuring national well-being
Measuring children’s and young people’s well-being
Measuring economic well-being

 

 

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Need 2 Know: Measuring Wellbeing – Mental Health Foundation [UK] – March 2011

Posted on April 19, 2011. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , |

Need 2 Know: Measuring Wellbeing – Mental Health Foundation [UK] – March 2011

“This briefing provides a basic ‘need to know’ introduction to measuring wellbeing. It looks at various definitions of wellbeing, summarises previous work on measuring wellbeing across the UK, and sets out the potential benefits of creating authoritative wellbeing indicators.

There is a wealth of evidence that positive wellbeing influences a wide range of outcomes for individuals and communities, including better physical and mental health, higher educational attainment and more social cohesion. There is also an increasingly strong body of evidence that in order to increase levels of societal and individual wellbeing, there needs to be a reduction in socio-economic inequalities.

This briefing describes the Coalition Government’s proposals to measure success in the UK not solely in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), but in terms of overall ‘national wellbeing’ and the Office of National Statistics (ONS) consultation process on how this might be measured.”

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NHS health and well-being review: interim report – August 2009

Posted on August 24, 2009. Filed under: Workforce | Tags: , |

NHS health and well-being review: interim report

The Boorman Review has now published its interim report, setting out emergency findings and initial recommendations on NHS staff health and well-being. The report lays out the business case for change and makes recommendations for improvement in provision.

The Boorman Review – news

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Is well-being still important at work? Employers’ views on recession, the new fit note and priorities for the year ahead – UK – August 2009

Posted on August 5, 2009. Filed under: Workforce | Tags: |

Is well-being still important at work?   Employers’ views on recession, the new fit note and priorities for the year ahead
Tyers C, Martin R
Opinion Paper OP17, Institute for Employment Studies, August 2009   an IES HR Opinion paper   3 p.

“While the economy was booming, so was a huge industry based around helping employers to promote health and well-being at work. The business climate has clearly changed. In tough times, will employers feel this is one issue too many to worry about?

This paper explores employers’ attitudes to the new fit note and their top priorities in the health and well-being area.”

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Canadian Institute of Wellbeing – First Report Released – How are Canadians really doing? – 10 June 2009

Posted on June 12, 2009. Filed under: Health Status, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , |

Canadian Institute of Wellbeing – First Report Released – How are Canadians really doing? – 10 June 2009

“If you’ve ever wondered How Canadians are REALLY doing, you’re in the right place. A newly released report shows that: even in good economic times the lion’s share of benefits go to the wealthy while the poor stay poor and the shrinking middle class muddles through; Canadians are living longer but not healthier – health among teenagers is especially worrying; but crime is down and social relationships in our communities are stronger. The report also shows that cuts or lack of improvements to government programs like welfare, Employment Insurance and publicly funded medical services are hurting Canadians.

Check out the First Report (PDF 4MB) for an easy to read overview of these and other important findings or download the full research reports for Living Standards, Healthy Populations and Community Vitality to learn more.”

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Health Work Wellbeing (UK Government-led initiative to improve the health and well-being of working age people)

Posted on March 25, 2009. Filed under: Workforce | Tags: , |

Health, Work and Well-being is a Government-led initiative to improve the health and well-being of working age people.

“Founded on a growing evidence base that working is good for health, it [this website] brings together employers, unions and healthcare professionals in helping more people with health conditions to find and stay in employment.”

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