Community Practitioner, vol. 80, July 2007, p. 16-17 Describes the Family and Parenting Institute's campaign to save and strengthen threatened universal health visiting services. The Institute is writing to Gordon Brown to emphasise that the government's parenting agenda is at risk without health visitors.
The Guardian Society, 4th July 2007, p.15
In this comment piece the author argues that the treatment of chronic health problems, which affects six in ten adults in the UK, could be more effectively managed by the introduction of 'patient control'. Alakeson suggests that the NHS should look to the social care sector as a possible model for non-clinical management of patients' illnesses. In the proposed system, patient-choice over non-clinical treatment such as home-help or diet control would be facilitated by direct payments.
C. Smith (editor)
Health Service Journal, vol.117, July 19th 2007, supplement, 17p
This supplement aims to disseminate research evidence to the NHS management community. Focusing on primary care it covers: