Reducing emergency alcohol‐related hospital admissions: (Observatory Report Series number 77) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Recommends the following effective policy interventions; Taxation is the most effective policy intervention Address availability of alcohol, e.g. limits on hours or days of sale, and density of outlets, and address marketing of alcohol. Examine pricing policies, particularly price promotions

Interventions to reduce emergency admissions for heart failure: (Observatory Report Series number 79) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Report that recommends that commissioners: Help enable the population to reduce the risk factors for heart failure, such as  delivery of brief interventions to reduce smoking rates and monitoring of those with diabetes. Refer for genetic testing where appropriate. Develop

A Health Needs Assessment for Children and Adults with Neurodevelopmental Conditions in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

A rapid health needs assessment for children and adults with neurodevelopmental conditions including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). This report includes a review of the literature which details: risk factors, prevalence estimates and a summary

Pharmaceutical buying groups in the NHS – Department of Health and Social Care

Provides details of purchasing point information for existing buying groups that have access to Commerical Medicines Unit (CMU) contracts. It can be filtered in various ways to produce individual purchasing point lists for each buying group currently in England. This could

National Bowel Cancer Audit: The feasibility of reporting Patient Reported Outcome Measures as part of a national colorectal cancer audit – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

A feasibility study linking the NHS England National Cancer PROM’s to the National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBOCA) data to establish the feasibility of the PROMs as part of the national clinical audit. This was assessed according to: the characteristics of

Assessment of delirium in hospital for people with dementia: Spotlight audit 2017–2018 – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

The National Audit of Dementia (care in general hospitals) (NAD) examines aspects of care received by people with dementia in general hospitals in England and Wales. In addition, NAD provides national and local reports to support hospitals to identify areas

Interventions to reduce emergency hospital admissions for respiratory illness: (Observatory Report Series number 78) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Respiratory illness is a particular concern in the North West. According to the North West Public Health Observatory, indirectly standardised ratios of those admitted to hospital with Acute Respiratory conditions (173.51) and Chronic Lower Respiratory conditions (194.32) are much higher for Liverpool than

Interventions to reduce emergency hospital admissions for diabetes : (Observatory Report Series number 80) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Early treatment and intervention can greatly reduce the risk of complications and reduce health service expenditure, as well as improving quality of life for those with diabetes, so early intervention in this area is vital.  This report looks at interventions to reduce emergency

Interventions to reduce emergency hospital admissions for falls: (Observatory Report Series number 81) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Falls are a major cause of disability and mortality in the UK. Thirty per cent of those aged 65 and over who live in the community fall each year, rising to 45% for those aged 80 and over (Department of Health, 2009).

Prevention Programmes Cost-Effectiveness Review: Alcohol: (Observatory Report Series, number 84 Cost effectiveness review series, number 2) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

This is the second topic area covered by the cost effectiveness review series. It follows on from a review on physical activity. A comprehensive review of the literature is presented on evidence of the cost effectiveness and potential cost savings

Merseyside Mental Health Needs Assessment: Populations at risk of mental health problems amongst working age adults: (Observatory report series number 86) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

This mental health needs assessment uses a population approach to identify at-risk groups and areas of need in Merseyside. In the new NHS structure, commissioning will be undertaken by GP/clinical commissioning groups and local authorities, with advice and support from

Assessing the Impact of the Economic Downturn on Health and Wellbeing: (Observatory Report Series No. 88) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

Health impact of the economic downturn. Through a literature review and analysis of key indicators the report assesses the evidence base for the impact of the economic downturn on mental and physical health and use of health and local authority

Prevention Programmes Cost Effectiveness Review: Diet and Healthier Eating: (Liverpool Public Health Observatory Report Series, number 89, Cost effectiveness review series, number 3) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

Provides a comprehensive review of the literature is presented on evidence of the cost effectiveness and potential cost savings of preventive programmes and projects relating to diet and healthier eating.

Children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing needs assessment: Merseyside: Summary: (Liverpool Public Health Observatory report series number 91) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Explores the factors that contribute to positive and negative emotional health amongst children and young people. The needs assessment seeks to paint a picture of need across Merseyside, informing commissioning at two levels: commissioning services for those with common and

Children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing needs assessment: Merseyside: (Liverpool Public Health Observatory report series number 90) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Explores the factors that contribute to positive and negative emotional health amongst children and young people. The needs assessment seeks to paint a picture of need across Merseyside, informing commissioning at two levels: commissioning services for those with common and

Learning disabilities and autism: A health needs assessment for children and adults in Merseyside and North Cheshire: (Liverpool Public Health Observatory Report series number 94) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

The aim was to determine the health and wellbeing needs of people with learning disabilities and autism, providing accurate data. The findings have been used to develop a set of recommendations for local commissioners. Summary and Recommendations

An evaluation of the cost effectiveness of monitored dosage systems (MDS) as an aid to maintaining independence in taking medication: (LPHO Report Series, number 98, Rapid Evidence Review Series, number 2) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

A monitored dosage system (MDS), usually in the form of a box or a blister pack divided into days of the week, is a medication storage device designed to simplify the administration of solid oral dose medication. MDS can potentially

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: Implementing a systems approach to detection and management – Public Health England

This guide provides further information on the recently updated NICE Guideline (CG71) Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: identification and management. It includes: a summary of recommendations from the recent update of the document an outline of national and European policy documents best practice case

Remote ECG interpretation consultancy services for cardiovascular disease: Medtech innovation briefing [MIB152] – NICE

The technologies described in this briefing are remote electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation consultancy services. They are used for assisting in diagnosing and decision-making for people with cardiovascular disease. The innovative aspects are that with remote ECG interpretation, a person does not need to travel

Intermediate care including reablement: Quality standard [QS173] – NICE

This quality standard covers referral and assessment for intermediate care and how to deliver the service. It covers bed-based intermediate care, crisis response, home-based intermediate care and reablement. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not