This document provides the government’s recommendations for food energy and nutrients for the general population. Anyone with a medical condition should consult their GP or a registered dietitian for dietary advice.
This document contains 13 examples showing community pharmacy services can integrate with the wider primary care and community health system. The examples cover working with GP practice, patients with long term conditions and mental health issues, enhanced out of hours provision, domiciliary care, pharmacists in GP Out of Hours services and support for health and social care integration.
A report from the Neurological Alliance finds that GPs in England lack confidence in the care for people with neurological conditions.
GPs expressed doubts about the ability of local services and systems to manage neurology patients effectively and concern over unnecessary delays. The report sets out eight recommendations aimed at improving the primary care pathway for people with neurological conditions, including a call for the development of a “watch list” of the ten signs and symptoms GPs should be aware of during patient interactions in primary care settings.
Carers UK has launched the Digital Resource for Carers, a solution that combines their own digital products and online resources with links to local information and support, providing a comprehensive online tool for carers’
Obesity is one of the most important public health issues currently being addressed by this country. It is a cause of chronic disease leading to early death. Two-thirds of English adults, more than one fifth of four to five-year old children and more than a third of 10 to 11-year-olds are obese or overweight.
This document provides details of the health challenge around obesity, the importance of diet, dietary advice and includes case studies covering local authority initiatives on healthier vending, ensuring healthier food and snacks are available in NHS organisations, healthier catering and making school foods healthier.
There is a close link between poverty and mental health: poverty can be a cause or consequence of mental ill health. There are a complex set of environmental factors which can significantly affect mental health and getting to the root of the problem requires engagement with this complexity.
This paper presents a conceptual framework for understanding the relationship between poverty and mental health and offers recommendations to improve the situation across the life course.