Category public health

MEETING PEOPLE IS EASY

At BDO we know that user involvement is a key part of any commissioning process or service redesign.  Nonetheless I recently had a unique experience working with patients as part of a review of an integrated care programme.  This engagement was particularly challenging as many of the patients were frail, elderly or had complex health […]

GUEST BLOG: GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME

The Better Care Fund is a pooled fund that will be issued to CCGs and Local Councils. It is money which must be spent on implementing integrated health and social care and the tagline is that it will provide an opportunity to transform local services whilst providing people with better integrated care and support. I […]

DOCTOR FEELGOOD

We’re approaching the six month milestone of Public Health officially moving back to Local Government and the launch of Health and Wellbeing Boards. Here at BDO, we’re lucky enough to have a fantastic Healthcare Advisory practice which sits alongside our Local Government team and together we have been exploring the impact of the changes to […]

Health and Happiness

While on my commute home recently, I was fascinated to learn of a new social movement on the rise: the Quantified Self (QS). Originally from California, it’s also known as ‘life-logging’ – a trend where individuals collect and analyse data about their physical or mental state using mobile technology. In contrast to those who worry […]

FANCY A THREESOME?

Politicisation, Prioritisation and Postcodes, that is. This month the responsibility for sexual health commissioning has been transferred over to local authorities. This is a big coup for councils since they relinquished public health in the 1970s and it is also an open opportunity to reduce health inequality through integrated and localised care. The choices about […]

GUEST BLOG: VALUE OF CURIOSITY IN LEADERSHIP

What…how can we run an event on this topic? Was my first reaction when I found out that we were to organise an event on ‘The Value of Curiosity in Leadership’. BDO Healthcare Advisory and The Centre for Health Enterprise are running a series of seminars this year to provide a platform for continuing debate […]

GUEST BLOG: IS PUBLIC HEALTH COMING HOME?

Today, after months of integration, public health officially becomes the responsibility of local government once again. Many of those working in local government see this as “public health coming back home.”  To understand the weight behind this statement it is important to question why public health moved from its ‘home’ originally. To understand this question […]

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