Category Archives: UK health and social care

Social determinants of health

The Health Foundation have published an introduction to the social determinants of health. The guide is described as being particularly useful as an introduction to the social determinants of health.


NHS England sustainability

The UK Government has published a response to a Lords Select Committee report on the long-term sustainability of the NHS and adult social care. The original report made 34 recommendations in a wide range of areas including service transformation; funding the NHS and adult social care; innovation, technology and productivity; public health, prevention and patient responsibility. The government’s response states that significant efficiencies will be needed to make the NHS and social care system sustainable for the long term.

Cost-effectiveness of vaccinations consultation

A consultation is being ran by the Department of Health and Social Care in England on behalf of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The consultation is on the methodology used in a report from the Cost-Effectiveness Methodology for Immunisation Programmes & Procurement (CEMIPP) group to appraise the cost–effectiveness of vaccination programmes and is aimed at health economists.

Tackling multiple unhealthy risk factors

The King’s Fund have published a report on tackling multiple unhealthy risk factors. The report looks at services that are using innovative ways to address the problem of multiple unhealthy risk factors in a holistic way that reflects the reality of people’s lives.