Department of Health

APPG press release on social prescribing, culture and health

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing has created a press release on social prescribing, culture and health that brings together case studies from arts-on-prescription schemes and quotes from the Secretary of State's recent speech on social prescribing and the cultural

Navigating the health landscape in England: A guide for the voluntary sector working with offenders

This resource provides an overview of the health commissioning landscape, explaining the roles of organisations with direct commissioning responsibilities as well as key organisations in a commissioning support role.

A healthier life for all: The case for cross-government action

The Health Foundation and the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group have co-published a set of essays examining the case for cross government action to improve health.

LSE festival on arts and health – video

Watch the LSE’s literary festival from 23 February 2016, focused on the arts and health – and making the economic case for arts interventions in health.

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The Dementia Challenge first year report published

The Dementia Challenge report describes achievements in the 3 main areas of the challenge: driving improvements in health and care, creating dementia friendly communities and better research.

Public health services non mandatory contracts and guidance

This non-mandatory contract is designed for use by local authorities in commissioning services to meet their new public health functions.

Spending on health and social care over the next 50 years

This report by John Appleby considers the drivers of spending on health and long-term care, and asks whether spending must or should consume such large proportions of GDP in the future, and the fiscal feasibility of this.

Public health commissioning in the NHS from 2013

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) and the Department of Health have published their detailed agreement showing how the NHS CB will drive improvements in the health of England’s population through its commissioning of certain public health services.

NHS Mandate published

The first Mandate between the Government and the NHS Commissioning Board, setting out the ambitions for the health service for the next two years, has been published.

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