Department of Health

Question in the Lords

On 19 July 2012, Lord (Alan) Howarth raised a question about arts in health in the House of Lords questioning the Government Minister Earl Howe about encouraging commissioners to invest resources in the arts as a means of improving health.

National framework to improve mental health and wellbeing published

The government has published the mental health implementation framework, which sets out what organisations can do to support the objectives of the mental health strategy No Health without Mental Health.

Health and wellbeing boards directory

The King’s Fund have published a directory providing details and contact information for health and wellbeing boards in England.

Any Qualified Provider Map of Services

An online interactive map has been published outlining the services that will be opened up to Any Qualified Provider (AQP) from April 2012. It will allow patients, commissioners and providers to see the local health services where there will be a choice of provider for patients.

How to…promote mental wellbeing

This resource has been designed for people and agencies wanting to actively promote and improve the mental wellbeing of their community.

Improving environments for care at end of life

A new publication  from the King’s Fund  which presents case studies that show how, even in the most uninspiring environments, it is possible to create welcoming spaces that provide value for money and can improve the quality of care and the patient experience.


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