Over the past 40 years, national surveys show that the oral health of children in England continues to improve. Most children, but not all, enjoy a ‘Smile for Life’ but for some of the most vulnerable in our society there remains significant work to be done in tackling tooth decay.
A generational cultural change in bottom-up clinical leadership is needed if sustainable healthcare is to become a reality, writes John King and Dr David Paynton of Ethos Partnership.
Nick Bosanquet, Professor of Health Policy at Imperial College, speaks to Accountable Care Journal about implementing the objectives of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP).
We often ignore the power of people and place, the shared unifying factors that determine our lives, when designing public services, whether they are NHS, Council, police, job centres, colleges, housing or any publicly funded body, writes Donna Hall, Chief Executive of Wigan Council.
It is hard to overstate the importance of the Mental Health Act for individuals who, in the midst of their deepest despair and vulnerability, have their liberty taken away from them. It's time we all worked together to make the recommendations a reality.
In many hospitals across the country there are patients who are experiencing prolonged admissions as a consequence of poor mouth care. ACJ speaks to Mili Doshi from Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust about the positive impact that Mouth Care Matters is having on patient health outcomes.
Rt Hon Lord Heseltine CH gave the inaugural Chamberlain Lecture on 4th June 2018, hosted by Cratus, Public Policy Projects and BT. Read the full transcript here.
Niall Dickson, co-chair of the Brexit Health Alliance, writes on last week’s postponement of the Brexit vote. This means more uncertainty on issues such as health system supply chains, reciprocal healthcare, regulatory alignment, research programmes and public health systems.
People with a severe mental illness have a life expectancy that is some 15-20 years shorter than average. This is perhaps one of the starkest statistics in health in the UK. With the NHS Long Term Plan on the horizon, it’s perhaps time to look at how new measures of prevention and early intervention