Population health

Population health looks at the outcomes of a group of individuals, and means that services are more evenly distributed to ensure equitable access for all. Decision-makers focus on the wider population so that resources can be allocated effectively within the local population.

Our Population health Blogs

The case for investing in anxiety and depression treatment on a global scale

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Chris Sampson looks at a major new economic study into the return on investment of increased coverage for anxiety and depression treatment.

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Navigating the obstacles to health and care integration

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Alison Turner summarises a new learning report from the Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care (SLIC) programme, which aimed to overcome barriers to health and care integration. The report offers actionable insights that are informed by empirical evidence and experiential learning.

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Nicotine without smoke: new RCP report on e-cigarettes and tobacco harm reduction

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Debutant blogger and vaping activist Lorien Jollye presents a new tobacco harm reduction report from the Tobacco Advisory Group of the Royal College of Physicians.

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Bringing together physical and mental health: King’s Fund report on integrated care

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Kirsten Lawson takes us through the key messages from the recent King’s Fund report on bringing together physical and mental health.

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People, community and healthcare transformation

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Alison Turner reviews a new report from the Health Foundation and Nesta, which investigates how people and communities can be mobilised to improve health and healthcare.

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Recommendations for managing patient engagement

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Sarah McDonald reflects on the Rules of Engagement: Lessons from PANORAMA report produced by the Change Foundation, which makes recommendations for managing patient engagement and will be useful to anyone planning a PPI project.

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Fundamental changes to commissioning needed to address current challenges

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Alison Turner comments on a new report from the King’s Fund, which shares analysis on how health and care systems might develop joint approaches to planning.

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