Health policy

Below is the essay with the instruction and some useful resources given by my lecturer.

Health Policy”

This assignment is intended to assess the following learning outcomes:

4. Critically evaluate the changes to the NHS at the local level.
5. Work with health policy leaders and innovators
6. Review alternatives to traditional care delivery services.
7. Appreciate the role of health commissioners.
9. Use the web for information gathering and communication

Show how the recent policy changes in the NHS will improved health care delivered to local communities. Evaluate the usefulness and success of these changes to health and care delivery.

Main aim(s) of the module:
To examine health policy as it has evolved with the creation of the NHS.
To review current health policies and related these to need at the local level.
To evaluate the 2013 NHS reforms and their implementation.
To investigate health care outside the NHS

Main topics of study:
Recent reforms to the National Health Service
Examples of health care changes in East London.
Coordination and integration of health care.
The commissioning of Health services
The role of the patient as a consumer of health care.
The role of the local council in providing health care and policy coordination

Learning Outcomes for the module
Please use the appropriate headings to group the Learning Outcomes. While it is expected that a module will have LOs covering a range of knowledge and skills, it is not necessary that all four headings are covered in every module. Please delete any headings that are not relevant. You should number the LOs sequentially to enable mapping of assessment tasks.

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

Knowledge
1. Identify the main features of the National Health Service.
2. Understand how health reforms have change local delivery of health care.

Thinking skills
3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the NHS reforms
4. Critically evaluate the changes to the NHS at the local level.

Subject-based practical skills
5. Work with health policy leaders and innovators.
6. Review alternatives to traditional care delivery services.
7. Appreciate the role of health commissioners

Skills for life and work (general skills)
8. Carry out literature searches using on-line facilities.
9. Use the web for information gathering and communication

Seminar on Voluntary services
Can the NHS learn from the voluntary sector?
https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/supporting-people-manage-their-health
https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/press/press-releases/enable-more-nhs-organisations-become-mutuals-and-devolve-decision-making-says
https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/making-our-health-and-care-systems-fit-ageing-population
28th January
How is the Better Care Fund aiming to improve health care?
How is “Care in the Community” and the work of voluntary organisations contributing to better health?
https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/voluntary_sector.html
https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/integrating_health.html
https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2014/05/wanted-even-better-care-fund

4th February
How is the new “Health watch” likely to contribute to local health care?
https://www.local.gov.uk/web/guest/health-wellbeing-and-adult-social-care/-/journal_content/56/10171/3492011/ARTICLE-TEMPLATE
https://bit.ly/1LgqasI
https://bit.ly/1FvBHlC
https://www.local.gov.uk/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=5cbe6e9e-2146-4daa-a074-499d360f3df7&groupId=10180
https://bit.ly/1iVNBLw
https://bit.ly/1MTPGUL
https://bit.ly/1Vlydnt

11th February
What is the future for the District general hospital?
https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/articles/nhs_reconfiguration.html
Hospital finance
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0367snq

25th February
Does Commissioning have a part in future health care policy?
https://www.nhsconfed.org/health-topics/commissioning https://www.health.org.uk/search/?searchType=word&keywords=Commissioning&searchSubmit=Go&siid=131
What are the concerns surrounding the involvement of “Alternative Qualified Providers” (AQP)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03h3fx6
https://news.bbc.co. uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/12_11_13_fo4_healthymarket.pdf

3rd March
Critically review the new “Health and Wellbeing Boards”
https://www.nhsconfed.org/~/media/Confederation/Files/Publications/Documents/guide_to_governance_for_health_and_wellbeing_boards.pdf
https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/health-and-wellbeing-boards-one-year-on
https://bit.ly/1RaYjJl
https://bit.ly/1LgrXhu
https://bit.ly/1KObpI0
Show how the work of the Newham Scrutiny Committee has contributed to better health care.
https://www.newham.gov.uk/YourCouncil/Scrutiny/Whatisscrutiny.htm.

10th March
Show how community health services are evolving in response to demands being made upon it and changes in health policy.
https://www.nhsconfed.org/resources/2015/07/what-are-community-health-services

17th March
Does Primary care have a future in its present form?
https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/commissioning-and-funding-general-practice
https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/articles/general-practice-london-supporting-improvements-quality

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