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Proactive reports

Our proactive reports have included:
1. pdfMeeting the prevention challenge in the East Midlands 
This report from Public Health England East Midlands and the East Midlands Clinical Senate aims to support the delivery of the prevention challenge in the region. It highlights the projected rises in demand for health and care services, provides a practical framework for prevention in the East Midlands, and identifies areas for intervention with case studies highlighting local good practice.

2. East Midlands seven day services project
This report highlights the strategic and operational opportunities and areas of current good practice. It is intended to inform further discussion between commissioners and providers to identify solutions, and deliver robust, consistent care to patients every day of the week.

  • Delivering seven day services is a system-wide issue. In 2014 the East Midlands Clinical Senate coordinated an unprecedented data exercise together and shared data for seven day services. It looked at existing services against the national seven day standards for urgent and emergency care to identify the gaps and opportunities to fill them. This collaborative report is intended to inform wider planning to improve access to NHS services. Making seven day services work in the acute trusts will be highly dependent on corresponding improvements across the community, primary, mental health and social care services.
  • Each individual trust also received their own report with recommendations.

3. pdfCommissioning services for an ageing population and those living with frailty
This report written in conjunction with the Royal College of Surgeons and with the support of the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network, Commissioning Services for an Ageing Population and Those Living with Frailty, summarises recent national publications with guidance on delivering services for older people and those living with frailty.

Commissioning services for an ageing population and those living with frailty needs to change. The emerging evidence around frailty, the absolute need to provide holistic person centred care and changing demographics mandate that change.

This report is intended to be a useful, practical resource for commissioners; concepts like ‘frailty’ and interventions like ‘comprehensive geriatric assessment’ are incredibly important. This report is an opportunity to explain the language and help understanding, and ensure that value adding priorities and standards drive commissioning.

4. pdfPhysical activity and exercise medicine
This report by the East Midlands Clinical Senate provides background information, a case for change and recommendations to encourage more people to be more active more of the time. The focus of the report is physical activity and the benefits to be obtained through its use in prevention of ill health, in risk reduction and as an active treatment.

Physical inactivity poses a serious and growing threat to our society- it is a pan-societal issue damaging our health, economy and environment. Levels of physical activity are declining and we need to act.

5. Supporting clinical commissioning groups to undertake a review of sustainable services
At the request of the East Midlands clinical commissioning groups, the East Midlands Clinical Senate offered a clinical review of their draft five year strategic plans prior to submission to NHS England on 20th June 2014. The review focused on the three clinical elements of the plans:

  • ambitions
  • outcome measures
  • interventions