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Health and Wellbeing Boards are required to undertake Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments (PNAs) every three years.  The purpose of the PNA is to assess the provision of pharmaceutical services across Bolton, ascertain whether the system is appropriate to meet the needs of our population and identify any potential gaps in the current service delivery.  The PNA will be used by NHS England to inform decisions regarding applications to join Bolton’s pharmaceutical list.

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This indicator measures the average number of delayed transfers of care (for those aged 18 and over) that are attributable to adult social care, per 100,000 population. It is part of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF).

This indicator measures the average number of delayed transfers of care (for those aged 18 and over), per 100,000 population. It is part of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF).

The proportion of people aged 65 and over discharged from acute or community hospitals to their own home or to a residential or nursing care home or extra care housing for rehabilitation, with a clear intention that they will move on/back to their own home, who are at home or in extra care housing or an adult placement scheme setting 91 days after the date of their discharge from hospital. Part of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework.

The Borough of Bolton has a resident population of approximately 280,000. The health and social care system comprises a number of statutory organisations along with a GP Federation and vibrant community and voluntary sector:

  • Bolton Foundation Trust
  • Bolton Council
  • Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Greater Manchester West Mental Health Trust
  • Bolton Federation
  • Bolton CVS
  • HealthWatch Bolton

These organisations and wider stakeholders have worked jointly to develop Bolton’s Health and Care Locality Plan to deliver real improvements in health and wellbeing for Bolton people and make services more sustainable for the future, in terms of money and patient care.

Crossing professional boundaries: - a toolkit for collaborative teamwork has been developed by The King’s Fund with NHS Future Focused Finance. It is a simple seven-step process to enable cross-functional teams to reflect on how they work together, with a view to improving.

The Toolkit comes in 4 sections:

  1. An Introduction – what the toolkit is for and why should you use it
  2. Section A – why should you take the time as a team to reflect with your colleagues
  3. Section B – The Toolkit, and the 7-step process - Use this to strengthen joint working between clinical and finance teams
  4. Section C – Shortcuts, templates and suggestions

The Toolkit was refined following feedback and evaluation from the pilot phase, which involved NHS organisations across the country using the Toolkit with their own teams. An evaluation, carried out independently by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA), demonstrated encouraging outcomes in improving teamwork between clinical and finance teams, and consequently better outcomes for patients. Click here to read the evaluation.

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The Director of Public Health Annual Report 2014/2015 focuses on the children and young people of Bolton. This report allows us to paint a picture of what we know about Bolton’s Children and Young People and most importantly what the young people themselves are telling us about their health and health behaviours. It sets out is being done locally to improve services including new models of service, and highlights examples of good practice across the borough. 

These documents set out the purpose of the Social Value Act and outline how it affects local public health bodies.

They include information about:

  • what social value means and how and it is used
  • reasons to act on social value
  • local action for local public sector commissioners

They can be accessed by clicking here:

This resource is part of the ‘Local Action on Health Inequalities’ Collection that can be accessed by clicking here:

The Shared Learning collection is a portfolio of quality-assured examples of implementation of NICE guidance and the use of quality standards to change local practice.
The Quality and Productivity collection provides quality-assured, real life examples of how things can be done differently in health and social care, whilst still providing optimal standards of care to patients. This includes 133 evidence-based examples that have been shown to improve quality and save money, plus areas of potential disinvestment from NICE guidance and Cochrane reviews.

This can be accessed by clicking here:

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