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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:

This document sets out what some elements of a successful and safe service to support women and girls with female genital mutilation (FGM) might look like. It has been developed in partnership with healthcare professionals currently involved in providing healthcare services, and it aims to highlight what commissioners might want to consider when developing a new service.

It can be used by any healthcare commissioners, by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), area teams and service development leads.

This resource can be accessed by clicking here:

The advice provided can be adapted to suit local circumstances and provides suggested sections that commissioners may wish to include in their contracts with providers of internet based chlamydia screening.

The considerations for commissioning in this guidance are applicable regardless of who the commissioner of the internet based service is and the local commissioning model chosen.

You can access this resource by clicking here:

The framework aims to widen the responsibility for improving public mental health beyond those professions on the public health register, or with a specific role in public health. Teachers, early years workers, nurses, GPs, housing officers, psychiatrists and employers are all identified as having an important role.

The aim of the framework is to build the capacity and capability of leaders, and developing a workforce that is confident, competent, and committed to:

  • promoting good mental health across the population
  • preventing mental illness and suicide
  • improving the quality and length of life of people living with mental illness

This resource can be accessed by clicking here:

These stories from health visitors and service-users demonstrate the work and benefits of the transformed health visiting service. The service offers 4 levels of support depending on need, 5 universal reviews at key points in a child’s life and 6 high impact areas where health visitors make the biggest difference.

These examples are structured under the 6 high impact areas, which are:

  • transition to parenthood
  • maternal mental health
  • breastfeeding
  • healthy weight and nutrition
  • managing minor illness and preventing accidents
  • the two year review.

You can view the resource by clicking here:


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