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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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The Better Care Fund is intended to transform local health and social care services so that they work together to provide better joined up care and support. This is the Better Care Fund plan for Bolton. Part 1 and Part 2 can be downloaded below.

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.

This cross-sector paper urges the public and policy makers to look beyond general practice as the only alternative to hospital care. It highlights the political drive to address the extreme demand and fiscal pressure on the NHS by taking care out of hospital and into the community, but argues that this can only be successful if people have a clear understanding that GPs are not always the most appropriate first contact. It further argues that reducing demand is an imperative and that high street health specialists have a key role to play in tackling public health challenges like smoking and obesity. This resource can be downloaded by clicking here:

A presentation giving an overview of  accident & emergency attendance at Royal Bolton Hospital between April 2013 and March 2014.  Whilst useful - it may require additional resource to provide in-depth insight.

The guidance explains the health scrutiny regulations and provides local authorities with advice about how to implement them to ensure that existing health services are providing effectively for local communities. The guidance can be accessed by clicking here:

The report gives details of how Public Health England is providing leadership for the development, implementation and evaluation of public health practice for pharmacy, taking national and local priorities into account. This report can be viewed by clicking here:


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