A Busy Week

No reports of any great consequence some weeks and then like the buses they all seem to come at once. So here goes…..

This week saw the release of the WHO European Health Report 2015. This report is the WHO European Region’s flagship publication. It is published every three years and you will find that it gets quoted a lot. The 2012 report set the baseline for monitoring progress towards the six targets of the European policy framework, Health 2020. This one begins to map the progress towards these arguing that to measure well-being particularly new sources of qualitative evidence are needed as facts and figures are not enough to report meaningfully on what it means to be healthy and well in Europe. It also argues for stronger international collaboration to advance the agenda for health-information research and development across the Region.

For more information watch the video and to download the report go to:


Also published by Age UK this week, the Age UK almanac of disease profiles in later life, which is a reference on the frequency of major diseases, conditions and syndromes affecting older people in England. It’s the third in a series of research pieces they have been involved in. To download this report and for details of the other work they have done see:


Also the Health Quality Improvement Partnership, released the first ever national inpatient falls audit for England and Wales. (Which are mapped against the NICE guideline; CG161). It is a little disappointing to read. Again you can find out more about and download the report by accessing:


Last one is the latest State Of Care Report for 2015 which was released this week This is an annually released document which looks at all Inspection reports across England and Wales and comments on the organisations views of their work year on year. This years report is available at:


For edited highlights though, you might want to view this video:


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