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Health Inequalities Bulletin Issue No. 40 Aug/Sep 2013

Health Inequalities Bulletin Issue No. 40 Aug/Sep 2013

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This bulletin is produced by the North Staffordshire NHS Outreach Library and Information Service for Primary Care Trusts in North Staffordshire. It aims to draw attention to some of the key documents and reviews on health inequalities that have been published in the previous month.
This bulletin is produced by the North Staffordshire NHS Outreach Library and Information Service for Primary Care Trusts in North Staffordshire. It aims to draw attention to some of the key documents and reviews on health inequalities that have been published in the previous month.

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NHS Library and Information Service North Staffordshire 
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Health Inequalities Bulletin
Issue no. 40
August - September 2013
About this Bulletin:
Aims to draw attention to some of the key documents and reviews of research in healthinequalities that have been published in the two previous months.
Where possible, links to the full text documents are included. If the article is in a journal,NHS and Public Health staff in Stoke and North Staffordshire can contact the Health Libraryfor a copy.
Link to request form:
If you need further assistance in obtaining any of the resources listed in the bulletin or haveother information needs, please contact the Outreach Librarians or the Health Library,details below.
The bulletin can be e-mailed to colleagues who may also find it useful.
A list of websites that are checked in the production of this bulletin is given on the firstpage. Please suggest others that may be useful.
Feedback is welcomed to inform future issues of the bulletin.
Contact information
Bulletin produced by NHS Outreach Librarians
01782 679564 or 0300 123 1535 ext/FeatureNet 8429
Health LibraryTel:
01782 679500
Topics reviewed in this issue:Health Inequalities Bulletin
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Sources checked for this bulletinPlease suggest further sites that should be monitored in the production of thisbulletin
 CRD Centre for Reviews and Dissemination http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/crdweb/ 
(Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects)
NHS Economic Evaluation DatabaseDaily Health Bulletin http://www.sheffield.nhs.uk/healthbulletin/  Department of Health http://www.gov.uk/dh  Department of Health bulletins http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Bulletins/  Social Care Institute for Excellence http://www.scie.org.uk/  Inside Government local government alerts https://www.gov.uk/government/email-signup  Joseph Rowntree Foundation http://www.jrf.org.uk/ 
King’s Fund
DisabilityFacing Blindness Alone: what the government needs to do to stop the isolation of blind people
 Royal National Institute of Blind PeopleThis report argues that within the next ten years, local support for blind and visuallyimpaired people will be drastically reduced. The research shows that although care andsupport has declined for all adults with a physical disability (30%), people with sight losshave been the worse affected (43%)http://www.rnib.org.uk/getinvolved/campaign/healthsocialcare/Documents/Social-care-report.pdf 
EthnicityBlack and Minority Ethnic (BME) Communities, mental health and criminal justice
Centre for Mental HealthThis briefing argues that community groups are key to engaging BME groups that aredisproportionately represented both in mental health care and in the criminal justicesystem. It discusses examples of some services making excellent progress in this area butargues that there is a lot of room for other services and commissioners to build on suchexamples of good practice.http://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/pdfs/Bradley_Commission_briefing1_BME.pdf 
The Bradley Commission: Black and Minority Ethnic Communties, mental healthand criminal justice.
Saunders et alThis report is an appraisal of best practice provision of those services working with blackand minority ethnic communities at critical points of the criminal justice pathwayhttp://www.better-health.org.uk/resources/research/bradley-commission-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities-mental-health-and-crimin
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InequalitiesEuropean Health Inequalities
European CommissionThe report indicates that the wide variation in life expectancy and infant mortalityhistorically found between EU countries is narrowing. The gap between the longest andshortest life expectancy found in EU-27 decreased by 17% for men between 2007 and2011 and 4% for women between 2006 and 2011.http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-823_en.htm?locale=en
Health inequalities through the lens of health capital theory: issues, solutions andfuture directions
RANDThis paper explores what health-capital theory has to offer in terms of informing anddirecting research into health inequality. It argues that economic theory can help inidentifying mechanisms through which specific socioeconomic indicators and healthinteract.http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/working_papers/WR1000/WR1011/RAND_WR1011.pdf 
Personal Stories on the health and social care divide
King’s Fund
 Included in the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care call for evidence area number of stories illustrating how the divide between health and social care affects
people’s lives.
Reducing health inequalities: the challenge of public health
Innovation UnitThis think piece suggests that a solution to tackling inequalities in public health lies withcreating co-produced services which utilise the assets within people. It draws from findingsof the People Powered Health project, as well as horizon scans from around the world toexplore the capacity within people and communities to help themselves and each other.http://www.britishcouncil.org/dk_d160_book_5_reducing_health_inequalities_john_craig.pdf 
 Review of Health Determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region:Final Report
World Health OrganisationThis report builds on the global evidence and recommends policies to reduce healthinequities and the health divide across all countries, including those with low incomes.http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/215196/Review-of-social-determinants-and-the-health-divide-in-the-WHO-European-Region-final-report-Eng.pdf 
 The Shifting Nature of the Health Care Divide
Nicholas Timmons/King’s
FundThis presentation explores the shifting nature of the funding divide in England's health andsocial care systems, from pre-NHS to the current day.http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/audio-video/nicholas-timmins-shifting-nature-health-and-social-care-divide

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