Health landscape report: 15-19 May 2023

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This weekly report shares new data and policy information relating to general practice, with selected facts and figures highlighted.

Official bodies

NHS Digital  

    • Adults in England who reported bad or very bad health are more than three times as likely to report feeling lonely than those with good or very good health. 

 Imperial College London 

  • Data: A report in the Times that care for obese patients costs the NHS double what it does for those with a normal BMI [18/5]. 
    • Researchers looked at the health records of 2.4 million adults in northwest London to see how much they cost each year in terms of hospital admissions, GP appointments and prescriptions. 

World Health Organisation 

 Department for Health and Social Care  

    • The major conditions call for evidence has been launched for views on how best to prevent, diagnose, treat and manage the 6 major conditions. 

Office for National Statistics 

    • UK healthcare expenditure was around £283 billion in 2022, which is an increase in nominal terms of 0.7% from spending in 2021. 
    • Adjusting for the effects of inflation, total healthcare expenditure declined in real terms by 4.5% in 2022. 
    • This comes after unprecedented growth in healthcare spending over 2020 and 2021 following the pandemic, with healthcare spending 13.5% higher in real terms, in 2022 compared with 2019. 
    • Non-government healthcare expenditure grew by 3.9% in real terms in 2022. 
    • Defined as ‘out-of-pocket healthcare’ and ‘voluntary health insurance’. 
    • The number of people economically inactive because of long-term sickness increased to a record high. 

Think tanks, charities and representative bodies

British Medical Journal 

Royal College of GPs 

The King’s Fund 

Lane Clark & Peacock LLP 

New Local 

    • Can community power end health inequalities? with: 
      • Prof Bola Owolabi, Director of the National Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Programme, NHS England 
    • In practice: Communities tackling health inequalities with: 
      • Dr William Bird MBE GP and Founder and CEO, Intelligent Health  
      • Dr Andy Knox GP and Associate Medical Director, Population Health, NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria ICB  
      • Kalvinder Kohli, Assistant Director – Early Intervention and Prevention, Birmingham City Council  
      • Iain O’Neil Managing Partner for Health, TPXimpact   



More in Common 

    • Supporting the NHS is a top issue for 43% of people, the second highest.  
    • 75% picked the cost of living. 

London Trusts   

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust 

Barts Health NHS Trust 

London North West University Healthcare Trust 

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust 

St Georges University Hospitals Foundation Trust 

  • Hospitals launch new five-year strategy committing to providing outstanding care, together, for the people of south west London, Surrey and beyond. 

West London NHS Trust 

Great Ormond Street Hospital 

    • The collaboration will develop the use of cutting-edge technologies, like artificial intelligence and machine learning to enable better use of data that is routinely collected in treatment to improve care at GOSH and beyond. 

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