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Unit 18 P3 Explain the roles and responsibilities of two overarching health organizations

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´╗┐Jessica Bascombe Unit 18: Working in The Health Sector P3: Explain the roles and responsibilities of two overarching health organizations Public Health Observatories: There are 12 public health observations that work across the 5 nations of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland they produce information data and intelligence on individual health and health care for professional practitioners, policy makers and the wider community their expertise lies in turning info and data into meaningful health intelligence. The Public Health Observatories vision for the public health is to provide better information that support better decision-making, leading to better health they work in partnership with practitioners, government, health and academic organizations at local and national levels. The Public Health Observatories monitor and forecast trends in health status and disease and play a major role in showing how health inequalities are being tackled locally and regionally, they monitor the effects of health and health care interventions to help give commissioners and providers of health and related services. The Public Health Observatories publish a variety of significant reports, briefings, information and indicators and provide the tools for users to access the information easily ...read more.


There work on leading health and well-being for Government includes: * Working with the wider public sector * The 3rd and private sectors on issues such as health protection or lifestyle choices * Integrating health and well being with other Government agendas at regional level * Working with international partners including the EU, WHO and OECD National Institute for health and care excellence (NICE): Is an independent organization responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health in England and Wales. NICE was established as the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in 1999 partly to ensure equality of care and medicines prescribing across the NHS in England and Wales. The NICE provide 3 types of clinical guidance: * Technology appraisals * Clinical guidelines * Interventional procedures The National Institute for health care excellence provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care it develops guidance, standards and information on high quality health and social care. It also advises on ways to promote healthy living and prevent ill health formerly the National Institute For Health and Clinical Excellence NICE?s name changed on ...read more.


The 4 key goals are: * Reduce skills gaps and shortages * Improve productivity * Increase opportunities for all individuals in the workforce * Improve learning supply Health Protection Agency (HPA): Is an independent body with responsibility for protecting the health and well being of everyone living on England and Wales they provide up to date, impartial and authoritative advice for government, health professionals and the public their main responsibilities are to: * Identify and respond to human health hazards caused by infectious diseases, chemicals, poisons and radiation * Anticipate and prepare for new and emerging threats to human health * Provide specialist support to the National Health Service (NHS), local authorities and other agencies * Provide specialist health protection services include a rapid response to emergencies including those due to deliberate release * Advise government health professionals and the public on the best ways to protect health If there is a risk of infection from any disease the Health Protection Agency will work closely together the HPA is responsible for identifying and contacting those at risk and who may need medication. ...read more.

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