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The health and social care interface

This ‘think piece’ draws on our past work highlighting the barriers that prevent health and social care services working together effectively, examples of joint working and the move towards services centred on the needs of the individual, to inform the ongoing debate about the future of health and social care in England.

Published:
4 Jul 2018
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The health of livestock and honeybees in England

“Defra eradicated outbreaks of Avian Influenza and Foot and Mouth Disease in 2007 before they could spread further. But Bovine Tuberculosis and the Varroa parasite continue to pose significant risks to the livelihoods of farmers and beekeepers. The Department could tackle disease more effectively by working with farmers and their vets to improve farm biosecurity, and by enforcing compulsory testing as well as encouraging beekeepers to register.”

Published:
4 Mar 2009
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The Home Office: Reducing the risk of violent crime

“Violent crime is an issue everyone will have read about and it is something which a fifth of the adult population have said they worry about. The rise of gun and knife crime is something that will deeply concern every community and the impacts of this sort of criminal activity can devastate individuals and destabilise communities.

“To date, the Home Office has not had a long term, strategic approach to tackling violent crime. It has this week published a new Tackling Violence Action Plan which we all hope will deliver results.”

Published:
21 Feb 2008
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The Home Office: Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour

“Whilst 65 per cent of people in our case review did not go on to commit any further anti-social behaviour after receiving one anti-social behaviour intervention, there is a hard core of individuals who repeatedly behave in an anti-social way and for whom more action is needed.

“The Home Office should formally evaluate the success of different interventions and the impact of combining enforcement interventions with support services to better advise Anti-Social Behaviour Co-ordinators at a local level. They should also consider developing and implementing further more preventive measures to tackle the causes of anti-social behaviour.”

Published:
7 Dec 2006
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The Home Office’s oversight of forensic services

This briefing for the Commons Science and Technology Committee sets out the results of a review of the data available to the Home Office to help it oversee the forensics market; the adequacy of the data the Home Office has available; current trends in the forensics market and associated risks; and the Home Office’s response to the Committee’s previous recommendations on this matter.

Published:
21 Jan 2015