Publications

Women PrEPare

Published on Dec 17, 2015 in Our Publications, Publications

A new report looking at the findings and evaluation of the Women PrEPare workshop that took place in London in July 2015, bringing together 30 women living with HIV from around the UK to look at HIV treatment and its use in prevention and how it specifically affects women.

The Manifesto of People Living with HIV

Published on Dec 1, 2015 in Our Publications, Publications

This Manifesto brings together the views of the diverse communities of people living with HIV on the challenges faced in daily life, health and care needs, and hopes for the future. It is a campaign for change identified by the community of people living with HIV. It is a platform for discussion between people living with HIV, people affected by HIV, health and social care providers, policy makers, decision takers, community leaders and beyond. It is a foundation for collaboration to identify and implement solutions to ensure everyone living with HIV has the best possible health and well-being.

Women Know Best Report

Published on Sep 24, 2015 in Our Publications, Publications

A new report which addresses the wide range of issues which specifically affect women living with HIV and looks at some of the best way to address them.
This guide has been produced in conjunction with women living with HIV, and provides a helpful evidence base for support organisations and commissioners to improve and expand their support services for women living with HIV.

Positive Change

Published on Jun 30, 2015 in Our Publications, Publications

A new report highlighting the existing and new challenges in HIV treatment and care that people living with HIV are facing today. To read a summary and the key recommendaionts of the report, and to view and save the report as a pdf, read on…

Positively UK’s Statement on PrEP

Published on Apr 1, 2015 in Our Publications, Publications

Positively UK welcomes the findings from PROUD and IPERGAY studies. We recognise that HIV is complex area, and that PrEP should be used as part of a wider range of interventions. We also urge more research be undertaken on the implementation of PrEP on key populations and other vulnerable group such as women and migrants, as well as the necessity of education on PrEP, both to raise awareness and to ensure people can make informed choices, including implications of its long-term use.

The Impact of the Welfare Reform on People Living With HIV in England

Published on Apr 1, 2014 in Our Publications, Publications

A new report highlighting the damaging impact welfare reforms are having upon people living with HIV.

Based on a survey of 287 people diagnosed with HIV across England the report found that two-thirds of were affected by benefit changes, with nine out of ten reporting poorer health and limited access to HIV care as a result…

Improving well-being

Published on Jan 22, 2014 in Our Publications, Publications

“..without Positively UK I would still be struggling…”     Downloadable .pdf version of Improving well-being: The effectiveness of peer support The findings in our new report, Improving well-being: The effectiveness of peer support, are the result of research conducted to give us an in-depth insight into the role Positively UK’s peer-led services play in […]

States of Mind

Published on Sep 20, 2013 in Our Publications, Publications

People living with long-term medical conditions experience higher levels of poor mental health and emotional well-being, and this is exacerbated for people living with HIV. This report, based on a survey of nearly 200 people living with HIV demonstrates the impact of mental health for people living with HIV socially and in managing their medication […]

The Pregnancy Journey

Published on Sep 20, 2013 in Our Publications, Publications

‘The Pregnancy Journey – a practical guide’ is full of information to help you have a healthy, happy journey through pregnancy to baby and beyond and includes many of the questions that are asked by women living with HIV who are planning to have a baby or are pregnant. Our From Pregnancy to Baby & […]

HIV Behind Bars

Published on Sep 20, 2013 in Our Publications, Publications

People diagnosed and living with HIV in prisons require specific support in managing their health and well-being. Positively UK’s review of health care and support provision in prisons identified cases of sub-standard healthcare with people refused HIV medications, denied confidentiality and experiencing discrimination. Our report highlights these failings, alongside areas of good practice undertaken by […]

Commissioning Effective Services for Women Living with HIV

Published on Sep 20, 2013 in Our Publications, Publications

A guide for those whose work includes planning and commissioning health and social care services for women living with HIV including Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authorities and NHS Commissioning Board. The guidelines look at the needs of women living with HIV and how services should address these. Developed by Positively UK in partnership with the […]

Primary Care Access

Published on Sep 19, 2013 in Our Publications, Publications

HIV now a long-term medical condition there is greater emphasis for people living with HIV to access more of their healthcare from primary care services in particular GPs. The report demonstrates that there are specific challenges for people living with HIV in managing healthcare across different settings. People living with HIV also face barriers and […]

The voluntary and community sector has a vital role to play in promoting well-being and supporting healthcare. This was the key messages from Realising the Value, funded by NHS England. The programme findings strengthen the case for change and identify evidence-based approaches that engage people and enable them to take an active role in their own health and care.

A key part of this programme was the engagement of five partner sites working across:

  • Peer support
  • Self-management education
  • Health coaching
  • Group activities that promote health and wellbeing
  • Asset-based approaches in a health and wellbeing context

Positively UK were the partner site for Peer Support, and contributed to this programme providing evidence on what good person and community-centred care looks like and the potential wide-reaching benefits, such as better mental and physical health, cost savings and wider social value, such as strong community ties. From this work, the set of tools bellow were created in order to help give these approaches a local and national impact.

Realising the Value was led by Nesta and The Health Foundation and ran from May 2015 to November 2016.

Realising the Value Animated

Published on Feb 2, 2017 in Realising the Value

This animation sets out what person- and community-centred approaches in health and care are and some of the many benefits they bring. It was developed by the Realising the Value programme in collaboration with Positively UK and other local partner sites across the country, drawing on the real-life experience of the people they work with.

Realising the value: Ten key actions to put people and communities at the heart of health and wellbeing

Published on Feb 2, 2017 in Realising the Value

This report sets out what the Realising the Value programme found about the difference person- and community-centred approaches can make – and what needs to happen to support their successful implementation and spread. We have aimed to build on, amplify and reinforce existing work. We hope the Realising the Value programme will help future work marshal resources to create the transformational shift that is needed.

Making it happen: Practical learning and tips from the five Realising the Value local partner sites

Published on Feb 2, 2017 in Realising the Value

This catalogue of learning includes some of the most successful examples of person- and community-centred approaches in practice are those which are developed by people and communities, working with and alongside commissioners and policymakers, to build on existing assets and co-produce solutions that work.

What the system can do: The role of national bodies in realising the value of people and communities in health and care

Published on Feb 2, 2017 in Realising the Value

This report focuses on how national bodies can best remove barriers to progressing person- and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing. It reviews the range of mechanisms (often called system levers) national bodies use to influence health and care services to achieve policy objectives, and the impact these have on person- and community- centred approaches for health and wellbeing. It suggests what national bodies might best do to help implement and spread these approaches.

Impact and cost: Economic modelling tool for commissioners

Published on Feb 2, 2017 in Realising the Value

The Realising the Value programme has developed an economic modelling tool to help commissioners evaluate the potential impact of investing in person- and community-centred approaches. The economic modelling suggests that implementing person- and community-centred approaches at scale has the potential to contribute to efforts to slow the demand pressures on the system and may yield efficiency savings.

New approaches to value in health and care

Published on Feb 2, 2017 in Realising the Value

When people are actively involved in their own health and wellbeing, or support others to stay well, it creates value for them and the health and care system in a number of ways. The majority of this value, however, goes unrecognised by formal systems. The Realising the Value programme therefore set out to explore what ‘value’ means for people and communities, and how this can be understood most appropriately by the NHS.

Supporting self-management: A guide to enabling behaviour change for health and wellbeing using person- and community-centred approaches

Published on Feb 2, 2017 in Realising the Value

This guide offers two things: a framework for understanding and changing behaviour, and real-world examples of how these changes happen in practice. It uses the Behavioural Insights Team’s EAST framework to organise ideas and examples. It is intended to be a user-friendly and memorable tool for considering the main drivers of behaviour and generating effective approaches for addressing them; and provides examples from the five Realising the Value partner sites, including Positively UK.

Spreading Change: A guide to enabling the spread of person- and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing

Published on Feb 2, 2017 in Realising the Value

This guide is for people who champion person- and community-centred approaches in health and social care, in other statutory bodies and in community-based organisations. This guide offers two things: a framework for understanding and changing behaviour, and real-world examples of how these changes happen in practice from the five Realising the Value partner sites, including Positively UK.

Making the change: Behavioural factors in person- and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing

Published on Feb 2, 2017 in Realising the Value

This paper aims to understand the drivers of healthy behaviours and the barriers to achieving them. It presents five broad factors that have been shown to influence engagement and self-management behaviours, and suggests how they can be targeted in order to increase such behaviours. These factors all emerge from robust studies on what influences behaviour.

At the Heart of Health: Realising the value of people and communities

Published on Jan 23, 2017 in Realising the Value

This report explores the value of people and communities at the heart of health, in support of the NHS Five Year Forward View vision to develop a new relationship with people and communities. Our starting point is that health and care services need to work alongside individuals, carers, families, social networks and thriving communities. This report seeks to bring together in one place a wide range of person- and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing. It provides an overview of the existing evidence base with a particular focus on the potential benefits of adopting person- and community-centred approaches.

Realising the Value was funded by NHS England and led by Nesta and the Health Foundation, working in partnership with Voluntary Voices (made up of National Voices, Regional Voices, NAVCA and Volunteering Matters), and the Behavioural Insights Team, PPL and the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University.

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