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National child measurement programme (NCMP): practice examples

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 16:21

Public Health England -
These examples demonstrate how local authorities are meeting the NCMP programme goals, and can help health public health professionals find examples to apply to their local requirements.

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Patient online support and resources

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 16:12

NHS England -
Developed in partnership with the Royal College of General Practitioners, this guide provides practical tools on implementing a range of online services including booking appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions.

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Children's and adolescents' mental health and CAMHS

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 12:56

House of Commons Health Select Committee -
This report finds serious and ingrained problems with the commissioning and provision of children’s and adolescents’ mental health services which run through the whole system from prevention and early intervention through to inpatient services for the most vulnerable young people. In addition, the report highlights further areas for action.

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A vision for hepatitis C

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 15:08

Hepatitis C Coalition - 
This report calls for the government to improve hepatitis C services now to prevent thousands of unnecessary deaths. It highlights concerns from clinicians and patient and professional groups about the rising rate of hepatitis C related deaths and the need for improved screening and diagnosis.

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Openness and honesty when things go wrong: the professional duty of candour

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 14:56

General Medical Council (GMC) - 
This consultation, run jointly with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, asks for views on guidance which is designed to support doctors, nurses and midwives in fulfilling their professional duty to be open and honest about mistakes. It also calls on clinical leaders and employers to support doctors, nurses and midwives by creating cultures in the workplace that are open, honest, and where people learn from mistakes so that future patients are protected from harm.

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Language controls for nurses, midwives, dentists, dental care professionals, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 11:10

Department of Health (DH) - 
This consultation seeks views on changes to allow professional regulatory bodies to impose language controls on nursing, dental and pharmacy professionals. The proposed changes will allow regulators to put in place systems for carrying out proportionate language controls on European applicants and for taking for taking fitness to practise action where there are concerns about the English language skills of professionals who are already in practice. The consultation closes on 15 December 2014.

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Draft NHS pension scheme transitional regulations 2014

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 10:50

Department of Health (DH) - 
This consultation seeks views on transitional provisions to change current pension scheme legislation, and the tax treatment of pensions, from 1 April 2015. Responses to the consultation should be sent to nhsreg15@dh.gsi.gov.uk by 25 November 2014.

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Person-centred care made simple

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 16:15

Health Foundation - 
This guide seeks to provide a quick overview of person-centred care. This is not a ‘how to’ guide. Instead, it offers a clear explanation of the principles of person-centred care, why it is important, how it has developed, and some examples to help those considering putting person-centred care in to practice. It is written for anyone interested in health and health care, including health care professionals and those who use the NHS.

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Commissioning for value casebooks

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 16:13

NHS Right Care - 
These three case studies present examples of best practice in commissioning. The Vale of York case study showcases how adoption of Right Care methodology helped to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population in the face of inherited debt, a challenging QIPP target and under-staffing. The Slough case study discusses the improvement in patient outcomes and increased patient participation when the Right Care approach was applied to their diabetes services. The final casebook outlines a hypothetical scenario which compares typical diabetes care against an ideal care pathway and models the cost against each scenario.

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Staff engagement guides

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 16:12

NHS Employers - 
These guides were developed in conjunction with the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and were based on the evidence from NIHR's review of staff engagement in the NHS. The guides are aimed at workforce leaders and cover engagement for HR, senior leaders and line managers as well as case studies and a guide on the measurement of engagement.

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Understanding the differences in in-hospital mortality between Scotland and England

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 14:20

Centre for Health Economics (CHE) - 
This comparative study examines the in-hospital mortality rate of services in Scotland and England and discusses the potential reasons for differences despite similarities in their health systems.

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The impact of hospital financing on the quality of inpatient care in England

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 14:19

Centre for Health Economics (CHE) - 
This paper assesses the impact of Payment by Results (PbR) on hospital quality, using in-hospital mortality and 28-day emergency readmission targets. It examines the impact of PbR particularly across hip replacements, hernia repair and stroke care.

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Creating new value with patients, carers and communities

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 13:32

This report looks at original research carried out by KPMG to find out what patients organisations in different countries believe patients need and how that compares with the healthcare they receive. It makes recommendations on the steps which organisations need to take in order to improve their level of patient involvement and engagement.

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Staying power: success stories in global healthcare

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 13:30

This report provides an overview of key insights from KPMG’s global healthcare conference of 65 healthcare leaders from 30 countries engaged in peer-to-peer discussions on effective strategies for successful healthcare transformation.

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Healthier lives: diabetes, hypertension and NHS Health Check

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 15:31

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This tool shows mapped variation for local authorities, CCGs and GP surgeries for diabetes, hypertension and NHS Health Check and reveals large variation in the prevalence and treatment of diabetes and high blood pressure, and in the provision of the NHS Health Check across the country. 

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Carers strategy: the second national action plan 2014 to 2016

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 15:17

Department of Health (DH) - 
The document identifies the main actions for the next 2 years around supporting carers. There is an overview of evidence gathered over the last few years. It also explains the main achievements in recognising and supporting carers during that time.

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: paediatric cardiac surgery inquiry

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 15:09

NHS England - 
This review was commissioned by NHS England on behalf of a regional quality surveillance group which also comprises the Care Quality Commission, NHS Trust Development Authority and Monitor. It examined the safety of the paediatric cardiac surgery services at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and makes recommendations for improvements in these services. The overarching report bring together the learning and recommendations from all parts of the review. It makes 17 recommendations on data submission and record keeping; communications and complaints; managing consultations on major reconfigurations; whistleblowing; and restoring trust and confidence.

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Start well, live better: a manifesto for the public's health

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 10:50

Faculty for Public Health (FPH) - 
This manifesto is the culmination of an extensive consultation with FPH members about the top public health priorities for this government and the next. From children’s health to climate change, it sets out 12 important and practical actions for anyone serious about giving our children the best possible chance of a healthy and happy life.

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Annual report by the chief social worker for adults: one year on

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 10:42

Department of Health (DH) - 
In this report Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults, sets out progress in improving social work with adults. The report looks at issues for social work with adults, including ensuring social work’s role and values are recognised in the implementation of the Care Act; working with ADASS, the LGA and principal social workers to create the conditions for excellent social work practice; and improving the education and training of social workers by introducing national assessment criteria for social workers at the end of their first year in employment.

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How is the NHS performing? October 2014

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 10:39

The King's Fund - 
Our latest survey of finance directors reveals the highest level of pessimism about the financial position of health organisations since we began surveying in the autumn of 2011. For the first time since we began our quarterly survey, no one expressed any degree of optimism about the financial state of their local health economies over the next year. Nearly half (47 per cent) of trust finance directors surveyed for the report identified staff morale as one of their top three concerns, twice as many as in the previous quarter. The report suggests this should be a significant cause for concern given the close link between staff engagement and quality of care.

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