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Managing medicines in care homes

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 12:05

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) -
This guideline considers all aspects of managing medicines in care homes and recommends that all care home providers have a care home medicines policy. It considers prescribing, handling and administering medicines to residents living in care homes and the provision of care or services relating to medicines in care homes.

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London's NHS at the crossroads

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 11:53

Unite -
This report proposes an 18-point plan to improve NHS services in London.

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CQC trialling appeals process for quality ratings

HSJ - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 11:28
The Care Quality Commission is to begin trialling a new appeals process which will allow providers to challenge the regulator’s ratings in certain circumstances.
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'Fair Deal for staff pensions: staff transfers from Central Government’ - guidance for the NHS pension scheme

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 10:54

Department of Health -
Fair Deal is a non-statutory policy setting out how pension issues are to be dealt with when staff are compulsorily transferred from the public sector to independent sector providers of public services. This guidance gives information to contracting authorities, bidders and providers about the application of the new Fair Deal policy where the relevant public service pension scheme is the NHS Pension Scheme.

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Evaluating the Care Quality Commission’s acute hospital regulatory model: emerging findings

NHS Evidence - health management - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 10:30

Care Quality Commission (CQC) -
The CQC commissioned The King's Fund and Manchester Business School to explore whether the new approach to inspections provides a better analysis of the performance of an acute hospital. The full report is due to be published in May 2014.

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Elective waiting list continues to grow

HSJ - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 10:28
The size of the NHS waiting list for elective care grew in January, bucking the pattern of previous years where the number of patients waiting reduced during the month, according to latest figures for England.
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Nominate the NHS’s social media pioneers

HSJ - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 10:14
Champion the people using social media to drive change in the NHS
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MRC head brands Care.data naysayers ‘consent fetishists’

HSJ - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 09:38
The head of the Medical Research Council has said data sharing in the NHS would be seen as a “no brainer” by patients if the government explained the scheme properly.
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HSJ Live 21.03.2014: Rise in children who have self-harmed on acute wards

HSJ - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 07:00
Growing number of children who have self-harmed are admitted to acute wards because of lack of mental health services, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
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Exclusive: University Hospitals Bristol 'inured' to impact of failings

HSJ - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 00:01
An adviser to the national review of children’s heart surgery has warned recent failings at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children “echo” those which led to a public inquiry almost 20 years ago.
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Exclusive: More children who have self harmed on acute wards

HSJ - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 00:01
A growing “hidden cohort” of children who have self-harmed are admitted to acute hospitals because of a lack of appropriate mental health services, according to a survey shared with HSJ.
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21 March issue of HSJ is ready to read on the app

HSJ - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 00:01
This week’s issue of HSJ magazine is now available to read on our tablet app.Download the HSJ app for iPadDownload the HSJ app for AndroidIn this
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Exclusive: More children who have self harmed on acute wards

HSJ Workforce - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 00:01
A growing “hidden cohort” of children who have self-harmed are admitted to acute hospitals because of a lack of appropriate mental health services, according to a survey shared with HSJ.
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Patient safety alert: improving incident reporting and learning

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 16:04

NHS England -
NHS England and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency have jointly issued two patient safety alerts to help healthcare providers increase incident reporting for medication errors and medical devices. The alerts instruct providers to take specific steps that will improve data report quality; and will see the establishment of national networks to maximise learning and provide guidance on minimising harm relating to these two incident types.

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Values mapping tool

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 15:24

NHS Employers -
This tool aims to help organisations to map their values to the those in the NHS Constitution. It has been developed as part of Health Education England’s Values Based Recruitment programme which will ensure that selection into all new NHS funded training posts incorporates testing of values based recruitment by March 2015.

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Commissioning guide: weight assessment and management clinics (tier 3)

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 15:04

The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) -
The guide is intended to assist clinical commissioning groups in commissioning these services and reduce variation in access to weight-loss clinics across the country.

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Summary of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) and nutrition and healthy weight regional events

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 14:29

Public Health England (PHE) -
In winter 2013, PHE held 6 regional events focused on child obesity, the NCMP, healthy weight and nutrition. The child obesity and NCMP workshops enabled PHE to get a better insight to current child obesity and NCMP implementation. This document summarises the events and their outcomes.

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Good practice: audit outcomes analysis

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 14:19

Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) -
This report aims to give a snapshot of organisations providing secondary health care and how they are complying with the Data Protection Act. The report summarises key findings from 19 audits carried out primarily with NHS Trusts by the ICO. The audits looked at how personal data is handled by the organisation, and fit alongside NHS information governance guidelines.

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Consultation skills for pharmacy practice: practice standards for England

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 12:34

Health Education England (HEE) -
This framework aims to help pharmacy professionals to improve their skills in carrying out consultations with patients and in delivering public health messages. It represents a national programme of change in pharmacy and will apply to more than 60,000 pharmacy professionals across England.

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The future of public health - a horizon scan

NHS Evidence - health management - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 11:28

RAND Europe -
Public Health England (PHE) commissioned RAND Europe to undertake a horizon scanning study exploring the future of public health and related scientific services. This work was intended to help inform thinking at the strategic level within PHE, firstly in relation to the wider vision of the Agency and, secondly, in relation to the proposals for the creation of an integrated public health science hub. The report focuses on the different future public health science needs and the extent to which an integrated science hub could serve PHE as it evolves over the next twenty years.

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