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Violence in England and Wales in 2013: an Accident and Emergency perspective

NHS Evidence - health management - 2 hours 30 min ago

Cardiff University -
This data was gathered from a scientific sample of 117 Emergency Departments (EDs), Minor Injury Units (MIUs) and Walk-in Centres in England and Wales. The report finds that the numbers of people injured in serious violence dropped by 12% in 2013 compared to 2012, with an estimated 234,509 people attending EDs, MIUs and Walk-in Centres in England and Wales for treatment following violence.

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The management of waste from health, social and personal care

NHS Evidence - health management - 2 hours 32 min ago

Royal College of Nursing (RCN) -
The guide was developed with RCN members and waste management experts from across the UK. It was co-authored by WSP, the professional consultancy which also helped produce the Department of Health’s revised guidance on the safe management of health care waste. It aims to supporting health care workers to classify waste appropriately in order to bring benefits to health organisations as well as the environment.

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Learning for care homes from alternative residential care settings

NHS Evidence - health management - 3 hours 26 sec ago
Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) - This review explores the learning from delivery of care in residential services for children and young people, residential services and supported housing for people with learning disabilities and hospice care, and considers how this can be applied in care homes for older people.
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Transplantation of organs from donors with a history of cancer

NHS Evidence - health management - 3 hours 19 min ago

Department of Health (DH) -
This Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) report provides advice and recommendations on the risk of cancer being transmitted by an organ transplant, following a review of the evidence.

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Strengthening the commitment: 1 year on: progress report on the UK Modernising Learning Disabilities Nursing Review

NHS Evidence - health management - 3 hours 52 min ago

Department of Health (DH) -
This report sets out the progress made in England during the past year against the 17 recommendations set out in ‘Strengthening the commitment: the report of the UK modernising learning disability nursing review’. It shows how the recommendations have been implemented into practice to improve health and wellbeing for people with learning disabilities, fulfilling the commitment made in ‘Transforming care: a national response to Winterbourne View Hospital’.

 

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Reports from the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP)

NHS Evidence - health management - 4 hours 21 min ago

Department of Health (DH) -
COMEAP advises on all matters concerning the health effects of air pollutants. These reports include reviews of: the UK air quality index; mortality effects of long-term exposure to particulate air pollution in the UK; long-term exposure to air pollution: effect on mortality; and cardiovascular disease and air pollution.

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Social exclusion of people in the sex industry: review of evidence

NHS Evidence - health management - 4 hours 31 min ago

Department of Health (DH) - This National Inclusion Board (NIB) report is structured around 3 themes: the factors that cause vulnerability, social exclusion and involvement in sex work; how social exclusion affects the lives of sex workers and the different levels of social exclusion experienced by certain groups of sex workers; and the barriers that prevent greater social inclusion of sex workers’ lives. Many of these barriers relate to broader issues of social exclusion beyond sex work itself.

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First reports from new-style inspections of mental health services and community health services

NHS Evidence - health management - 4 hours 43 min ago

Care Quality Commission (CQC) -
These are the first reports from the new CQC programme of mental health and community health services inspections. Reports have been published on Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust; Devon Partnership NHS Trust; Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust; and Central Essex Community Services.

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HSJ bids to identify top 50 service integrators

HSJ - 5 hours 58 min ago
LGC and sister title Health Service Journal unveil healthcare project
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HSJ bids to identify top 50 service integrators

HSJ Workforce - 5 hours 58 min ago
LGC and sister title Health Service Journal unveil healthcare project
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First reports from new-style inspections of mental health services and community health services

NHS Evidence - health management - 6 hours 37 min ago

Care Quality Commission (CQC) -
These are the first reports from the new CQC programme of mental health and community health services inspections. Reports have been published on Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust; Devon Partnership NHS Trust; Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust; and Central Essex Community Services.

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DH and HSCIC framework agreement

NHS Evidence - health management - 7 hours 10 min ago

Department of Health (DH) -
This document outlines out how the department and HSCIC will work together, setting out roles, responsibilities, governance and accountability arrangements.

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Commissioning guide: provision of general children’s surgery

NHS Evidence - health management - 7 hours 22 min ago

Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) - 
This commissioning guidance does not focus on single-condition care pathways, but covers the provision of treatment for the wide range of children’s conditions that may require elective surgical intervention and/or anaesthesia for planned procedures and investigations.

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The equity action spectrum: taking a comprehensive approach

NHS Evidence - health management - 7 hours 26 min ago

World Health Organization Europe (WHO) -
This is one of a series of policy briefs that describe practical actions to address health inequities, especially in relation to tobacco, alcohol, obesity and injury, the priority public health challenges facing Europe. It provides a framework that policy-makers at national, regional and local levels can apply to their own unique context, to help them consider the processes by which inequities occur and suggest policy interventions to address them.

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Sexual and reproductive health evidence summaries

NHS Evidence - health management - 7 hours 44 min ago

Public Health England (PHE) - 
This package of new resources providing the latest evidence on the impact and economics of opportunistic chlamydia screening, and HIV screening and testing. The topics were selected given their priority as key sexual health indicators within the ‘Public Health Outcomes Framework’, which local areas are now delivering against. For both of these topics, PHE have produced evidence summaries and leaders' briefings which aim to inform the planning and commissioning of these services.

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GSK and Novartis agree tie-up deal

HSJ - 7 hours 49 min ago
GlaxoSmithKline and Swiss rival Novartis are to create a consumer healthcare powerhouse as part of a string of deals affecting their oncology and vaccines portfolios.
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Doctors know best on resources

HSJ - 8 hours 4 min ago
Doctors are the best judges of when public resources should be used for patient care, a leading medic has declared.
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Mental health trust urged to improve in post-Francis inspection

HSJ - 8 hours 9 min ago
The Care Quality Commission has issued three warning notices to Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust - the first mental health provider inspected under its new inspection regime.
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NHS England steps up work on pooling budgets

HSJ - 8 hours 49 min ago
NHS England has begun detailed work on how to pool its primary care budgets with other commissioners, one of its senior leaders has revealed.
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HSJ Live 23.04.2014: HSJ bids to identify top 50 service integrators

HSJ - 11 hours 26 min ago
Project launched with sister title LGC to identify most influential people in the integration of health and care services, plus the rest of today’s comment and news.
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