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Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE) -
To truly transform care, hospitals and care systems must effectively engage patients and their families. This guide presents a framework for one powerful way to engage patients – as advisors on quality and patient safety initiatives. The Symposium for Leaders in Healthcare Quality developed this guide to help hospitals and care systems build and sustain partnerships with patient and family advisors, specifically to improve quality and safety.
Centre for Health Economics (CHE) -
Productivity is one of the key measures against which NHS achievements can be judged and is the focus of this report. This report updates previous analysis of NHS productivity growth since 2004/05, focussing on the change in NHS productivity between 2011/12 and 2012/13, the latter financial year being the latest for which data have been made available.
A framework for accredited scientific practice (ASP) in healthcare science: a strategic approach to continuing personal and professional development
Health Education England (HEE) -
This framework and accompanying implementation guidance, describe the arrangements for ASP and provide practical guidance for the service, professional bodies, and universities to support the establishment of employer-led programmes, supported by the National School of Healthcare and the Academy for Healthcare Science.
House of Commons Public Accounts Committee -
This report finds that despite the agreed aim that people with learning disabilities should live and receive care in the community, there has been no closure programme for large mental health hospitals. It noted that the availability of places in mental health hospitals has reduced the pressure on local commissioners to revise their commissioning strategies to expand the capacity and capability of local community services. The report recommends that the Department of Health should mandate the timely collection of a consistent dataset on people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour, to inform effective planning and management of their care. It also recommends that NHS England should use its commissioning framework to require local commissioners to comply fully with the Department of Health's stated aim to promote community based services rather than hospital admissions for people with learning disabilities.
Care Quality Commission (CQC) -
This report examines what underpins high quality care. It includes a collection of short case studies illustrating some of the qualities shown by care providers that are rated good or outstanding overall. It also shares the views of some people responsible for care quality and what they do to drive improvement.