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Frequency of visual field testing when monitoring patients newly diagnosed with glaucoma: mixed methods and modelling
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) -
This study explores the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of using different monitoring intervals to detect visual field progression in newly diagnosed glaucoma patients.
Risks arising from breakdown and failure to act on communication during handover at the time of discharge from secondary care
NHS England -
This patient safety alert has been issued by NHS England as part of its work to improve the quality and timeliness of communication with primary and social care when patients are discharged from hospital. It is asking organisations for information about their current local practices and challenges that will help form a national picture around handover at discharge. They are also being asked to provide examples of successful local initiatives designed to improve their discharge handover processes. In addition, other groups including GPs, community nurses, social care, voluntary sector and medicines reconciliation are being asked to share their views on how the process can be improved.
Knowledge Translation Network (KTN) -
This guide offers easy to follow, step-by-step guidance and resources to support organisations to use evidence to influence policy and practice. It also provides guidance on the use of evidence to influence funding and commissioning decisions and highlights other key resources.
Care and Support Alliance -
This briefing has been prepared by the Care and Support Alliance, based on information from Department of Health, to help the voluntary sector engage with the Better Care Fund.
National Voices -
This resource describes the critical outcomes and success factors in the care, support and treatment of people who use mental health services, from their perspective. It is aimed at NHS and council commissioners and providers of services to organise person-centred care and recovery-oriented support for mental and physical health and to know when they are achieving it.
Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) -
This guidance outlines the standards of practice that are expected of all surgeons as well as the skills, values and attitudes that underpin the profession and has been developed with surgeons and patient groups. It highlights surgical leadership and teamwork as crucial for achieving high-quality patient care and provides surgeons with a model that they should aspire to in day to day practice.
Department of Health (DH) -
The report looks at standards relating to patient nutrition and hydration, healthier eating across hospitals and sustainable food and catering services. NHS adoption of the recommended standards will be required through the NHS contract meaning that hospitals will have a legal duty to comply with the recommendations.
Public Health England (PHE) -
These factsheets compile up-to-date key information and data about obesity and its determinants in an easily readable format. The data factsheets will be a useful resource for policy makers, practitioners and anyone with an interest in obesity.