News

Improving Health Visitor Immunization Knowledge February 2018 Health visitors play a pivotal position in providing parents with up-to-date evidence-based care on child health. The recent controversy over the safety of the MMR vaccine has drawn attention to the... Read More →
Patient Safety Training Resource For Practice Nurses February 2018 A patient safety training resource, aimed at nurses in all care settings, has been launched by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA). It contains training scenarios and supporting materials for... Read More →
Equality and Human Rights in the NHS: A guide for NHS Boards February 2018 This guide is designed to help NHS Board members understand and comply with their obligations under equality and human rights legislation. Every NHS organisation, as a public body, needs to assure... Read More →
National transplant system provides online capabilities February 2018 Up-to-the-minute data on the number of people waiting for an organ transplant in the United States are now available online for the first time.

'The additional data available and improvements... Read More →
Hospital discharge services February 2018 Ensuring the homes of people leaving hospital are adapted to their needs and in a fit state for them to live in is essential if the policy objectives of better hospital discharge and improved health... Read More →
Helping patients to leave hospital February 2018 "Achieving timely 'simple' discharge from hospital", a new toolkit launched recently by Health Minister Rosie Winterton, focuses on practical steps that health and social care professionals can take... Read More →
Scheme To Manage Poor Performance In The NHS December 2017 The Department of Health has issued details of a new NHS Performance Regime, designed to offer greater transparency and consistency in identifying underperformance, supporting recovery, and managing... Read More →
Healthcare Professions Consultation November 2017 The second in a series of orders that will take forward the reforms of professional regulation identified in the White Paper ?Trust Assurance and Safety? has been issued. It concentrates on reforms... Read More →
MRSA Report November 2017 A report examining the variation in rates of MRSA between different hospitals between 2001 and 2006 and looking at the factors which have contributed to a 27% fall in the probability that a patient... Read More →
Critical Care Contingency Planning Materials November 2017 A set of general principles have been provided to guide all NHS organisations in developing their ability to respond to an emergency where the number of patients substantially exceeds normal... Read More →

Resources

Learning From Serious Failings In Care June 2018 Senior doctors have called for action on systemic failures in the NHS.

A report published by the Academy of Medical...
Designing and commissioning services May 2018 NHS RightCare is a national NHS England supported programme committed to delivering the best care to patients, making the...
Atlas of Variation to Drive Health Improvements May 2018 Why continue to publish, indeed? For the simple
reason that in healthcare, as in health, there is no
meaningful...
Updated Guidance for the Management of Deaths Resulting From a Flu Pandemic May 2018 An updated guidance document proposes changes to the procedures for death and cremation certification that could be used in...
Start Smart Then Focus April 2018 The Department of Health has published new guidance Start Smart - Then Focus which will help hospital prescribers ensure...
Health maps to drive health improvements April 2018 In the National Health Service (NHS), we are interested to know whether people in different parts of the country have equal...
A Single Source For Patient Safety April 2018 HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is a national 'one-stop' portal of resources for improving patient...
Assessing patient safety March 2018 HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently announced a new tool to help hospitals and health systems evaluate...
Clinical Governance and Adult Safeguarding: an Integrated Process January 2018 The aim of recent best practice guidance, published by the Department of Health (England) is to encourage organisations to...
Emergency Planning For NHS Organisations November 2017 Guidance on arrangements for service provision during a major incident has been published by the Department of Health. It...
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