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Future Of Surgery To Take Place Close To Patients Homes October 2017 A report on the future of planned surgery, recommends that 80% of all surgery should be done locally with the remaining 20% of the more complex cases taking place at specialist centres where... Read More →
Dignity in Care Public Survey Report October 2017 This report provides a detailed summary of the Department of Health?s online public survey on Dignity in Care, set up to hear directly from the public about their own experiences of being treated... Read More →
Learning not blaming: response to 3 reports on patient safety September 2017 Learning not blaming sets out the government’s position on:

• the Freedom to Speak Up review by Sir Robert Francis QC: we are improving the incentives for staff to speak out against poor... Read More →
2015 Heatwave Plan for England September 2017 The 2015 Heatwave Plan for England was published recently, and the MET Office is issuing Heatwave alerts from 1 June to 15 September 2015. The Heatwave plan for England remains a central part of the... Read More →
Reports show Health Patterns September 2017 Health, United States is an annual report on trends in health statistics. The report consists of two main sections: A chartbook containing text and figures that illustrates major trends in the... Read More →
Pandemic Influenza Flowchart for Triage and Indemnity Cover for Staff August 2017 The RCGP and Department of Health (England) have produced a flowchart to assist GP receptionists in determining which symptomatic swine flu patients should be seen most urgently - particularly in... Read More →
Putting Patients at the Heart of Care August 2017 In June 2009, the Department of Health brought together patients, third sector representatives, clinicians and managers to look at the role that Patient and Public Engagement (PPE) is already... Read More →
Social Partnership Forum August 2017 The Social Partnership Forum (SPF) is a partnership between the Department of Health, NHS Employers and NHS Trade Unions to improve working relationships and involve partners in the workforce... Read More →
Guidelines For GP Electronic Patient Records ref: 2005 August 2017 These remain the latest Department of Health guidelines for the good practice of the General Practice Electronic Patient Records - First Published June 2005. This document not only sets out good... Read More →
Guidance for primary care and employers on the management of long term sickness and incapacity July 2017 Guidance has been issued for all those who manage long-term (or recurring short- or long-term) sickness absence and incapacity, including employers and people working in the NHS. It will also be of... Read More →

Resources

Pandemic flu: managing demand and capacity in health care organisations July 2017 Guidance has been published on managing pandemic flu demand and capacity in health care organisations.

The aim of...
Dignity In The Care Of Older People July 2017 Dignity has become a central concern in UK health policy in relation to older and vulnerable people. The empirical and...
National Framework For Responding To An Influenza Pandemic July 2017 A document describing the Government?s strategic approach for responding to an influenza pandemic published jointly by the...
Self-Assessment Tool for Improving the Quality of Services to Children and Young People June 2017 A self-assessment tool has been designed to assist in assessing their knowledge and capability to commission children?s and...
People in control of their own health and care May 2017 The idea that people should have a stronger voice in decisions about their health and care, and that services should better...
Online tool takes the headache out of sick leave April 2017 NHS Employers has launched a free online tool to further improve the management of staff sick leave in the NHS. The tool is...
Health communication activities March 2017 The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) website: Health Communication Activities. This online...
Safety Features Of GP Computer Systems March 2017 A survey and study on the safety features required in GP computer systems, commissioned by the NPSA and published by the...
The Role And Value Of Specialist Nurses In Prostate Cancer Care February 2017 Specialist nurses may play an important role in helping to improve the experiences of patients with prostate cancer,...
Health And Care Statistics Website February 2017 The website containing data on all aspects of health care in Wales provides access to the latest statistical releases,...
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