This summary chart helps healthcare professionals assess a patient who may have been exposed to rabies from a bat.
Advisory letter to health professionals on how to administer post-exposure rabies vaccination with rabies immunoglobulin (RIG) BP08947111P. It provides: advice for patients who will receive a course of post-exposure rabies vaccination with rabies immunoglobulin (RIG) BP08947111P critical information on the correct
This summary chart helps healthcare professionals assess a patient who may have been exposed to rabies from a land animal.
The Health and Safety Executive has been criticised for not intervening over the deaths of mothers and babies at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust. James Titcombe, whose son Joshua died at the trust in October 2008, has
A non-profit provider of NHS audiology services in the South West has appointed Ian Reynolds, the former boss of Priory Hospitals, as its chief executive. Chime Social Enterprise, created in 2011 as part of the Transforming Community Service programme, provides adult
Clinical commissioning group leaders and some NHS England officials are questioning a move by Jeremy Hunt to impose a ‘league table’ style points ranking for CCGs. Concern in NHS England over Hunt’s CCG ‘points’ rating system – (HSJ Article request
You know the feeling: You’re about to give a big presentation (maybe it’s not even that big), and your nerves set in. You feel pressure in your chest. Your breathing gets shallow. Your blood pressure increases. And suddenly it seems
Conventional thinking has suggested that leadership positions go to those who aggressively plan their careers with a keen eye for building the right skills to reach top jobs. Others believe that leaders are born, not made. But according to research
When an executive at global services firm UBS Americas challenged trainees to design a cost-saving strategy, one young woman proposed that the company install software that puts a computer into sleep mode after a period of inactivity. This idea was
Ask anyone in technology. Sometime soon, the world around us will be smart. Everything from mugs to mailboxes will be context-aware. Our email inboxes will guide us to the highest priority action items. Online investment portals will automaticallyadvise us to
Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its application to business newer still.
Of all the ways to test for emotional intelligence, the marshmallow test might be my favorite. You put a child in a room, set one marshmallow in front of her and explain that, if she’s able to wait 10 minutes before
UK NHS organisations are required to consult patients and the public about proposals for major changes to services. The evidence base for current UK guidance is unclear. This report assesses what is known about effective patient and public engagement in reconfiguration
Using national statistics, key publications and insights gained from interviews with expert stakeholders, this paper describes what is happening in the NHS workforce now in three key areas: mental health, general practice and community nursing. Key findings are there are
Pertussis immunisation information for public health professionals, including updates. Whooping cough is a highly infectious disease that is usually caused by Bordetella pertussis. A similar illness is caused by B. parapertussis, but this is not preventable with presently available vaccines.
Facing the Future Together for Child Health is a new set of standards, developed jointly by the RCPCH, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). It builds on the Facing the Future: Standards
Laboratory reports of Haemophilus influenzae in England and Wales
UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations ID 20: Identification of Shigella species. The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 15 April 2015. Additional Item Review of users’ comments April 2015
UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations ID 16: Identification of Enterobacteriaceae. The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 13 April 2015. Additional Item Review of users’ comments April 2015
UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations ID 18: Identification of Legionella species. The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 14 April 2015. Additional Item Review of users’ comments April 2015
Serious mental illness (SMI) is a set of chronic enduring conditions including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. SMIs are associated with poor outcomes, high costs and high levels of disease burden. Primary care plays a central role in the care of
A plan drawn up by Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust to clear its elective treatment backlog has been labelled ‘not acceptable’ by both its local clinical commissioning group and Monitor. Monitor and CCG brand trust’s backlog plan ‘unacceptable’ – (HSJ
Voters believe Labour is the party most likely to give the NHS the money it needs over the next five years, even though the Conservatives have promised more cash for the service in the next Parliament. Tory cash pledge fails
HR should empower managers to decide on standards, hire how they choose, and develop company-wide leaders.
By becoming more strategic and operating with an edge, corporate HR departments can boost their effectiveness and shed their bureaucratic reputation.
Anyone taking the time to delve into the literature of strategy quickly realizes that there are two fiercely opposed camps. In the red corner we have the “positioning school” (TPS) and in the white we have the “resource-based view of
Can you think of any business topic that’s been hotter for longer than innovation? Trouble is, it’s hard to think of any business challenge where real progress has been harder to come by. So what are the parts of the
“I’ll get that done over the weekend.” This one sentence has become a one-size-fits-all solution when we can’t fit in working on a project, answering e-mail, or simply knocking items off our to-do lists during the week. And although it’s
What happens in your organization today that shuts down creative thinking?
We all know what it’s like to make the wrong impression—to come across in a way we didn’t intend. But research on perception shows that some of us are harder to judge accurately than others. Are you likely to be
There are few things at work as stressful as feeling that you can’t communicate with someone who has an impact on how well you do your job and on the quality of your experience at work. How many times have
Proponents of virtual work certainly make a great pitch: no traffic, no hassles, no shoes. And the trend is certainly taking hold. The number of people telecommuting rose 79% between 2005 and 2012. But while life without a commute or
Having full visibility of a patient’s pathway between acute, community and social care ensures the best care is given in the best setting. This is much more effective than just focusing on delayed discharges. Focus on the whole care pathway,
A non-profit provider of NHS audiology services in the South West has appointed Ian Reynolds, the former boss of Priory Hospitals, as its chief executive. Chime Social Enterprise, created in 2011 as part of the Transforming Community Service programme, provides
Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group has had to raid its reserves in order to cover the costs of implementing its main acute trust’s enhanced tariff option, HSJ can reveal. While the CCG received £1.8m from NHS England to contribute to
Three candidates with experience of NHS management feature in a top 10 list of potential MPs to watch in health after the election. Hanover, a public affairs firm, has profiled 10 prospective parliamentary candidates standing for election in “winnable” seats with
Mental health charity St Andrew’s Healthcare has taken top spot in Stonewall’s 2015 healthcare equality index. Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust was the highest placed NHS organisation, in second place in the index. Mental health charity tops Stonewall equality index –
Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust will employ a turnaround director to implement a series of recovery plans agreed with Monitor. The East Midlands trust was in the first wave of 11 trusts to be placed in special measures after a review
Monitor’s pricing team are readying themselves to be able to refer rejected tariff proposals for 2015-16 to the Competition and Markets Authority as soon as next month, should the regulator’s board decide to do so. Monitor readies itself to refer
Clinical leaders are ‘more willing to challenge or ignore diktats and messages from above’ than their managerial colleagues in clinical commissioning groups, research shared exclusively with HSJ has found. Clinical leaders ‘more willing to challenge diktats’, research finds – (HSJ Article request
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed Nigel Beverley as its new chair. Mr Beverley will join the trust next month, but will formally take over the role from acting chair Bob Holmes in July. Basildon and Thurrock
South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust has successfully reduced the number of patients admitted to private psychiatric units. Kamran Ahmed and colleagues explain how the private overspill review team turned it around Stem the patient overspill with this dream team
Commissioners across Greater Manchester plan to lobby the government to ensure money given to the NHS by drug companies as part of a national pricing deal is available for use in the region. NHS North Manchester commissioner to lobby over
The chief executive of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has announced she is to retire. Jane Lewington will be stepping down from her post in July. United Lincolnshire chief to retire – (HSJ Article request full text from Evidence Services or
Performance-management processes are under fire in so many places. This month’s HBR has a must-read article about how Deloitte is rethinking its system from the ground up. Instead of using forced rankings, Deloitte now asks managers to answer four clear,
In many cases, using email is simply unavoidable. So how can you balance the need to communicate with avoiding the potential pitfalls of using emotion in email? Here are five concrete, research-based recommendations: Understand what drives how emails are interpreted. Mimic
Since the late nineteenth century, we have seen five distinct movements in the way companies compete.
Some careers seem to maintain a powerful allure. Many people fantasizing about leaving their jobs for careers that seem to offer deep meaning, like teaching or non-profit work, or apparent autonomy, like entrepreneurship. Others are attracted by high-status, high-pay occupations
To build new technologies your frontline employees will use and trust — tools that will actually improve the customer experience — you need to ask for their feedback at every stage of development.
Today, knowledge workers use devices and platforms we wouldn’t have dreamed of 15 years ago, in workspaces we probably didn’t see coming, either (goodbye, private offices; hello, telecommuting). But while work has changed, the training we get about how to