Central London Community Healthcare Trust has issued 181 smart phones to staff in areas such as physiotherapy, speech and language and occupational therapy after a trial showed multiple benefits.
Improving emergency care in the long term needs to start with understanding what drives people to accident and emergency, and which behaviours you can change and which you cannot, writes Nosmot Gbadamosi.
Circle has given share options to Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust’s charitable fund on the eve of its departure from the hospital. Circle gives share options to hospital charity in Hinchingbrooke swan song (Follow this link if you have a subscription
Public health concerns regarding e-cigarettes and debate on appropriate regulatory responses are focusing on the need to prevent child access to these devices. However, little is currently known about the characteristics of those young people that are accessing e-cigarettes. This
Smaller hospitals must ask ‘searching questions’ about the services they can realistically provide in order to guarantee their sustainability, a district general hospital chief executive has said.
The clinical commissioning groups taking on full control of GP services in their area this week will be responsible for performance managing poor practices and approving practice mergers, according to documents seen by HSJ.
NHS England plans to cut jobs and close offices in its primary care support services just weeks before it plans to announce the winning bidder of a £1bn contract to take over the function.
Jeremy Hunt indicates a future Conservative government would meet the £8bn called for by the NHS Five Year Forward View.
This manifesto sets out actions for the next government in order to make the best use of health innovations in the NHS. It argues that more needs to be done to ensure that ongoing investment and our excellence in science
This report reviews the findings from the 2013/14 PLICS data collection for admitted patient care. It includes information that is relevant to the overall process of patient level costing and highlights specific areas where Monitor encourages NHS providers to focus
This guidance is for licensed providers of NHS-funded services in England and NHS trusts and it explains what is expected of NHS providers in relation to the integrated care licence condition and where Monitor may take action.
There are many theories about how to “do” change. Many originate with leadership and change management guru, John Kotter. A professor at Harvard Business School and world-renowned change expert, Kotter introduced his eight-step change process in his 1995 book, “Leading
In October 2010 a proposal was made by a multiagency group of Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP), the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Cheshire West and Chester Council, to place a specialist practitioner in
Explores the role that impact investment can play in developing and scaling products to improve the quality of life of people with dementia. Social ventures can play an important role in helping to fill the gaps in provision and support
This guide to peer coaching has been developed by the Social Enterprise Academy to support learners taking part in the Nesta Creative Enterprise Programme delivered in partnership with the British Council. Key findings Learning from peers at a similar stage
What is the root cause of a problem? Often there isn’t one simple answer. The bigger the problem, the more likely it is that the roots will be widespread, and mapping out the causes can quickly get out of hand,
The guide is intended for those actively engaged in health care improvement work. It includes key concepts in spreading ideas; evidence on what is known about what works to spread improvement; and practical suggestions for planning your communications, engaging the
Evaluation is an essential part of quality improvement and when done well it can help solve problems, inform decision making and build knowledge. While evaluation comes in many shapes and sizes, its key purpose is to help us to develop
This report, commissioned by The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), summarises current capabilities for monitoring medicine use by indication across the four countries of the UK, highlighting best practice and outlining the further steps required to improve capabilities.
Between 2013 and 2014 the London School of Economics conducted two rounds of interviews of 200 representative, working age, social housing tenants from nine housing associations in the South West of England who rent homes to over 200,000 households. The
The health secretary has suggested a future Conservative government would meet the NHS’s £8bn spending requirement for the next Parliament.
The Care Quality Commission has said it is ‘shining a spotlight’ on good and outstanding NHS care with a new report. The regulator said that since launching its new inspection regime in September 2013, it had identified “three emerging themes”
An independent national patient safety organisation to investigate clinical incidents in the NHS should be created immediately after the election, a committee of MPs has said.
Salford Royal Foundation Trust has been rated ‘outstanding’ following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission. The Manchester trust, which was inspected by the regulator in January, is the second in the country to receive the top rating, following Frimley
Ed Miliband pledges to halt ‘privatisation of NHS’ at election campaign launch. The guidance urges commissioners to ensure appropriate services are in place in the light of new information and increased awareness of the scale of the problem.
Michelle Friedman, an executive coach who’s coached inside three of the Wall Street return-to-work programs, says the need for moral support is common. “The participants feel like they are going from zero to 100 miles per hour. The typical participant
The Care Quality Commission will no longer be risk rating GP practices as part of its intelligent monitoring process.
“Virtual work” is increasingly just “work” for most of us – whether we’re dialing into a conference call with our branch offices in London and New York, or VPN-ing in from home to catch up with work after-hours, remote work
East Sussex Healthcare Trust has been rated as ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission. However, a decision on whether to place the trust in special measures has been deferred after the CQC returned to re-inspect the trust this week.
The Business Model Canvas is a one page overview that lays out both what you do (or want to do), and how you go about doing it; enabling structured conversations around management and strategy by laying out the crucial activities
Updated to reflect changes in contemporary professional nursing and midwifery practice and to reflect the public expectations of care. All nurses and midwives were sent a copy of the Code before it became effective on 31 March 2015. Nurses and midwives
A national framework for the training and development of general managers within the NHS should be set up to support them in their role and ensure all are working to the same standards, a new guide to be published by
Web and policy updates on liason and diversion from NHS England.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has been taken out of special measures. The NHS Trust Development Authority took the decision after the Care Quality Commission found that the provider had improved in areas including accident and emergency, surgery and outpatient services.
This guidance answers the most frequently asked questions regarding the nasal spray flu vaccination being offered to children in primary schools during the autumn term 2015, and is intended for: headteachers school staff It is not intended for children, parents
The Care Quality Commission has made an unannounced inspection of Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust’s maternity unit after a fifth maternal death at the hospital.
Details for air ambulance charities applying for grants towards VAT costs in buying aviation fuel from 2014 to 2015. This document gives a short introduction to the scheme and describes the process for applying. Additional Item Air ambulance VAT on
A new board has been appointed to run Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust, led by former strategic health authority boss Alan Burns as chair.
The Amendment Directions 2015 concern the handling and processing of claims relating to the activities of Johnny Savile. The other directions to the NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA): transfer the functions of the National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS) to the NHS
The General Medical Council will be able to challenge ‘lenient’ decisions against doctors suspected of misconduct for the first time.
This document provides guidance to all NHS Foundation and Non-Foundation trusts on the actions to be taken to increase openness and clarity about NHS procurement. Although this document is not applicable to independent sector providers of NHS healthcare, such providers
The last 12 months have been something of an annus horribilis for the NHS provider sector with the perfect storm of squeezed income, increasing demand, pressure from regulators and even an unprecedented row over the tariff.
The aim of this toolkit is to provide an outline of evidence-based antimicrobial stewardship in the secondary healthcare setting. Following this toolkit will help organisations to demonstrate compliance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice on the
McCance and Widdowson’s ‘composition of foods integrated dataset’ on the nutrient content of the UK food supply, together with user guide and terms and conditions. The ‘Composition of Foods Integrated Dataset’ (CoFID) was first published in 2008, and brought together
Moving from economic inactivity into work can be challenging for someone with a mental health problem. But recovery colleges can help people make this transition. This report examines the role of these unique institutions, and suggests ways that their effectiveness
Asks NHS Trusts to validate their antibiotic prescribing data using this Public Health England (PHE) validation protocol. The protocol aims to: validate antimicrobial consumption data and develop a standardised reporting output for acute NHS trusts in England determine which antibiotics
This letter sets out: the role that the government expects Public Health England (PHE) to play in the health and care system the priorities of PHE in the period from April 2015 to March 2016
The coalition’s programme for government includes a commitment to work to reduce the use of animals in research. This delivery report describes the progress made on actions set out in the delivery plan.
This research explores differences between ethnic groups in labour market participation (unemployment, employment and hours worked) and employment status (low, mid and high skilled occupation levels) for those in work. It examines whether there is ‘clustering’ into particular occupations for
Our social networks can benefit our health and wellbeing, and may also affect how likely we are to experience poverty, giving us access to information, resources and support. Recent research has suggested that the nature and role of social networks