This user guide provides an overview of the chemical recovery navigation tool (RNT) and chemical recovery record form (RRF). These tools, developed to complement the existing UK Recovery Handbook for Chemical Incidents, cover the three environments of food production systems, inhabited
The Care Quality Commission will increase the fees paid to it by NHS trusts by 75 per cent next year.
The BMA has called on the CQC to halt its ‘unacceptable’ plans to more than triple the fee charged to GPs from this April and increase them to almost seven times the current rate in 2017/18.
Almost all CCGs could be given fully delegated primary care co-commissioning powers by 2017/18, NHS England has said.
This guidance which aims to support pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who have access to patient EHRs has been updated. As well as covering general principles about how EHRs should be kept, maintained and accessed, the guidance provides specific support to
A set of infographics to illustrate the role of Healthy Living Pharmacies in the health and care system.
This briefing for councillors, senior council officers and commissioners describes the increasing role of community pharmacy in public health and explains councils’ role and duties. A number of case studies are included to illustrate a variety of collaborative approaches by
The UK Advisory Panel for Healthcare Workers Infected with Bloodborne Viruses (UKAP) specialist dental working group have compiled a list of exposure prone procedures (EPPs) and non EPPs carried out in general dentistry. Each procedure has been categorised into the
CQC fees for GP practices will increase to 3.5 times their current level from this April as the watchdog presses ahead with plans to increase GP fees seven-fold over two years despite ‘strong preference’ against the move in a consultation.
Smart, quasi-autonomous robots and machines are replacing humans in workplaces all over the world. They learn fast, work hard, and certainly complain less. Intelligent technologies are increasingly delivering greater value for less money. But “better than human” comes with its
Why does repeated opposition cause negative reactions? There are many reasons — here are a few: Opposition seems jarring and appears to slow the team down. Disagreement can feel personal — and it usually doesn’t feel good. It feels like the person doing
In order to make smart decisions at work, we need data. Where that data comes from and how we analyze it depends on a lot of factors — for example, what we’re trying to do with the results, how accurate
Public Health England (PHE) has ruled out systematic screening of men over 50 with PSA tests, but has advised GPs to provide the test to asymptomatic patients who request it.
The number of GP practices in Wales fell by almost 2% last year, official data reveal, while GP numbers also fell slightly.
The government should “level the playing field” for mutual organisations that want to provide acute services alongside trusts and foundation trusts, a Department of Health sponsored study has said. Government must “level the playing field” for mutuals that wish to
As the NHS begins to visualise the capabilities of new care models, two briefings written by HSJ’s experts look at how vanguards are implementing service redesigns. Three trusts which make up the National Orthopaedic Alliance are defining a set of
NHS England has confirmed the individuals who will lead five year transformation programmes for NHS services in 41 areas of England. Eight of the leaders had already been named, including two local authority chief executives, and the updated list includes one further
A £270m community services contract between Virgin Care and East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been delayed for a month. The seven year, prime provider, fixed price contract was due to begin on 1 April but has been put back
We used a review of patient complaints relating to medicines at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals to drive improvement in TTO processes. We identified that a high proportion of complaints related to poor experience at the point of discharge from the hospital,
The VW scandal, among others, highlights the continued failure of companies to engage successfully with the world outside the corporation. As a global survey conducted by McKinsey shows, only 21% of business executives think their company frequently engages successfully. The
A few years ago, domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy was known for its racy ads featuring NASCAR driver Danica Patrick and The Biggest Loser star Jillian Michaels. While they may have gotten attention in the media, they didn’t
The health of people in Mansfield is worse than England’s average; there is a lower life expectancy and higher levels of limiting long term illness. The range and complexity of services provided in the wider health and social care system
Freda’s Fall is an interactive e-learning film focused on the prevention and management of falls Aimed at all healthcare professionals and associated staff and service users with a particular interest in falls and frailty Designed to enhance the knowledge and
Many people get the all clear to leave hospital but lack transport or don’t have someone who can support them as they recover at home. They can end up stuck at hospital, which means bed days are lost and
Jeremy Hunt has said that his biggest mistake to date as health secretary was to rely too heavily on inspection to improve poor care before he realised that culture change would have a greater impact. Speaking at a meeting convened by HSJ
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has dismissed as “harsh” a suggestion that problems with the recently published “learning from mistakes” league table raised a “question of competence” over the government’s handling of improvement initiatives. The table, the creation of which was revealed
The increased pension contributions expected from NHS employers will be a “more bearable burden” than previously thought, Jeremy Hunt has said. Jeremy Hunt says pension cost increase should be “more bearable” than thought for employers Cites lower than expected inflation
A £270m community services contract between Virgin Care and East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been delayed for a month. The seven year, prime provider, fixed price contract was due to begin on 1 April but has been put back until
The Health and Social Care Information Centre will this week consider a raft of proposals to improve the NHS’s cyber security amid experts’ “mounting concern” about attacks on health service data. Information centre to discuss raft of cyber security proposals
One of the biggest cop-outs in corporate life is to say, “We had a great a great strategy, but we just couldn’t execute it.” Hogwash. Any strategy that doesn’t consider the ability to execute is a lousy strategy to begin
Pro-diversity messages are everywhere, whether you’re searching for a job, playing soccer, or watching the Oscars. Their point is simple: Diversity is good and we need more of it. In the business world, for example, we know that more-diverse groups
I was recently working with a leader who had just lost a much-valued employee to a competitor. He had invested a large amount of time in mentoring and training the person and had high hopes and expectations for his career.
What is excellent health care? In medicine we’ve long operated under the mantra “doctor knows best.” Physicians sleep comfortably at night knowing they have competently performed a surgery or drawn on their medical knowledge to make life-saving diagnostic and treatment
It’s a common refrain in executive suites these days: “We need a new narrative.” It’s not enough any more to say “we make widgets.” With changes happening so quickly from so many directions – competition, regulation, technology, talent, customer behavior –
Corporations across the globe are increasing their use of external talent. In the U.S. alone, companies are engaging roughly 6.4 million independent contractors, freelancers, and other types of contingent workers. They’re doing this because hiring independent workers on a contingent basis
More than 1,200 NHS doctors and other health professionals have signed a letter by top GPs urging prime minister David Cameron to intervene in the junior doctor contract dispute and suspend plans to impose a new contract.
This toolkit will help local authorities make informed decisions on water fluoridation and the process to follow should they wish to implement, vary or terminate a scheme. Water fluoridation is one of a range of safe and effective measures to
The Prostate cancer risk management programme (PCRMP) aims to help primary care give clear and balanced information to asymptomatic men who ask about testing for prostate cancer. The prostate specific antigen (PSA) test is available free to any man aged
This resource provides information on approaches to reducing the prevalence and incidence of dementia. Download the infographics, references and a shorter version of this publication.
Technical evaluation of the Siemens Inspiration PRIME with VB30L software mammography system.
Medical colleges have called on the BMA to suspend plans for all-out strikes over the imposition of a new junior doctor contract, warning that patient welfare must come first.
When the Microsoft Surface first appeared, many critics panned it as a clumsy move into hardware — a device that was stuck in the middle, a half-step behind the hot market for tablets and only a half-step beyond the dying
Older people’s mental health wards across Sussex require improvement, according to the Care Quality Commission. Services run by Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust were criticised for inadequately separating men and women’s sleeping areas and bathrooms in the report but rated good
The CQC has rated its own progress on GP inspections ‘inadequate’ after failing to hit monthly targets throughout the 2015/16 financial year, and will be forced to speed up ratings over the coming year.
A major London hospital is to stop providing outpatient clinics at a community hospital in Kent in a cost cutting move. King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust is to relocate nine clinics from Sevenoaks Hospital to its own premises at Orpington
A non-executive director of an NHS trust has said complaints about his views on adoption by same sex couples from an LGBT group within the organisation led to his suspension. Richard Page had been removed from his role as a magistrate
The Paperweight Trust help people to take control of their domestic administrative affairs.The everyday burden of dealing with the practicalities of household paperwork and bureaucracy can become intolerable in a time of crisis. When you are feeling isolated, stressed and
The National Primary Care Network (NPCN) is a group of over 500 healthcare professionals from across primary care including GPs, nurses, dentists, physiotherapists, optometrists and pharmacists. Recently the group met to discuss the challenges currently facing primary care and what is needed to achieve
The problem Preventing inpatient falls has been a problem for the acute sector for many years and is associated with high risk for both the patient and the organisation. Approaches to risk reduction are complex because of the many factors
I am a nurse and an international powerlifter. Within both the job I do and the sport I take part in I am constantly looking to improve. In my job I want to improve the care for patients and within